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Bienvenue à Jametz 15/23

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Hidden : 01/14/2017
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Terrain:
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Voici une série de 23 caches de bienvenue "Welcome" sur le territoire du Pays de Montmédy. Suivez-moi et découvrez l'histoire de chacune de ces communes !
Faites attention, cache en bord de route, soyez prudents et discrets !

Jametz, une bataille historique
D’intrigantes buttes ! Voici ce que vous découvrirez en arrivant sur Jametz. Imaginez alors à cet endroit une imposante forteresse ceinte de murailles s’étendant autour de la ville. Propriété des Princes de Sedan construite en 1456, longtemps refuge protestant, elle résista deux ans, jusqu’en 1588, au siège de 7000 hommes conduits par Charles III. Château et fortifications ont disparu vers 1672, sur ordre de Louis XIV.
Au pied des buttes ne résonne plus que le clapotis de l’eau du lavoir à double impluvium joliment restauré. De ces décennies glorieuses, il reste dans le cimetière, la chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Mont datant de 1560. De l’amas de pierre subsistant de l’ancienne forteresse sont nées de belles demeures des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, richement ornées de moulures.

Intriguing earth mounds! You can’t miss them as you approach Jametz! Now picture a daunting fortress here, with walls surrounding the whole village. Built in 1456 and belonging to the Princes of Sedan, for a long time this was a Protestant refuge and for two years it resisted the siege by 7000 men led by Charles III, right up until 1588. Then, in around 1672, the castle and fortifications were demolished, under the orders of Louis XIV.
Now, the only sound to be heard from the mounds is the lapping of water from the beautifully restored rainwater-fed, two-basin wash house In the cemetery, the chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Mont is a reminder of those glorious decades, as it dates back to 1560, and beautiful 18th and 19th century buildings with richly ornate sculptures have risen from the rubble of the old fortress.


Lavoir de Jametz © La Lorraine Gaumaise - Michel Laurent
La photo ne correspond pas à la cache, mais vous invite à visiter le village !

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