Chalvignac

La baraque d'ouvriers

To house the workers on the Aigle construction site, a company town was built on the plains around the village of Aynes. The buildings, made of wood and sheet metal on a standard model, became home to practically everyone on the site. Workers came from everywhere and the population reached 1200 in 1943. There were as many as 30 nationalities: Spaniards, Poles, Italians, Indochinese, North Africans and more. The town boasted a chapel, a school, a reception hall and an infirmary. The furniture was provided by the Companions of the Aigle on the Dordogne Friendly Association.

Source: Offices du tourisme du Pays de Mauriac et de Haute-Corrèze.

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Address : Chalvignac , 15200 Chalvignac
GPS Coordinates : 45.233932 , 2.217698
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Themes
  • Civil resistance
  • Cantal
  • Rural
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