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Kevin7 asked in TravelFranceOther - France · 9 years ago

Who are the Foratin people of France?

page 38 Discovery of France Graham Robb is the author

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    Newcomers did arrive in France over the centuries, such as the Scottish mercenaries given forest land between Moulins and Bourges in the 15th-century by Charles VII, but were absorbed, and almost lost in the folk history that seldom stretched beyond three generations. They became the Foratin people of Berry.

    A hamlet, chateau and a forest clearing called 'Led Ecossais' still exist, and the town of Aubigny-sur-Nere hosts an anuual 'Franco-Scottish festival on Bastille day.

    http://philobiblon.co.uk/?p=2912

    http://books.google.com/books?id=z7pIWe47QeEC&pg=P...

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