Tour de Fribourg
Number 13 of the historical tour
Today, the Fribourg Tower presents a serie of photographs and texts offering a glimpse of the region’s past (May to October).
Like many other towns, Romont was not immune to epidemics. At the foot of the hill, the rue de la Maladaire in the Chavannes quarter indicates that a maladerie*, or leprosarium, once stood there.
*Molasse : a soft rock (grains of sand and siliceous sandstone) which comprises a large majority of the local subsoil, used here as a building stone. It is still quarried throughout the region.
*Maladerie : french word for the place where lepers were kept in isolation.