Le camp de Péran
by EXPERT
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Zaellig EXPERT Taken 11:00, 06/08/2009 (CEST +0200) - Views loading...

Advertisement

Le camp de Péran

The World > Europe > France

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

You are at the center of Camp Péran or Camp Burnt Stones (10th century).
Discovered in 1845 by Baron De la Pylaie, the walled enclosure is located on the common Plédran (Côtes d'Armor) and is classified a historical monument since 1875.
The camp consists of two concentric walls (each formed by a parapet and a ditch) in the shape of an ellipse (134m to the long axis and 110 to small). The inner rampart, which is the highest, sustained the action of a violent fire in the same way as glass castles of Scotland, probably remains of a Viking invasion ...
The carbon-14 dating is the fire that led to the vitrification of stone about the year 915. However, texts are the landing of the Normans bulldozer, Barbetorte at Dol, in the year 936. The future Alain IV Barbetorte said, then allegedly stole the mouth of Gouët, and have fought with the Vikings, entrenched in a camp.
Is this one of Péran, defensive place situated on a plateau rising to 160m?
The legend says that the fire lasted 7 years ...

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in France

map

A: Saint Brieuc

by Didier Rodrigue, 7.4 km away

Panoramic view of the Port of Saint Brieuc in French Brittany...........................................

Saint Brieuc

B: Notre Dame du Mont Carmel

by Zaellig, 21.0 km away

La chapelle Notre-Dame du Mont Carmel est située sur le toit des Côtes d'Armor, le Mont Bel-Air, à 33...

Notre Dame du Mont Carmel

C: Hiver 2010 à Caroual Plage

by Zaellig, 29.2 km away

Hiver 2010 à Caroual Plage

D: Les Trois Pierres d'Erquy (anse des Célèzes-Port-Blanc)

by Zaellig, 29.8 km away

Dans l'anse des Célezes-Port Blanc, aussi nommée site des Trois Pierres, se trouve l'abri du canot de...

Les Trois Pierres d'Erquy (anse des Célèzes-Port-Blanc)

E: Aube sur le Cap d'Erquy

by Zaellig, 29.9 km away

Aube sur le Cap d'Erquy

F: Une nuit étoilée à Erquy

by Zaellig, 30.2 km away

Sur la plage du Centre d'Erquy...au cœur de l’agglomération, à l’abri du Cap, encadrée par le pittore...

Une nuit étoilée à Erquy

G: En haut de la plage du Lourtuais

by Zaellig, 30.7 km away

En haut de la plage du Lourtuais

H: Sur la lande

by Zaellig, 30.8 km away

Sur la lande

I: Le Gobie doré

by Zaellig, 30.9 km away

Le Gobie doré

J: Ilot Saint Michel

by Zaellig, 34.1 km away

Depuis le Moyen Age, le rocher Saint-Michel a vu se succéder plusieurs édifices, lieux de festivité e...

Ilot Saint Michel

This panorama was taken in France

This is an overview of France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.

French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.

The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.

The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.

The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.

One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.

During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.

France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama