Photographer's Note

May 3rd, 2009
Sainte-Enimie 480146 48210
Lozre Languedoc-Roussillon
44.365 3.411 500 m

Prades castle, Sainte-nimie.

One sight of the village of Prades.
Other sight of the village of Prades.

The castle of the 12th 13th 15th centuries, located over a rocky outcrop at the entrance of Prades, of the commune of sainte-nimie, dominates the village and overhangs the Gorges of the Tarn, canyon of the Tarn river.

The castle and the vineyards of Prades were attached in 1280 to the monastery Benedictine of Sainte-nimie founded into 951. The castle was the residence of the prior of Sainte-nimie.

It is classified historic building since 1974, and is private property.

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 de France", one of the more beautiful villages of France.

According to the legend:
Enimie 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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