Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lincent ...

... "Djôzef ", li mêsse pîr’heû /
Joseph, the master quarryman ...

... the roundabout Forguinis in Lincent ...

Lincent is mostly known for its white stone
called Lincent tufa (tuffeau de Lincent),
extracted from the Roman times to
the end of the Second World War.
The last active quarries in Lincent were located
in a place called Li Pîr'rêye and are remembered by
a brotherhood called "Li Pîr'rêye di Lîcint".
The brotherhood promotes two local beers
whose colour recalls the wealth of the soil of Licent:
a dark beer recalls the dark agricultural soil
whereas a light beer recalls the tufa ...
source: crwflags.com