Fontaine Saint-Julien - Courtisols, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 48° 59.403 E 004° 33.447
31U E 613936 N 5427518
Quick Description: [EN] Water from the fountain was also believed to cure eczema in young children. [FR] L’eau de la fontaine passait également pour guérir l’eczéma des jeunes enfants.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 4/14/2020 5:42:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM12AGT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
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Long Description:

"Often overlooked, the Saint-Julien fountain, nestled in lush greenery 150 meters from the church of the same name, is one of the most charming places in Courtisols.

It was the seat of a custom observed until 1890. Each year, in the afternoon following mid-Lent, the majority of farmers went there to scrape off the mud covering the bottom of the basin before drinking a sip of spring water.

This practice, reported by Mr. Charlier de Courtisols to the Société d'Agriculture, Commerce, Sciences et Arts de la Marne, would have had the virtue of preventing the fountain from drying up and preserving thirst during summer work. "

Sources : The Fountain

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" Souvent méconnue, la fontaine Saint-Julien nichée dans un écrin de verdure à 150 mètres de l’église du même nom, est un des endroits les plus charmants de Courtisols.

Elle était le siège d’un coutume observée jusque 1890. Chaque année, dans l’après-midi qui suivait la mi-carême, les agriculteurs, en leur grande majorité, s’y rendaient pour gratter superficiellement la vase recouvrant le fonds du bassin avant de boire une gorgée d’eau de la source.

Cette pratique, rapportée par M. Charlier de Courtisols à la Société d’Agriculture, Commerce, Sciences et Arts de la Marne, aurait eu la vertu d’empêcher la fontaine de tarir et de préserver de la soif pendant les travaux d’été. "

Sources : La Fontaine

Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: 0

Private Land access?: Not listed

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