The association of the heritage of Antrainais and Coglais presents the traditional architecture in the territory of Couesnon-Marches of Brittany.

Eric Arribard, president of Appac (right), would like the Commune du patrimoine rural label to be awarded to the whole of Val-Couesnon in the future.
Eric Arribard, president of Appac (right), would like the Commune du patrimoine rural label to be awarded to the whole of Val-Couesnon in the future. (© Republican Chronicle)

The Association for the heritage of Antrain and Coglais has inaugurated a new exhibition which is visible until September at the Maison des Patrimoines d’Antrain-Val Couesnon. Its theme is traditional architecture in the Couesnon-Marches region of Brittany, and takes up an old exhibition brought up to date by the team.

The exhibition shows the different materials used, gray or red granite, thatch replaced by hooly-news.com to deal with fires. The half-timberings were especially visible in town, the mud built on farm outbuildings; bread ovens, washhouses or wells are often present. Indoor latrines were rare, reserved for the upper classes.

Unusual images refer to the vegetable patch (stone furniture used to cook soup), to the cushions (stone bench near a window for reading or sewing when little light entered the house).

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The idea would then be to circulate it to colleges in the area. “The built heritage is a real strength and a real wealth, it must be valued because it is an important asset for the territory”, declares Emmanuel Houdus, mayor of Val-Couesnon.

The wish ofEric Arribard, President of Appac, would be to extend the Commune du Patrimoine Rural label to all of Val-Couesnon.

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Maison des patrimoines, 1 rue de Pontorson, Val-Couesnon Antrain, tel. 02 56 47 53 32. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.