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Roissy-en-France in Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France — Western Europe
 

Fontaine Compostelle / Compostela Fountain

— Roissy: Étonnant Village / Unexpected Village —

 
 
Fontaine Compostelle / Compostela Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 26, 2022
1. Fontaine Compostelle / Compostela Fountain Marker
Inscription.  
1905. «Citait to temps où l'on s'éclairait encore au pétrole et qu'en été on cuisinait sur les petits foumeaux à charbon de bois ou la diligence et ses deux chevaux, conduits longtemps par le père Simon puis Baptiste et Mercier, faisait is navette entre Roissy et la gare de Villiers-le-Bol. C'était to temps du sou de bronze, du franc argent, du Louis d'or La vie s'écoulait là, sans heurt, humble, dans la mine poésie champêtre de l'apre labeur quotidien» A. Pigeon.

(English translation:)

1905. "It was a time when houses were lit with oil lamps and when, in summer, cooking was done on small charcoal stoves, when the stagecoach and its two horses, driven for years and years by Père Simon, and then Baptiste and Mercier, operated a shuttle service between Roissy and Villiers-le-Bel's station; it was the time of bronze sous, le francs and Louis d'or. Life ran its course, unerringly, humbly, in the healthy rural poetry of harsh daily labour." A. Pigeon.

 
Erected 2022. (Marker Number 14.)
 
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this topic list: Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Roissy: Étonnant Village / Unexpected Village series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 49° 0.07′ N, 2° 30.913′ E. Marker is in Roissy-en-France, Île-de-France, in Val-d'Oise. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue Charles de Gaulle and Rue Houdart, on the right when traveling south on Avenue Charles de Gaulle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, Roissy-en-France, Île-de-France 95700, France. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Route de Maubeuge à Paris / Route from Maubeuge to Paris (within shouting distance of this marker); Église Saint-Éloi / The Church of Saint-Éloi (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Brasserie «Le Village» (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Pharmacie / Pharmacy (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ancienne Poste / Old Post Office (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Rue Dorval - Les Pailleux / Dorval Street - The Straws (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mairie Annexe / Town Hall Annex (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Les Cèdres / The Great Cedars (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roissy-en-France.
 
Fontaine Compostelle / Compostela Fountain and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 26, 2022
2. Fontaine Compostelle / Compostela Fountain and Marker
Fontaine Compostelle / Compostela Fountain and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 26, 2022
3. Fontaine Compostelle / Compostela Fountain and Marker
Fontaine Compostelle / Compostela Fountain and Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 26, 2022
4. Fontaine Compostelle / Compostela Fountain and Marker - wide view
Both the marker and fountain can be seen here, barely, peeking above the decorative shrubs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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