LA MOTTE FÉODALE DU CHÂTEL // THE FEODAL CLOD OF THE CASTEL

Before we pass
on…

…It is essential
we become aware

Marcillé-Raoul is famous for its double and quite well-preserved feodal clod called
the Chastel. Even though the clod is almost hidden under heavy vegetation, it
is still an important historical spot around Fougères, linked with the famous
baron Raoul III of Fougères. 

The APPAC has
always been interested in this clod for the touristic and economic potential it
beholds. Now that it belongs to the municipality, a new ambitious project of
mid- and long-term perspective for the clod is being carried out by the APPAC
and based on the support of local actors (inhabitants, councilors, specialists,
schools…)

The project shall be divided into several steps:

  1. First, the site
    of the clod is being cleaned from its dense vegetation to have an easier access
    to it and to allow interventions from specialists
  2. Then
    archeologists from authorized services give a first diagnosis. Topographical
    and stratigraphic plans are established. The new data is being treated to be
    exploited. All along the process, the population is being kept informed about
    new information.
  3. An action plan
    is proposed in order to valorize the site, as well as a virtual or augmented
    reality system.

The new site will
then reveal its secrets to locals, visitors, and schools, or to anyone who
desires to know more about one of the best-preserved clod we have.