11 juin 2007

Murat and the black virgin

The city, located in the valley of Alagnon, is blottie with the foot of the Eastern buttresses of the solid mass of the Cantal In the middle of the Chantillian Volcano (the largest Stratovolcano of Europe with 2.700 km ² of surface) the site of Murat reveals its volcanic past: three volcanic necks or chimneys draw contours of this site: - the “rock of Bredons” and its church prieurale of XIe century (jewel of the Romanesque art)- the “rock of Chastel-on-Murat” and its Romance vault of XIIe century (decorated with primitive... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Bredons

Michel Rouche, professor of medieval history in the Sorbonne, held a conference on the topic: “15 centuries of history of Bredons”. A marked out history of internal fights, competitions for the division of the capacity and the privileges.Thus it specified that the name of Bredons comes from the Celtic word dunum, which means: raised site, fortress. The first inhabitants were installed on easily fortifiable hills, which explains a presencehuman on the site of Bredons as of the Neolithic era.A monastery will be founded... [Lire la suite]
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