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QR Veyre-Monton – Bourg 4

Place de la Croix

The square, on the edge of the castle walls, is an extension of the Place du Poids de Ville. It owes its name to the wrought-iron mission cross erected during the Restoration period.
Looking down towards the cliff, you can see the monumental Virgin and Child, erected in 1869 following a preaching mission by the Capuchins. It was financed by the inhabitants of Monton on land that they owned. Made of Beaucaire stone and standing twenty-one metres high, it was chiselled by the sculptor Aristide Belloc friom Nantes, France.
The statue is the destination of an annual pilgrimage on the last Sunday in August.

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  • The Place de la Croix in the early 20th century. In the background, the Place du Poids de Ville, created by filling in the castle moat in the mid-18th century. Named for the public weighbridge, which was installed in 1886 and used until 1960.


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