'Well of the Thorn'
or
'Gooseberry Spring'

JEAN MOREL, of Greux, labourer.
On the subject of the Fairies' tree, I have heard that the Fairies came there long ago to dance; but, since the Gospel of Saint John has been read under the tree, they come no more. At the present day, on the Sunday when in the Holy Church of God the Introit to the Mass 'Laetare Jerusalem' is sung, called with us 'the Sunday of the Wells,' the young maidens and youths of Domremy are accustomed to go there, and also in the spring and summer and on festival days; they dance there and have a feast. On their return, they go dancing and playing to the Well of the Thorn, where they drink and amuse themselves, gathering flowers.  Jeanne the Maid went there, like all the other girls at those times, and did as they did; but I never heard say that she went there alone, either to the tree or to the well which is nearer the village than the tree---or that she went for any other purpose than to walk about and play like her companions.

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Illustration by Frank E. Schoonover from Lucy Foster Madison's book Joan of Arc (1918).  The caption reads: "The Gooseberry Spring."  This is, in fact, a depiction of the 'Well of the Thorn' referred to by Jean Morel in his deposition in the Re-trial.  In some books it is also translated as Red-currant Spring.

In the map below (circa 1800) of the ban of Domremy, the location of the 'Well of the Thorn' can be seen  in the left-center of the map (just below the "L" in "Labourables").  It is indistinct in the reproduction, but the map can be enlarged by clicking on the image.  It reads, "Source de la fontaine des Groseilliers."  Now, Groseillier means a currant-bush.  A gooseberry bush is a groseillier pineux, and a red-currant bush is a groseillier rouge or castillier.  In some books, the spring is called 'Red-currant Spring', but since pineux means thorny, and Jean Morel referred to it as the 'Well of the Thorn', I think 'Gooseberry Spring' may be the better translation.  Referring to the map, the Fairies' Tree (and the 'Fountain of the Fevered'), in the time of Joan of Arc, were along the road marked "Chemin des Vignes" (Vine-way).  You would follow that road to the left a ways off the map --- which agrees with Jean Morel's remark that the 'Well of the Thorn' was closer to town than the Fairies' Tree.