Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Towns of our Ancestors: Fribourg, Suisse

Freiburg, Switzerland    (Fribourg, Suisse)

Founded in 1157, Freiburg is located on the river Sarine on the Swiss plateau.


Its Old City with its medieval architecture, sits on a small rocky hill above the valley of the Sarine.


This was the hometown of our ancestor, Pierre Miville, born c.1602.  
Pierre married Charlotte Mauger (Maugis) and together with their 6 children settled in Quebec, New France abt 1649.

2 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

I like how the two skylines are so similar, even though they are obviously from different time periods. Very cool!

Sanjay Maharaj said...

wonder what the town is like today?