Photographer's Note

April 9th, 2011
Figeac 460102 46100
Lot Midi-Pyrénées
44.609 2.032 200 m

Saint-Dau castle, Figeac

One view. July 14th, 2011.
Other view. July 14th, 2011.

The castle of Saint-Dau or the castle of Ceint-d'Eau, 16th 17th 20th centuries. Registered on historic monuments since 1925. Private property.

The castle is near the hamlet of Ceint-d'Eau, of the municipality of Figeac, in the valley of the Célé. The initial name Saint-Dau comes from Saint-Denis, modified in Ceint-d'Eau in the French Revolution.

The castle contains towers of the 16th century and additions of the 22th century.

FIGEAC is a french municipality, located in the department of the Lot of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 10727 Figeacois in 2006, distributed out of 35.2 km², that is to say 305.1 hab/km².

The city of Figeac was built in the valley of the Célé, around a monastery created in 753 according to the will of Pépin le Bref, 715-768.

Figeac is the born city of Jean-François Champollion, decoder of the hieroglyphs from 1821, the characters of the most ancient Egyptian writing.
His native house shelters Musée Champollion, which redraws the history of the writing for 5000 years.

My images of Figeac.

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