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The crosses of Jean du Born

Today Uncle Fernand decided to leave in the direction of the commune of Born in the footsteps of Jean du Born.

By Emmanuelle

The Zoom Sur are articles from our old blog telling the peregrinations of Uncle Fernand,
a curious Lozerian and very attached to his land.

The time has come to give the identity of our real writers.

In the 18th century, Jean du Born was known as a specialist in stone carving. Today his skills are part of our heritage.

On all of his crosses, a crosslet is depicted with a long-haired, veiled Christ on the front with his feet apart and on the reverse of the crosslet, a virgin who is most often posed on a pine cone.

The crosses of Jean du Born are spread over four communes in Lozère, and three of his crosses are located in the commune of Born.

In the square of the village of Born is a first cross.
East of the village a second cross dates from 1739, the last one is on the road that leads to the hamlet of Saint-Martin.

Take advantage of a trip to the commune of Le Born to return to the footsteps of Jean du Born and discover like Uncle Fernand the heritage of our department.

You can find more information about Jean du born and his particularities on the website of the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire.

Collection Pays d’art & d’histoire

This association of 22 communes has for main vocation to valorize the local heritage.
The Pays d’art et d’histoire “Mende & Lot en Gévaudan” proposes to the inhabitants as well as to the tourists, visits, conferences, festival and various guides.
We propose to illustrate the patrimonial richness of the Pays d’art et d’histoire of “Mende & Lot en Gévaudan” through our special collection of patrimonial.