Photographer's Note

September 15th, 2010
Saint-Affrique 120208 12400
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
43.959 2.886 325 m

Gothic church and bridge, Saint-Affrique

The brige and church.
The nave of the church.

_The parish church "Notre-Dame de Mésirécorde" 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 Pont-Vieux Gothic, which crosses Sorgues, from the 13th century, built towards 1270, classified historic building since 1886.

SAINT-AFFRIQUE is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 7507 Saint-Affricains in 1999, divided out of 111 km², that is to say 68 hab./km².

The name of Saint-Affrique, "Sancti Affricani", is mentioned into 942.
The commune, crossed by SORGUES river and the DOURDOU de CAMARÈS 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 Camarès", very close to Vabres-l'Abbaye, after a course of 46 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 279 km². Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 0.79 m³/s to a maximum flow of 320 m³/s. Sorgues river description.

_ The DOURDOU, known as "Dourdou de Camarès", takes its source at 1050 meters of altitude, in the mounts of Carroux and Espinouze, in Castanet-le-Haut, in the department of Hérault, it passes in Aveyron, before throwing in the TARN, on its left bank, in Broquiès in the department of the Tarn, after a course of 87 km² and the crossing of a catchment area of 658 km². Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 1.5 m³/s to a maximum flow of 650 m³/s.Description.

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

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