Croix d’accès au Perthuis ou croix Meunier

Fiche d’identité

Numéro d’inventaire : # 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.

Cependant, il semble qu’ils aient utilisé the same model ou “patron”.

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

Find out more with l’expertise de Didier Fauguet, stone sculptor and carver.


Les croix de type Crozant sont implantées entre Oïl and Oc sur le territoire du “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

Vous pourrez découvrir cette croix au cours d’une balade à pied de 14 km walk south of Crozant.

Cycle rides

Vous pourrez découvrir cette croix pendant la balade “Cyclo des croix de Crozant” disponible sur izi.TRAVEL.

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