Forêt d'Araize

Forests in Martigné-Ferchaud
  • Private 970.86-ha forest massif including oaks, beeches and chestnut trees. Its ornithological interest lies in its role as a nesting site, uncommon in Brittany, for 5 species of birds: the middle spotted woodpecker, nightingale, redstart, bonelli's warbler and golden oriole. A pedestrian trail leads to Houillot's Tomb: in 1794, under the reign of Terror, farmer Houillot was massacred not far from his home in the forest of Araize. He was made to dig his grave and was then immediately shot. A...
    Private 970.86-ha forest massif including oaks, beeches and chestnut trees. Its ornithological interest lies in its role as a nesting site, uncommon in Brittany, for 5 species of birds: the middle spotted woodpecker, nightingale, redstart, bonelli's warbler and golden oriole. A pedestrian trail leads to Houillot's Tomb: in 1794, under the reign of Terror, farmer Houillot was massacred not far from his home in the forest of Araize. He was made to dig his grave and was then immediately shot. A crucifix stands as a memorial and the tomb receives all types of offerings to heal many evils.
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