Sentiers du Patrimoine ®



Informations directionnelles

Faire demi-tour, traverser la route, puis le parking du pôle loisirs. Prendre ensuite la rue à gauche. Continuer tout droit et aller voir le lavoir de la Demi-Lune sur la droite.

Prochain point :

Lavoir et abreuvoir de la Demi-Lune

Prochain point : lat="49.146252" lon="1.97635"

Founded by Jean-Baptiste Cartry in the late nineteenth century, it continues its social mission



When a fanciful last will...

Jean-Baptiste Cartry, a wealthy landowner and farmer from Commeny, having neither wife nor children, made a will toward the end of his life to found a hospice for the elderly in Marines, capital of the canton. This generosity would have been welcomed like a shot had it not been subject to some extravagant conditions: the deceased, besides wanting a statue erected of himself, ordered a church to be built in the same place to house his tomb! An edifice that he expected Marines municipality to build... Not wanting to give up a windfall of two million francs, the municipality came to a compromise with the sisters of the deceased, who in return for a share of the inheritance agreed to be more flexible about the last wishes of the donor. So the hospice, designed by the architect Gilbert, saw the light of day after all in 1888. At the entrance stood the statue of Jean-Baptiste Cartry, made by the sculptor Granet, and at the back stood the chapel of his resting place.



... leads to something permanent

Cartry Hospital-Hospice has continued to evolve and expand since its inception. The neighbouring house was bought by the establishment to house its administration and offices. Built in Caillouet gritstone from the hill overlooking Marines, it is typical of the early twentieth century. It has a very elegant wrought iron gate reminiscent of the Art Nouveau period with stylized floral motifs.





by Expression Nomade