11 juin 2007

Molompize and the black virgin of Vauclair

While following the valley of Alagnon, just after Massiac, the village of Molompize has already accents of the south. The former mayor and some of his fellow-citizens play game of bowls on the place. Fortunately, Mister the mayor is charming and agrees to differ his part to go to seek the keys of his church (the  Sainte Foy church was the only possession of the abbey of Conches, except Rouergue), abused by time. There is little, a piece of plaster of roof fell, and since, the visits are prohibited. Miss money for... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The vault of Vauclair

  This vault is thus a few kilometres from Molompize, by going up the throats of Alagnon. Built with the XIIth century, it was dependent on the chapter of the cathedral of Saint-Flour  and was an important pilgrimage. It has only one nave, the frontage ends in a small bell-tower with comb whose single opening contains a bell. Gate with curves carved. It was classified historic building in 1921 and was restored recently. In the vault, discharges and remainders of a painting... [Lire la suite]
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