Frexaïre’s fountain

Located at the edge of the Viaur, on the left bank, Frexaïre’s fountain has been, at the beginning of the XIXth century, the scene of a tragic incident. On the 8th of July 1818, a young girl from la Calquière who came to draw water discovered the lifeless body of a farm servant, Cécile Soulié. Wrongly accused of this crime by strangulation, Louis Balssa, Honoré de Balzac’s youngest uncle, was executed on the 16th of August 1819.

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