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Historic characters
    The Commanderie Templière d'Avalleur :

    The order of the Templars was founded by a native of Champagne in Jerusalem in the year 1119, in order to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land. Remains of the Templar period include the 12th-century Romanesque and Gothic chapel...

     

     

     

    There is a 400-km netword of paths allowing lovely walks in the Barsequanais region.

MILON IV Count of Bar sur Seine, who died in 1219 at Damietta (on the 4th Crusade)
He founded la Maison Dieu


People who were born in BAR SUR SEINE :

JEANNE DE NAVARRE (1273-1307)
  Wife of King Philippe IV le Bel

 

Jeanne de Navarre

Jeanne de Navarre

 

JACQUES VIGNIER (1603-1669)
  Historian

PIERRE POUPOT (1552-1592)
  Poet

ALEXANDRE VERDY (1813-1863)
  A builder
  Responsible for a number of bridges and the circus in Troyes (Théâtre de Champagne)

 

PAUL PORTIER (1866-1962)
  Biologist

  The man who discovered (with Ch. RICHET) anaphylaxis (allergy)

 

Paul Portier

 Paul Portier

 

 

PEOPLE WHO HAVE PASSED THROUGH OUR TOWN

HENRI IV
  On his way to the battle of Fontaine-Françoise

FRERON
  A writer and opponent Voltaire

PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED IN BAR SUR SEINE

 

THE GONCOURT BROTHERS

Jules and Edmond often came to stay with their cousins the Labille family from 1834 to 1878 (Bar sur Seine is mentioned in their journal)

 

Maison de vacances des frères Goncourt

  GONCOURT BROTHERS' HOLIDAY HOUSE

 

SMETANA (1867-1948)
  A painter
  One of the minor talents of post-impressionnism

 

Peinture de SMETANA

Painting of SMETANA

 

 

MAURICE MARINOT (1882-1960)
  A painter and glassmaker
 He came to work every day at the glassworks in Bar sur Seine when he was   living in Troyes

 

 
Œuvre de Marinot

Work of Marinot

 

EDOUARD TREMISOT (1874-1952)
  A composer of melodies and operas:"l'Auréole" and "Stamboul"