Missiriac-Bohal. A day of relaxation for children and seniors

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Posted on April 15, 2022

At the initiative of Christelle Marcy, mayor of Missiriac, the 7 children of the Sport Nature et Découverte school, as well as the elders of the Résidence des Ormes de Missiriac, were welcomed to the site of the Château de Villeneuve thanks to their complicity Alain De Chabannes, the owner of the estate, who is also mayor of Bohal…

Missiriac’s children, aged between 6 and 10: Louna, Julie, Elsa, Valentin, Eden, Alban and Aron, arrived at the grounds of the Château de Villeneuve in Pleucadeuc this morning, Thursday April 14. They were supervised by Mathias, the mayor of the city, accompanied by Michel, a volunteer…

The morning was dedicated to the discovery and conservation of the forest, thanks to the interventions and demonstrations of the Plumelec lumberjack, Xavier Grenié, expert in silviculture and actor in logging of the CRPF (Regional Center for Foresters). He knew how to draw the children’s attention…

After the picnic lunch break, the elders of the Ormes residence joined the children, who were being looked after by their carers. Alain De Chabannes greeted them warmly, then introduced them to the château and described it with its park and pond, etc.

“The chateau as we see it today was built in 1923 by my great-uncle and aunt Georges and Alice de Chabannes. Georges de Chabannes was my grandfather’s brother. The old castle, which was too close to the pond, was destroyed in 1920. In 1923, Mon oncle approached the Parisian architect Chatenay, who advocated an Anglo-Saxon style with an amalgamation of granite, chalk and half-timbering. inspired by (fashionable) buildings in Dinard and Deauville. The park is 182 hectares. It is located in the 2 municipalities of Bohal (⅓) and Pleucadeuc (2/3). The pond is almost 4 hectares in size. That already existed in the 18th century, like the tree sequence, which is over 200 years old…”

The mayor of Bohal will then mention the different species of trees, in particular the American oaks planted by his great-uncle, then by himself, the beeches, the hornbeams, the chestnut trees, the maples, the pines, all these species old but also new example of the Californian tulip tree, this large ornamental tree, or the 90 disease-prone boxwood species…

After this educational moment, a walk was organized in this wonderful environment around the castle. The walk was facilitated by volunteers who made themselves available to move wheelchairs. For the elderly, as well as for the children, the day was calming and enriching.

Exchanges between children and elders were also privileged…

Alain de Chabannes says he is willing to renew this type of outing so that people in the region can benefit from his possessions. He also plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Château de Villeneuve in 2023!

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