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October 14th, 2009
Compeyre 120070 12520
Aveyron Midi-Pyrnes
44.162 3.102 460 m

The castle of Compeyre, Compeyre. (4 images).

The castle and the calade and village. (4 images). A calade is, in the south of France, a street paved inclined of rollers of river or stones.
The village.

The castle of Compeyre of the 11th century, founded in 1077, is in fact the keep of an old fortress much vaster, mentioned in 1204.

During the One hundred Year old War, the castle of Compeyre was given to the English, after the signature of the treaty of Brtigny in 1360, treated which conceded almost all the south-west of France to England, and which allowed the release of king of France "Jean II le Bon", prisoner for four years in London, after his capture during the BATTLE and defeat of NOUAILL-MAUPERTUIS close to Poitiers, on September 19th, 1356.
The fortress is taken again to the English, after a siege from June 22nd to July 17th, 1369.

One can also see, on the territory of the commune, the superb CHTEAU of CABRIRES of the 11th 12th centuries.

Compeyre is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrnes area, populated of 492 Compeyrols in 1999, distributed, on 10 km, that is to say 47 hab./km.

The village is leant with causse of Sauveterre, at the entrance of the "Gorges du Tarn", canyon of the Tarn river.

My images of Compeyre.

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