Photographer's Note

May 27th, 2012
Saint-Chly-d'Aubrac 120214 12470
Aveyron Midi-Pyrnes
44.591 2.921 800 m

Refuge of pilgrims, Saint-Chly-d'Aubrac

One view. Notre-Dame des Pauvres church.
Another view. The bell-tower and the tower of the English.

At about 1310 meters on the PLATEAU OF AUBRAC, in the village of Aubrac, the municipality of Saint-Chly-d'Aubrac, we discover the DMERIE 12th 15th centuries, which is a former monastery and hospital, there remains the NOTRE-DAME DES PAUVRES church of the 13th 14th 16th centuries.

The bell-tower houses "Maria", the "cloche des perdus", bell of lost ones, in the past operated day and night by snow and fog, to bring lost travelers and pilgrims. It wore before his remelting in 1668 and 1772, the latin inscription translated as "Exult for God, sings for the clerks, chase away the devils, call back the misled".

The dmerie d'Aubrac, welcomed and looked the pilgrims of Compostelle.

The tower known as Tour des Anglais of the 14th century, on 1353, of 30 m, protected the village against the English during the Hundred Years' War.

The PLATEAU DE L'AUBRAC is a volcanic and granite plateau of 1300 km, located between the Massif-Central and the Grands-Causses. Its altitude ranges from 1000 m to over 1300 m and reaches 1469 m Signal de Mailhebiau. Fauna and flora are exceptional.

SAINT-CHLY-D'AUBRAC is a french municipality, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrnes area, populated of 551 Saint-Chlois, distributed on 78,7 km , that is to say 7 hab./km.

The village of Aubrac is crossed by the via Podensis on chemins de Compostelle.

The Via Agrippa linked, among others, Lyon to Aquitaine, via the plateau of Aubrac.

King Franois Ier, stopped at Aubrac the 20 to 22 July 1533.

With its bright rivers, forests, hills, grassy expanse, its pathes, Aubrac is a paradise for hikers, which can be reconstituted in Aubrac with local specialties, of which aligot and truffade.

My images of Saint-Chly-d'Aubrac.

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