But on thinking it over, forests and fields were not arranged as they are today and “Froid vent” (Cold wind) was in fact a landlocked hamlet exposed to Northern winds. The impact on crops in those times should have been strong enough to leave its mark on people’s minds as to give it that name.
Men of that era have gone and the land, buildings and vegetation are the only witnesses left.
The 19th century agricultural vocation gave way to hunting activity. As noticed on some postcards, horse hunting was common in Frévent and tracks of the former road which led to this meeting point can still be seen in the woods over there. Its current configuration was modified under Napoleon 3rd.
First and more generally, the etymological meaning of this location standing on cadastral plans of 1783 , Froid-vent (Cold wind), suggests a rather unfavorable weather in this place.