Cross at the access to Le Perthuis also known as croix Meunier

Identity card

Inventory number: # 34

Commune : Lafat

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : yes

Presence in the Napoleonic map : yes

Reference in the Napoleonic map : 1885/4

Dimensions* :

  • height : 95 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...



Head width: 35 cm.

Cupule of 4 cm in diameter and 1 cm deep.

Its location was used as a dumping ground and it was installed on the other side of the road.
When the rubbish collection was organised, a resident reinstalled it in its original location, simply leaning against a rock.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

In 2018, it was out of the ground. It had to be fixed urgently so that it would not disappear.

The Lafat town hall gave permission to move it and consolidate it with a paving.

This was done on 3 November 2018. It is now very well protected by trees.

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 at the entrance to the wood on the way to Perthuis in the commune of Lafat.

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Walks and Cycle rides

The walks

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

Cycle rides

You can discover this cross during the « Cyclo des croix de Crozant » ride available on izi.TRAVEL.

Below, you can start to learn more about this cross.