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Post 15. Place du Coher

You are on the Place du Coher. “Coher “ is a word in dialect that cannot be translated in a single term. It was the place reserved for discussion, where the elders met to talk about life in the village.

Observe the house next to the cross. It was added to in three successive stages in the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. On the top floor, to the right of the roof ridge, the date 1791 is inscribed.

In the centre of the square, the cross is made with a single piece of wood with a height of 21.8 meters. It is said to have twisted under the effect of moonlight. Behind it, one can admire, the tallest house in the village, 15 metres high.

The historical visit of Grimentz ends here, but feel free to stroll through the village via its paths and streets that hide many wonders of the built heritage of the town. Every Monday or on request, the “ Société de développement “ of Grimentz-Saint-Jean organizes a guided tour.

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Post 15. Place du Coher
3961 Grimentz
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