During the revolution

In 1789, the Clermont-Tonnerre, supported by all the villagers, refused to leave Bertangles.

At the height of the Terror, to avoid arrest by the revolutionaries from Amiens, a compromise was found: the heads of the statues of lions overlooking the forest were guillotined and thrown into a ditch.

After Thermidor, the lion’s heads are simply replaced.

The traces of “decapitation” are left apparent …