Sites & cities that bear the name of Montcaret


Today in : France
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Mons Caretus

Description : Montcaret is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. In the i st century AD. AD is built a Gallo-Roman villa destroyed around 275 by the Alamans . Rebuilt in the following century, it was devastated by the Vandals in the early v th Century 11 . A Benedictine priory would have been established on the spot during the Merovingian period 11 . The monks are building a church there in the xi th century, including reusing capitals Gallo-Roman. The first known written mention of the place dates back to the year 1081 in the Latin form Mons Caretus. The Protestant cult established in 1541 in the region of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande is deeply rooted in Montcaret. During the Huguenot rebellions , after eight days of siege, the town and the castle of Montravel were takenFebruary 22, 1622by the royal troops commanded by Charles , Duke of Elbeuf . The city is burnt, the women raped, the men killed. In 1685, at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes , the registers attest that 80% of the inhabitants were reformed. The worship continues in a clandestine manner without interruption despite several passages of royal armed troops (1685 and 1757). From 1750, the parish of Montcaret was mentioned by the colloquium of churches in Bas-Agenais. A barn converted into a temple was destroyed by order of the king in 1770. The cult was legally restored onApril 8, 1802. In April 1827, 163 subscribers finance the construction of the current temple for an amount of 4,975 gold francs . The Protestant population of the town was estimated at around a thousand people in 1840. It was also in 1827 that, during the digging of a wash house, a mosaic of the Gallo-Roman villa was brought to light.

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