Geographythis commune is situéé with the steps of the department of the English Channel, with the borders of the department of the Flowering ash. It is characterized by a habitat concentrated enough in the borough and by a site of very first interest: the Arthour Pit. St Georges belongs to the Normandy-Maine Natural park, whose mayor Louis Hamel was one of the founders. It is also located on the Lancelot circuit of the Lake.
Places and monumentsOne can visit the beautiful church of the village: very old, it was modified by English at the time of the 100 year old war, with many polychrome statues of saints inside. The bell-tower was remade following the damage generated at the time of the Second world war, on the model of that of L church of the upper town of Domfront. The interior of the church was the subject of a restoration of quality in the years 2000.
In addition, on the territory of the commune, with a few kilometers of the borough, one can discover the classified site of the " Arthour" pit; where, according to the legend, king Arthur and the Guenièvre queen would have remained. It is a superb place, very rock (famous site for the climbing), with a forest (which is a prolongation of the forest of the " moor pourrie"), a lake and river live. This site forms part, like the commune of Saint-Georges, of the Park Normandy Maine and the circuit " Lancelot of Lac". On a house of the borough one will notice a pretty polychrome wood former holy appear Georges embanking the dragon. There remain nothing the old castle, if they are not some traces of the ditches to the locality of " the Bray" Board; , below the very old one and remarkable farm of " Salle". An old legend " The greyhound bitch obstinée" as a framework the castle of Saint-Georges has. It appears in the majority of the collections of legends Normans.
EventsAt the 19th century the painter Theodore Géricault, painter, enter others, of famous the " Raft of the méduse" , accomplished many stays of remaining summer in his/her cousins with St Georges. It is here that he attended much the horses… to become one of the most famous painters about it. One can discover on the road of Saint-Georges with Saint-Cyr military school, the locality " Géricault" hotel; who attests local origin of the family of the painter.
BirthsConventional Siméon Bonnesoeur-Bourginiere, deputy of the Handle to the General states of 1789, and member of the the Council of the Five hundred, was born at the village from Bourginière with Saint-Georges. Lawyer, cousin of the Géricault painter who made of it a portrait today with the museum of Philadelphia, it voted the death of Louis XVI and had, like regicide, at the time of the white Terreur, to exile itself in Belgium. He is buried in the old church of Barenton. Monseigneur Hippolyte Simon, current Archevêque of Clermont was born with Saint-Georges-of-Rouelley.
DeathTwo members of the Legion of honor rest with the cemetery of the commune: Mr. Victor Pascal Foucault-Montecot, Mayor of St Georges of 1906 to 1958; and, his/her son-in-law, Mr. Louis-Pierre Hamel, mayor of 1965 to 1982. A large burial " Louvel" , family of the mayor of Caen, in load of the rebuilding of the capital Norman, after the II world war, is installed in the old part of the cemetery.
Saint-Georges-of-Rouelley is the cradle of a football club which played a long time more regional high level in Division of Honor in the years 1970-1980, and which amalgamated in 1988 with the club close to Domfront. This is an exceptional fact compared to the size of the commune (less than 1000 inhabitants), and of its infrastructures.
- Common of the English Channel
- Saint-Georges-of-Rouelley on the site of the national geographical Institute
- Saint-Georges-of-Rouelley on the site of INSEE
- Saint-Georges-of-Rouelley on the site of Quid
- Localization of Saint-Georges-of-Rouelley on a chart of France and communes bordering
- Plane on Saint-Georges-of-Rouelley on Mapquest
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