La Tour de l’Horloge ou Beffroi - Cucuron, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence
N 43° 46.374 E 005° 26.296
31T E 696233 N 4849538
Quick Description: La Tour de l’Horloge ou Beffroi de Cucuron
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 1/20/2019 6:12:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMZXQJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:
FR Le beffroi, construit sur une porte de la deuxième enceinte de remparts qui avait perdu son rôle défensif après la construction de la troisième enceinte, date de 1541.Il est surmonté d’un campanile dont le clocheton sert de support à une croix. Sous cette croix, ,on pouvait distinguer autrefois un ornement qui évoquait la forme d’un insecte.
Les Anciens s’amusaient à dire que c’était une « barbarota », c’est- à- dire un charançon qui s’installait dans les greniers ; sa présence symbolique au sommet du clocher était sensée protéger les récoltes de céréales. « Quand la barbarota es au clochier, es pas dins lo grenier ! »
Sur la photo ancienne, on peut voir la place, la fontaine et bien sûr, la tour avec son horloge et son Beffroi. Un batiment, sur le côté semble officiel avec une inscription que l'on ne peut lire (trop petit !)
Sur la photo récente, le bâtiment qui semblait officiel sur le coté, ne l'est plus. L’inscription au-dessus de la poste est devenu illisible, sur place.
EN The belfry, built on a door of the second wall, which had lost its defensive role after the construction of the third wall, dates from 1541 and is surmounted by a bell tower whose bell tower serves as a support for a cross. Under this cross, ,an ornament could be seen in the past that evoked the shape of an insect.
The Ancients used to say that it was a "barbarota", i. e. a weevil that settled in the attics; its symbolic presence at the top of the bell tower was supposed to protect the cereal crops. "When the barbarians are in the bell tower, are not in the attic! »
On the old photo, you can see the square, the fountain and of course, the tower with its clock and its Belfry. A building on the side looks official with an inscription that cannot be read (too small!)
In the recent photo, the building that looked official on the side is no longer official. The inscription above the post office has become illegible on site.
Physical Address:
Rue de l'Horloge
Cucuron, France
84160


Description of Postcard Location:
On the old photo, you can see the square, the fountain and of course, the tower with its clock and its Belfry. A building on the side looks official with an inscription that cannot be read (too small!


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