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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, behind the cross, you can admire the tallest house in the village, 15 metres high.

The cross, which has been placed by helicopter in 2020, substitutes the ancient cross dating back to 1947, which fell down during a wind storm in 2019. Made with a single piece of wood with a height of 21.8 meters, it had the peculiarity of having twisted under the effect of moonlight.

The demonstration of solidarity allowing the quick replacement of this religious symbol reminds how deeply the inhabitants of Grimentz value their traditions and heritage.

The Historical Path 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.

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Post 15. Place du Coher
3961 Grimentz
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