La Rochénard : une commune pilote

Cultural, Historical
Departure / Arrival : LA ROCHENARD > LA ROCHENARD
Distance : 2.2 km
  • CHATEAU-D-EAU----interieur--Sylvie-Deboeuf-

Thanks to archaeological excavations, we find traces of occupation of the Rochénard site since the end of the 1st century and the beginning of the 2nd century AD. The 1978-79 excavations revealed a cemetery with burnt human and animal bones, fragments of ceramics and glass, as well as coins dating from the Roman period. You can find them at the Pierre-Henri Mitard cultural space in Usseau. Since 1287, the name of the commune has been in constant evolution but the toponymy is quite similar. The culture of the vine is the main activity of the commune in the XIXth century but the phylloxera puts an end to it. The inhabitants turned to livestock and cereal farming. In 1948, the commune was described as a "pilot" because it was a model for rural communes: electricity, running water, baths and showers, a rural home...

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La Rochénard : une commune pilote - 79270 LA ROCHENARD

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