Boisney, route nationale in front

Boisney has the route nationale 13 in front and narrow alleys lined with trees in the back. Fat lambs are grazing on small meadows. It’s quiet in those alleys and you wouldn’t guess that the route nationale is just some alleys away.

Boisney had 283 inhabitants in 2006. It lies at the N13 between Évreux und Lisieux. There’s a parking area at the N13, with a restaurant for truckers. Behind the parking area is a memorial for the family Dudou. Don’t step on the lawn there. Behind the family memorial is the church and a war memorial. Behind the church the real Boisney starts. There’s no opportunity for parking there and I couldn’t even find the town hall.

Église Saint-Aubin, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: public domain/gemeinfrei

Church Saint-Aubin, own photo, licence: public domain

The church Saint-Aubin is consecrated to Saint Albinus of Angers (468/469-550). She was built in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 18th century. The parts built of brick, are the new ones. She is classified as Monument historique (Listed building) since 1862. In front of the church stand two huge yew trees, because in this region it was custom to distribute small, blessed branches of yew after a mass.

In the church Saint-Aubin are some historical artifacts, for example two tomb slabs that are classified Monument historiques as well. But the church was closed and I couldn’t see them.

Église Saint-Aubin in Boisney (Südseite), eigenes Foto, Lizenz:public domain/gemeinfrei

Église Saint-Aubin in Boisney (southern façade), own photo, licence public domain

On the southern façade I found some cryptic carvings. Maybe it’s against the evil eye, like the carvings on the southern façade of the church in Saint-Georges-du-Vièvre.

mysteriöse Einritzungen in der Südfassade der Kirche, eigenes Foto: Lizenz: public domain/gemeinfrei

mysterious carvings, own photo, licence public domain

Kriegerdenkmal vor der Kirche, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: public domain/gemeinfrei

war memorial in front of the church, own photo, licence public domain

In 1904 the family Dudou bestowed a memorial on Boisney, it was inaugurated by the whole city council.

Denkmal der Familie Dudou in Boisney, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: public domain/gemeinfrei

memorial of the family Dudou, church and yews in the background, own photo, licence public domain


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