Revolt of the Chouans

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The pretty heiress A story of treason in Trévarez? Ouch, yes! A lady from the castle, in love with general Hoche, betrayed his family. She was the marquise Louise du Grégo… Her family (a very old...

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Saint Florent came in Mont-Glonne in the 4th century in order to evangelize the area. In the 7th century, saint Mauron founded here a small Benedictine monastery, soon prosperous. But it was burnt...

Boishardy's death (from Histoire de la Révolution, Thiers) - ©Jebulon / Public domain Boishardy's death (from Histoire de la Révolution, Thiers) - ©Jebulon / Public domain

During the French Revolution, the chouannerie shook Moncontour. The chouannerie? A bloody civil war between Royalists (the Chouans) and Republicans, in Western France… And in 1795, a Chouan leader...

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The story of Kerguehennec Two Swiss bankers in Brittany Here’s a nice Classical castle in the middle of Morbihan, near Vannes, where the General Council of Morbihan opened a modern art centre. But...

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Chabot family raised a small castle, in the 15th century, on the foundations of a former one, burnt during the Hundred Years War. In the 16th century, Perrette de Chabot married Gabriel Darrot, lord...

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