Villenueve Sainte-Odile (camp) Plénée-Jugon (memorial)

Historical background

In 1940 the internment camp for the Gypsies was located on the estate of Villenueve Sainte-Odile, near Plénée-Jugon, in the location where today there is a centre and a farm for the blind. Later a group of the Roma from this camp was transported to the Coudrecieux dans la Sarthe camp.


Description of commemoration

The memorial is located on the square near the roundabout where the Rue de Général de Gaulle forks from road No. D792. It is a stone (perhaps basalt?) in rusty-grey colour, its surface is rough at the back and smooth in the front and on the sides.

A granite plaque with a sandblasted, gilded inscription in French is screwed on the front.



In French:

En octobre 1940, / les familles dites « nomades » du départemet des Côtes du Nord / furent internées a Villenueve Sainte Odile en Plénée-Jugon / puis transférées au Camp de Coudrecieux dans la Sarthe


In October 1940, families called “nomads” from the department of des Côtes du Nord were interned in Villenueve Sainte Odile near Plénée-Jugon, and then transported to the Coudrecieux sans la Sarthe camp.


Date of the unveiling

November 12, 2010



Roundabout – junction of the D792 road and Rue de Général de Gaulle



  1. The location of the memorial:

48°22’02.4″N 2°23’36.2″W

48.367329, -2.393395

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  1. The location of the camp: Villeneuve Sainte Odile, 22640 Plénée-Jugon

The camp was located in the courtyard of the Villeneuve St Odile palace; Gypsies were forbidden to enter the castle.

48°23’11.9″N 2°22’27.5″W

48.386626, -2.374298

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Le camp d’internement des nomades de Plénée-Jugon

List of camps for the Gypsies in France:




The memorial:

The camp:

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