Nîmes notes

a picture diary from a Roman town in the south of France

The house of Jean Reboul

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house of jean reboul (door)

First I noticed the door, with a text above it. IOAN REBOVL Vixit et obhit, it said, and I had no clue who Ioan Rebovl might have been.

house of jean reboulOn the other side of the building was a relief. Before it, I noticed the dogs on the balcony rail.

At home I learned the following. Ioan Rebovl means Jean Reboul (1796–1864), who was a famous baker and a poet from Nîmes. The building in the picture is the place of his birth, and later also of his bakery, where he worked until his death. The street is nowadays named after the poet, known especially of his work L’Ange et l’enfant (1928), as Rue Jean Reboul.

In the Jardins de la Fontaine there’s also Jean Reboul’s statue, I’ll have to take a picture of it one day. More on Jean Reboul here (in French).


Author: nimes notes

Picture diaries from Nîmes (and Marseille), South of France

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