Le camp de Péran
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?
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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.
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Text by Steve Smith.