During the French revolution, starting in 1789, Les Arcs was once again center for political events important in history. Even if there was quite some distance to Paris and the center for the revolution, this part of France were wery much affected by the new political climate.
1792-1794 the village of Les Arcs are strucked by a number of violent conflicts between the “Truc” family who represented the reformists and the” Fedon” family who represented the monarchists. The inhabitants in the village demanded big and deep going political and financial reforms. There is a lot of interesting documentation to study from this period which shows what different times people lived in compared to the modern society. Amongst others there are one specific document covering the demand from the workers/farmers of how to divide the slaughtered animals between the land owners and the farmers. The farmers demanded to keep BOTH the tongue and the heart, but the master strongly objected to this outrageous demand! At the end there was a compromise where the farmer were allowed to keep the heart, but the tongue, which was regarded as a delicacy, also in the future should belong to the master of the castle.
The Bastide: Château Clarettes. 1195 Route des Nouradons. 834 60 Les Arcs. Tel: +33 4 94 47 45 92 The winery: Château Clarettes. 1195 Route des Nouradons. 834 60 Les Arcs. Tel: +33 6 95 60 80 48