The fairies of Buellas poype

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The fairies in Buellas poype

The fairies of Buellas poype is a historical re-enactment. The original was destroyed by its owner in 1786. Remnants of tiles and fragments of pot would have been discovered leaving indicate that someone would have lived. The inhabitants of the country evoked the presence of fairies, from where its name.

The poype has rebuilt the most likely way to some hectometres from the site of the historic work. It is located on the Buellas D45 to Montcet, 900 metres from Buellas at the height of the bridge over the river old cane. A small site with an information panel is located on the left.

The poype is the ancestor of the Château fort

The poype which etymology comes from the latin poppia, meaning nipple or breast. If the origin of the poypes is controversial, it seems obtained that they constituted a work of defence as a refuge for the local Lord in the middle ages (5th to the 16th century).

A poype is designed to carry a wooden or stone tower which served as a refuge in case of attack. The land used for its construction is the pit dug to protect. At the Summit, is a belted a Stockade Tower. A gateway was used to cross the divide to reach a second wall protecting the villagers and their animals. The whole called the barnyard was also surrounded by a moat.

The poypes of the Dombes

At the beginning of the 20th century, there were still 150 poypes in Ain. They are less and less noticeable in the landscape to the follow-up to the modernization of the environment. Include in particular the Villars poypes (10th century) in Villars-les-Dombes and the Roussières at Saint-André-de-Corcy. Unfortunately they did not object to a pardon.

In the Bresse a period of franco-savoyards conflicts, turf wars and looting are constant: it is the war of wrens. 1601 treaty related to the Kingdom of France part of the Dombes (Savoyard Dombes), in Exchange for the marquisate Salluces (Pressiat). Part of the Dombes remained until 1762, an independent, landlocked province in the possessions of the counts of Savoy.

The village of Buellas

The small village of Buellas has a Romanesque classified Church Saint - Martin of the 10th century and its galonniere of the 15th century. This is one of the most remarkable Romanesque churches in this part of the Bresse Dombes for harmony and unity. It was a possession of the Abbey of Tournus which settled in the 11th century a small Benedictine Priory.

Useful information :

Address :
Departmental 45,01310 Buellas

Good to know :
Buellas 10 Hall place Town Hall - 01310 Buellas Tel. 33 (0) 4 74 24 20 38

Free of charge.

Where to stay:

All accommodation

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