|A.B.B (The Bucaille woodland's friends) is a non profitmaking organization.
Our aim is to preserve an architectural site of exception established in a fine environment.
The building is a sanatorium from the 30's, located at fifty kilometres west-ward of Paris, in the small village of Aincourt.
|Aincourt's first known knight is Walter d'Aincourt (or Deincourt). He was a fortuneless knight with no land nor prestige who was living on domestic services given to the great knights of Normandy.
In 1047, he served William the Bastard (later known as William the Conqueror) against the Norman barons in the Val-es-Dunes battle. The latters were defeated, enabling William to retain his title and maintain control over the western half of his duchy.
He thus gave Aincourt to Walter as a token of acknowledgement.He does gave the village of Aincourt.
"Forward! Forward!" is the motto of Aincourt and comes from the battlefield of Hastings.Walter d'Aincourt shouted it out to his men when he saw Harold II injured to the eye. This event allowed the french army to defeat and kill Harold Godwinson, the last Saxon King of England, and destroy his army.
|The architectural site which was built in 1931, one of the largest Sanatorium of the World. This sanatorium designed by architects Edouard Crevel and Jean Paul Decaux is composed of three buildings, immense "ocean liners" anchored in the forest and was designed to accommodate people with tuberculosis in the early 30's and treat them in a place with air and sunshine.
Today two of the three buildings are abandoned and one of them, the building of "men", Pavillon Bonefoy Sibour subject to real estate speculation that could also affect the forest surrounding the vessels, Inseparable whole.
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|This unique architecture was built by Italian workmen originated from Astico valley narrow valley north of Vicenza been the subject of sustainable urban migration: before the great war between the two World Wars, and the first years after the 2nd World War. Emigration has been "multi-directional": Brazil, Argentina, North America, Canada, Australia, France and Belgium and Persia (now Iran). (see our "construction" pages)
During the First World War, the Astico valley straddles the Austro-Hungarian front line, and for this reason, the population was evacuated several times, refuge in different places: Isola Vicentina Breganze, Montegalda, Stradella ... At the end of hostilities the villages were destroyed, with houses uninhabitable, almost all people in the best cases were homeless. This has caused considerable delays as regards the return, but also a strengthening of the exodus because some, meanwhile, have found ways to take root where they were, or migrate elsewhere.
The municipality form Valdastico, itself made of various villages and neighborhoods, are three in number: Lastebasse, Pedemonte, Valdastico, but the surrounding communities of Val Posina and Val d'Assa, also with various neighborhoods and hamlets were also concerned by the exodus. Therefore, we should add municipalities of Arsiero, Posina, Velo d' Astico, Rotzo, Tonezza.
Usual surnames were: Agostini, Sartori, Fontana, Righelli, Pettine, Dallai, Toldo, Lorenzi, Protto, Sella Zecchinati, Comparin, Stenghele ... distinctive nicknames: Merica, Mondo, Menegantello, Menara Marola, Lord, Baruchei, Screnchi, CAIB, Leli, Marcioreto, Burcio, Casentini, Traco, Melotti, Pescolin, Zicche, Gegare, coming hamlets: Barcarola Pedescala Settec, Forni, Soglio Valpegara Maso, Grotta, Luzon Casotto, Costa, Lucca, Sella. In the interwar period, however, the exodus has not stopped. The search for better living conditions, the need to regain well being, especially after the misery in which they have found themselves at the end of the war, have led our ancestors, continue the exodus of the prewar period.