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It's a A short summary about my town:

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Since the humanity’s birth, Villa Cipia, called Seiches sur le Loir since the decree of the 13th of November 1920, has always been a place to live. Since 9000 BC the Neolithic’s men stayed on the actual hill of Matheflon, which is called like this thanks to the name of the Mathefelon’s family (lords of Anjou). Then the actual place of the town has been was occupied by the Gallo-romans. During the Vth century when the Empire has collapsed and when Gaul was plundered by the barbarians, the Christianity is arrived in the countryside.
That’s why an abbey has been was built in the town in 847 and it was occupied by the monks of Saint-Aubin. Then it were was the religious of Ronceray who lived in the abbey until the XVIIIth century.

At the end of the XVth century, Pierre de Rohan built a wonderful castle: “the castle of the Orchard”.

In 1873, the bridge which that crosses the river of Loir was built. It permited to the town to become again an important commercial crossroads again.

But it’s between 1914 and 1980 that economic prosperity arrived thanks to the tannery of Anjou and developed the town.

Historic monuments :

Seiches-sur-le Loir is a commune with a very important historical heritage. Indeed, many kings occupied the town and more especially specifically the castle of the Orchard.

In Seiches, there is a little obelisk overcame covered by a cross, which is called the dog's cross. Indeed, the legend tells that the Gié's marshal (Pierre de Rohan) lost his dog during the return of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle's pilgrimage. The dog named Relais died on the place of the obelisk, which has been was built by the marshal to remember his dog.

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There is a beautiful water mill in Matheflon. This old building from the 12th century was restored in 1760 and borders the river le Loir. The mill didn't has not worked since 1905.

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But the most important example of the historic heritage is the castle of the Orchard. At the beginning, in 1441, the castle was a walled farm which that belonged to the middle class Pierre Chabot. Then, in 1482, the castle was bought by the Gié's marshal (Pierre de Rohan) who built a largestr castle from 1494 to 1499: The castle of the Orchard. His descendant, the Rohan's cardinal, destroyed a part of the old castle in 1776 and he fitted out the rest of the castle.
Five kings of France like the king Charles VIII lived there.

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Leisure activities:

In the town, there are a lot of sports's associations like :

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Dance
  • Basket
  • Badminton
  • Petanque
  • Running
  • Gymnastic

and a regional sport : "La Boule de fort"

"La Boule de fort" :

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It's a "sport" because it's a physical activity and because there are more and more competitions. But the play game is also a leisure because the players play in carpet slippers and the encounters are friendly.
La boule de fort is an form of identity from Anjou. Indeed, it's a part of the Rregion's knowledge.
The first challenge of "Boule de fort" took place in Asnieres in 1907 and the first Federation of "Boule de fort" was created in 1907.

Photo's source: Wikipédia / http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boule_de_fort / Boule de fort / Consulté le 31 Janvier 2013

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The celebrations:

There are many celebrations : 14th July, music's festival, Timo's race, twinning between my town and a german's town : Erlenbach …

Timo's race :

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The money which that is raised during this day is for the Marie Curie's institute. It serves to fight against the brain's cancer. This race is called Timo's race because of a young boy (Timothé) who lived in Seiches and who died of this disease.

It's a day with many races :

For adults:

a race of 4 kms
a race of 10 kms

For children:

a race of 1.5 kms

And a race for the family.

I have took taken part to in this race for two years. This year , I will take part to in the race of 10 kilometers.

My opinion:

I like my town and the surrounding country because there are lots of landscapes and pathways to walk.

Bibliography:

A mettre aux normes

Wikipédia: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiches-sur-le-Loir (my town)
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boule_de_fort (boule de fort)
The site of my town: http://www.seiches-sur-le-loir.fr/
My brain