Photographer's Note

Place du Champ-Jacquet is a square in the historic centre of Rennes It is lined with tall, half-timbered houses dating from the 17th century, all of which have a structure reduced to the essential.

A statue of Jean Leperdit, mayor of Rennes during the Revolution, stands in the middle of the square. He is seen tearing up a conscription list.

A street of the same name and Place du Champ-Jacquet draw their names from the Porte (Gate of) Jacquet in the ancient ramparts now destroyed and situated up Rue Chateaurenault not far from the square.

The above was extracted and freely translated from an article about the square on French Wikipedia.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10649 W: 63 N: 29870] (130965)
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