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Post 6. Houses and Architecture

The residential houses all have several floors that housed several families.

Map of St-Jean

“The houses were not well insulated. We insulated the walls with newspapers. Everyone slept in the bedroom and the little room where there were, under the beds, other pull-out beds. The girls slept in the large room with the parents. “

If we take the time to observe, we can even estimate the period of construction, and that of when a floor was added or a masonry wing. There are subtle hints, such as an inscription in stone, another on a beam, a frieze on planks, frosted glass, a difference in window heights. These clues allow us to observe the built heritage of the village in another way.

 

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Go beyond the newly renovated buildings on the left, a chapel on the right and we arrive on the paved road.