Welcome to La Chapelle-Saint-Luc !
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This relatively imposing building is the town hall.
The town of La Chapelle-Saint-Luc stretches along both sides of the road RD 619. It underwent significant development at the end of the Second World War. Therefore, a new town hall became essential to meet the needs of the new inhabitants.
Designed in 1959 by the Robert brothers, architects from Troyes, this building has a classical, rectilinear and relatively symmetrical style. It was inaugurated on the 22nd of March 1959.
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In the past, on the site of the current Cultural Centre was a farm, called the Mizelle farm.
Before, it was located in the commune of Saint Martin. In 1856, Saint Martin was attached to the city of Troyes, which led to the setting up of offices dedicated to the payment of a duty for each passage of cereals and other products.
Fed up, the farmers decided in 1857 to move their farm 2 km away, to the commune of La Chapelle-Saint-Luc. In 1976, the Baudin family, owners of the farm, decided to sell the property and the town of La Chapelle-Saint-Luc bought it. Pierre Mizelle was the last occupant of the property and was forced to leave and relocate, with great sadness and regret.
In 1987, the farm was dismantled and partly reassembled near the Géraudot beach and at the Brienne la Vieille ecomuseum.
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At the end of this street, take the small staircase which leads to a public garden.
This is the “Parc du Cinquantenaire de la Libération” (Park of the 50th anniversary since the Liberation).
This park is located along the railway line and offers visitors a nature break and a walk in a green setting. Different species of trees and numerous aromatic plant scents such as thyme, sage and lavender enhance the area.
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This rural church was built twice, in 1513 and in 1579. It is dedicated to the Evangelist Saint Luke, of whom it had a relic until 1814.
This relic disappeared during the Russian occupation. It has a few beautiful stained-glass windows from the 16th century Champagne school as well as a rich interior decoration, with the altarpiece of the Virgin, the 16th century high relief of Saint Hubert and a 13th century Virgin and Child…
It has been protected as a historical monument since 1894.
On the outside walls of the building are strange graffiti such as those shown on these photos.
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This porch is the entrance of a beautiful house that can be seen in the middle of a park with trees.
Here is an old postcard showing it:
Next to it, at the level of the dovecote, is an iron cross which was once located near the entrance to the coach-building garage, erected in 1856 by the local council.
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On the site of this building, there used to be a large house. It was located on the old path called “chemin de la Cordelière”. It was a country house that was extended by a brick and stone Renaissance-style building in 1890.
This house was inhabited and was badly damaged by the bombing in 1944. It was left abandoned and destroyed in 1980, then replaced by this 440-unit building.
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This plaque commemorates the assassination of Mr André Gillon, shot for no reason in the street by a German patrol. No link with the resistance has been established.
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At the end of it is an imposing building which houses the museum “Musée de l’Ancienne Malterie”.
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On your right, there is an old brewery built in 1900, whose inscription “Brasserie du Terminus” (“Terminus Brewery”) can still be seen on the façade.
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You can walk into it and discover the pavilions of the Villa Auguste Millard.
They were built following a bequest of 150,000 francs to the “Caisse d’Epargne et de Prévoyance” of Troyes (a bank) by a benefactor of the city, Auguste Millard (1830-1916). He was a Doctor of Medicine, he made a career in Paris but kept close and emotional links with the city of Troyes, where he had his family roots.
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