Quarré-les-Tombes


Quarré-les-Tombes

French commune
nomcommune=Quarré-les-Tombes
latitude=47.36861
longitude=3.99833
insee=89318
cp=89630
région=Bourgogne
département=Yonne
arrondissement=Avallon
canton=Quarré-les-Tombes
(chief town)
maire=
mandat=
alt mini=298
alt maxi=606 m
area=46.05
sans=723
date-sans=1999
dens=16|

Quarré-les-Tombes is a town and commune in the Yonne "département", at the western edge of the Burgundy region in France.

Geography

The small village is located in the Morvan between the valleys of the Cure and Trinquelin. It is located on a granite hilltop of 450 meters altitude, which exposes the village to the northern winds and cold temperatures

The village is located at a crossroads of these routes:

#Avallon to St. Brisson,
#de Rouvray to Lormes
#Quarré to Cussy-les-Forges
#Quarré to Châtel Censoir

The area of the town is 4,605 hectares and has 37 hamlets.

Hamlets

Hamlets of archaeological or historical interest are:
* Champlois whose large pavilion was a feudal manor.
* The Gorge, which had a mansion in 1280 (owner Jean de Roilly).
* Villiers-les Pautots whose name comes from a Roman villa and the family nickname.
* Velars-le-Comte is of Roman origin (tiles, medals and statues recovered). In 1325 it belonged to Guyot of Veillart.
* Les Iles-Ménéfriers is known mainly for the accumulation of rocks called Roche des Fées.
* Les Mathieux housed a chapel dedicated to St. Eptade until 1667 .
* Au Moulin-Colas has remnants of Roman buildings.

History

In the seventh century, the village was named Quarreia, then was called Quarée until the eighteenth century. The current name of town comes from the large number of empty stone coffins ("tombes") in the graveyard surrounding the church.

Quarré, formerly Careacum, belonged to Corbon, Lord of Corbigny, who bequeathed it to his son in 706 at the Abbey of Flavigny.

In the eleventh century, the village was owned by the Sires de Chastellux, Counts of Quarré. The castle was built in 1863.

The church has undergone several reconstructions including one in the sixteenth century. [ [http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/merimee_fr?ACTION=RETROUVER&FIELD_1=cmer1&VALUE_1=quarr%e9%20les%20tombes&FIELD_2=cmer4&VALUE_2=&FIELD_3=cmer5&VALUE_3=&FIELD_4=AUTR&VALUE_4=&FIELD_5=cmer2&VALUE_5=&FIELD_6=titre&VALUE_6=&FIELD_7=date%20protection&VALUE_7=&FIELD_8=DOSURLP&VALUE_8=%20&NUMBER=1&GRP=0&REQ=%28%28quarr%e9%20les%20tombes%29%20%3aLOCA%2cPLOC%2cINSEE%20%29&USRNAME=nobody&USRPWD=4%24%2534P&SPEC=9&SYN=1&IMLY=&MAX1=1&MAX2=100&MAX3=100&DOM=Tous Quarré-les-Tombes] , French Ministry of Culture] The chair and bench are carved in the style of Louis XIII.

Demographics

At the 1999 census, the population was 723.
On 1 January 2005, the estimate was 714.

ee also

*Communes of the Yonne department

References

* [http://www.insee.fr/en/home/home_page.asp INSEE] en icon
* [http://www.ign.fr/rubrique.asp?rbr_id=1&lng_id=EN IGN] en icon


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