Who are the Foratin people of France?
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- ConnieLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
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.