Photographer's Note

October 27th, 2010
Saint-Affrique 120208 12400
Aveyron Midi-Pyrnes
43.959 2.886 325 m

The gothic church, Saint-Affrique. (3 images).

The church and the Pont-Vieux bridge. (3 images).
The Pont-Vieux bridge and the church. September 19th, 2010.

The parish church "Notre-Dame de Msircorde" of the 19th century, flamboyant neogothic style.

A first church built at the 5th century, was followed by other built churches to the same place in 1214, in 1396, in 1620.
The current church built from 1894 to 1905 and devoted in 1913, comprises an immense nave and a bell-tower whose spire reaches 71 meters height.

The stained glasses tell the miracles of Affricanus, a bishop driven out of Commingues by the Visigoths and installed in the area, at the 5th century, from which the name of the city.

The gothic Pont-Vieux bridge, of the 13th century, built about 1270, crosses the SORGUES river. Classified historic building since 1886.

SAINT-AFFRIQUE is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrnes area, populated of 7507 Saint-Affricains in 1999, divided out of 111 km, that is to say 68 hab./km.

The name of Saint-Affrique, "Sancti Affricani", is mentioned into 942.
The commune, crossed by SORGUES river and the DOURDOU de CAMARS river, is made up of the villages and hamlets of: Bedos, Boussac, Bournac, Cambon, Crassous, Saint-Etienne de Naucoules, Savignac, Tiergues, Truans, Vailhauzy, Vendeloves.

_ The SORGUES river, takes its source at 570 meters high, in a side of CAUSSE of LARZAC, close to Cornus, near the castle of Sorgues, by an important resurgence. It runs in Aveyron to throw itself in the "Dourdou de Camars", very close to Vabres-l'Abbaye, after a course of 46 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 279 km. Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 0.79 m/s to a maximum flow of 320 m/s. Sorgues river description.

_ The DOURDOU, known as "Dourdou de Camars", takes its source at 1050 meters of altitude, in the mounts of Carroux and Espinouze, in Castanet-le-Haut, in the department of Hrault, it passes in Aveyron, before throwing in the TARN, on its left bank, in Broquis in the department of the Tarn, after a course of 87 km and the crossing of a catchment area of 658 km. Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 1.5 m/s to a maximum flow of 650 m/s.Description.

My images of Saint-Affrique.
My images of Sorgues valley.
My images of Dourdou of Camars valley.

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