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October 17th, 2010
Cornus 120077 12540
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
43.902 3.178 640 m

The Bastide-des-Fonts Church, Cornus

The church.
The wall-belfry.

The Saint-Jacques church, romanesque of the 12th 13th centuries, is noticed by its modest dimensions and its wall-belfry.

La Bastide-des-Fonts is a village in edge of Guilhaumard plateau, in the commune of Cornus.

The plateau of Guilhaumard extends on the communes of Cornus et Le Clapier. In a superb landscape, one can see many orchises, and also a diversity of butterflies, bat and raptors.

CORNUS is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 501 Cornusois in 2007, distributed out of 92,7 km², that is to say 5,4 hab./km².

Cornus mentioned in 1070, is a village of South-Aveyron close to the source of SORGUES river. The commune counts three hamlets: La Bastide-des-Fonts, Canals, Sorgues.

The commune of Cornus is crossed by the ORB river and the SORGUES river, and is in the PARC NATUREL RÉGIONAL DES GRANDS CAUSSES.

_ 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 ORB, coastal river, takes its source at 828 meters of altitude, close to the site “Font d'Orb”, in limit of the communes of Cornus in Aveyron departement, and Romiguières in Hérault departement, in dolomitic limestones of "Causse du Larzac". It runs in the departement of Aveyron, then in the department of Hérault, and flows in the Mediterranean sea at Valras-Plage, after a course of 136 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 1580 km². Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 1.4 m³/s to a maximum flow of 1630 m³/s. Orb river description.

My images of Cornus.
My images of Sorgues river valley.
My images of Orb valley and canyon.

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