Fayet-Ronaye

Fayet-Ronaye is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.

Fayet-Ronaye
A general view of Fayet-Ronaye
A general view of Fayet-Ronaye
Location of Fayet-Ronaye
Fayet-Ronaye is located in France
Fayet-Ronaye
Fayet-Ronaye
Fayet-Ronaye is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Fayet-Ronaye
Fayet-Ronaye
Coordinates: 45°25′34″N 3°32′12″E / 45.4261°N 3.5367°E / 45.4261; 3.5367Coordinates: 45°25′34″N 3°32′12″E / 45.4261°N 3.5367°E / 45.4261; 3.5367
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
ArrondissementAmbert
CantonLes Monts du Livradois
IntercommunalityAmbert Livradois Forez
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Louis Chauvet[1]
Area
1
20.25 km2 (7.82 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
106
 • Density5.2/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
63158 /63630
Elevation823–1,145 m (2,700–3,757 ft)
(avg. 1,000 m or 3,300 ft)
WebsiteAssociation de Fayet-Ronaye[3]
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Fayet-Ronaye, le bourg de Fayet

HistoryEdit

Initially, Ronaye and Fayet were two separate villages, hence the presence of a church in both of them. They used to belong to the family of Grellet de la Deyte in XVIII century. Benoît Grellet de la Deyte was seigneur of Saint-Quentin (in the Somme Department)and of Fayet-Ronaye. Feudal remains (presumably, ruins of the family castle of Grellet de la Deyte) are situated between Frissonet, one of the hamlets of Fayet-Ronaye, and Saint-Germain-l'Herm.

Historical monumentsEdit

Dissard's tumulusEdit

 
The druidic mound

According to the researcher Coste ("Supplément au monument druidique de Tuniac"),[4] a burial mound, known as the Dissard's tumulus, located 1 km south away from the center of the village, contained the rests of the druidic chef and his celtic supporters chased by the army of Marcus Licinius Crassus. The site had been a high place of veneration for the locals.[5] Other researchers argue that the whole legend is a fake.[6]

Cromlech of FrissonnetEdit

Situated between Fayet and Saint-Germain-l'Herm, the Cromlech of Frissonnet represents a square formed with megalithic standing stones.

Runiac's feudal remainsEdit

The remains are situated near Frissonnet. Jean Olléon presumes it might be the remains of the family castle of Grellet de la Deyte.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Vivre à Fayet-Ronaye". fayetronaye.com, Association locale Vivre à Fayet-Ronaye (in French). 12 December 2021.
  4. ^ Jean Olléon, Mégalithes et traditions religieuses et populaires en Livradois et Forez , Éditions Créer, 1992
  5. ^ J.-P. Dissard, "Famille Dissard-Cavard" dans Revue héraldique de Rome , 1904
  6. ^ M. Boudet , "Le prétendu Tuniac" dans Bulletin historique et scientifique de l'Auvergne , 1913, pp.358-379

Jean Olléon, Mégalithes et traditions religieuses et populaires en Livradois et Forez , Éditions Créer, 1992

J.-P. Dissard, "Famille Dissard-Cavard" dans Revue héraldique de Rome , 1904

M. Boudet , "Le prétendu Tuniac" dans Bulletin historique et scientifique de l'Auvergne , 1913, pp. 358–379

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