Cross at the access to Épagne known as the Croix des Rabines

Identity card

Inventory number: # 46

Commune : Crozant

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : no

Presence in the Napoleonic map : yes

Reference in the Napoleonic map : 1865/5

Dimensions* :

  • height : 75 cm
  • length of arms : 47 cm
  • thickness : / cm

Dating ? Function ?

To find out more, let's dig into the depths of the territory's history...



This cross is shown on the IGN map at 1 : 25,000.

This cross was painted by Eugène Alluaud c1920.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

The Rabines cross is made up of three pieces : a head, a foot and a rock dug out of a hollow to enclose the foot by about 30 cm.

Decapitated in 2009, it was restored.

It was knocked down twice by machines and reinstalled on the other side of the road, according to the advice of the Territorial Services of Architecture and Heritage.

How it was made

Granite is ubiquitous here, it is everywhere in the fields

Each of the inventoried crosses was made by a different stonemason.

However, it seems that they all used the same model or « pattern ».

Each carver made his sculpture from some local granite stone known as a fieldstone.

Find out more with the expertise of Didier Fauguet, stone sculptor and carver.


Crozant type crosses are located between Oïl and Oc on the territory of the "croissant marchois".

This cross is located on the road to Rabines from Crozant.

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Walks and Cycle rides

The walks

You can discover this cross during a 9 km or 14 km walk south of Crozant.