- Points of interest
1 Départ de la Mairie, place des anciens combattants
2 Safran du chemin Rouge
3 La Mignotière
4 Le Vignoble
5 Les Fermes
6 Parc Éolien
7 La Mulnière
In the past, epidemic diseases like malaria and typhoid were common. More often, they were rife in the marshy regions or near the harbour areas. At Brem, we had both .....In 1785, 48 people perished, taken away in a few weeks by a terrible epidemic (2)
But, who was this mysterious “young lady” of the Mulnière? The ancient Vendéen legends claim that this name recalls the memory of Fairies ....Whatsoever it be, in his “Topographic Dictionary of the Vendée,” the writer Edmond Bocquier discovered that in our commune alone, there were no less than four places which had the name of “la demoiselle.” Between us, this proves at least one good thing: As far as their choice of “residence” went, these young ladies had above all good taste.....
8 Hameau de la Corde
9 Menhir de La Crulière
10 La Bicoque, élevages d'escargots et de grenouilles rieuses
11 Église Saint-Martin
XI century : Romanesque nave and choir
XVII century : Addiction of the transepts
XIX century : Buildingof the west frontage and the beltower with a "bec d'hirondelle" (swallow's bic) Contrary to Saint Nicolas, the church didn't suffer of religions wars.
12 La Vigie de La Crulière
It was in 1792 that a French engineer, Claude Chappe, suggested to the Legislative Assembly, a system of communication, based on the transmission of messages between stations spaced 10 kilometres apart and situated on high ground.
The messages were made up of a sequence of semaphore signals which when received from the previous tower and read with the aid of a telescope, were reproduced to be read by the following tower.
Thanks to this procedure, the messages only took a few minutes to reach the other side of the territory.
It was in 1794 that Claude Chappe established a first link between Lille and Paris.
Vigie: This name has been generally attributed to signalling posts. Without doubt, it also applied to surveillance posts (the ancient customs house)
- 160 meters of difference in height
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