La Fontaine Saint-Martin - Sanghen, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 47.007 E 001° 54.878
31U E 423487 N 5626305
Quick Description: [EN] The Saint-Martin cave known as the “ragged fountain” with some hanging fabrics. The water from this fountain is said to have miraculous virtues, which help young children to walk. [FR] La grotte Saint-Martin dite « fontaine à loques » avec quelques tissus pendus. L’eau de cette fontaine passe pour avoir des vertus miraculeuses favorisant la marche des jeunes enfants.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/2/2021 9:45:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM157Q7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
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Long Description:

"In the cemetery, at the bottom of a green arbor is the Saint-Martin fountain. A cave was built in the 19th century to protect this miraculous spring or for centuries, little children were brought in who had difficulty walking.

In the niche a statue represents Saint-Martin cutting his coat to give it to the beggar at his feet. On the edge of the vault are hung various objects of babies but also of young children, some were used for ablution, others are there as a token of thanks."

Sources : The Fountain

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" Dans le cimetière, au fond d’une tonnelle de verdure se cache la fontaine Saint-Martin. Une grotte a été bâtie au XIXème siècle pour protéger cette source miraculeuse ou depuis des siècles, on amenait les petits enfants qui avaient des difficultés pour se mettre à marcher.

Dans la niche une statue représente Saint-Martin coupant son manteau pour le donner au mendiant à ses pieds. Au bord de la voûte sont accrochés divers objets de bébés mais aussi de jeunes enfants, certains ont servi aux ablutions, d’autres sont là en signe de remerciement."

Sources : La Fontaine

Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: 0

Private Land access?: Not listed

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