Photographer's Note

October 29th, 2009
Sainte-nimie 480146 48210
Lozre Languedoc-Roussillon
44.365 3.411 500 m

Saint-Chly du Tarn, Sainte-nimie

The village, bridge, church and castle.
The houses.

The church Notre-Dame of the Assumption of the 11th 12th centuries, in Saint-Chly-du-Tarn village of the Sainte-nimie commune, listed in 1155, is all that there remains monastery rested by saint-Hilaire, bishop of Gvaudan at the 6th century. It depended on the monastery on Sainte-nimie.
The church made of stones ocher and composed of a single nave and an apse with five sides, shelters a bell of 1362. It is classified since 1984.

One enter the village while crossing the Tarn river on a bridge with one arch, to discover there, in addition to his church, his houses near the Tarn river, and his castle of the 15th century.

Sainte-Enimie is a french commune, located in the department of Lozre of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 509 Santrimiols in 1999, distributed out of 88 km, that is to say 6 hab./km.

At the bank of the Tarn river, and fountain of Burle, the village of Sainte-nimie is located between the two large causses Mjean and Sauveterre.

Sainte-nimie is one of the "Plus Beaux Villages of France", one of the more beautiful village of France.

The commune of Sainte-nimie gathers several quite as beautiful villages and hamlets the ones as the others, Like Castelbouc, Hauterives, Prades, Saint-Chly-of-Tarn, which are on banks of the Tarn river, whereas Boisset, Champerboux and Sauveterre, are on causse of Sauveterre.

According to the legend:
nimie would have been the daugther of Clotaire II, (584-629), king of the Francs from 613 to 629, and dedicated its life with God. It contracted leprosy thus pushing back its suitors. With the advertisement of an angel, she cures herself by a bath taken in the Fountain of Burle. Its life of holiness, then will occur on the spot, where she died about 628.

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