Photographer's Note

February 15th, 2009
Fondamente 120155 12540
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
43.868 3.116 430 m

An old bridge, Fondamente

One view.
Other view.

In Saint-Maurice-de-Sorgues village, commune of Fondamente, above SORGUES river.

_ In spite of its appearance, it is not a Middle Ages bridge, but 18th century bridge, built from 1723 to 1728. It is horizontal, 61 meters length, and has 8 arches, of which only 3, 9.90 meters broad, are above the waterway. With the inventory of the historic buildings since 1969.

_ The SORGUES, 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 of 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 passed from a minimal flow of 0.9 m³/s to a maximum flow of 302 m³/s, at the time of a rising of 1992. Description.

FONDAMENTE is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 287 Fondamentois in 2004, distributed out of 51 km², that is to say 6 hab./km².

In the commune of Fondamente, exist two villages: Montpaon and Saint-Maurice-de-Sorgues.

The Commune of Fondamente formerly named Montpaon, was renamed in 1987.

The lands of Montpaon are mentioned at the 11th century, baronnie lords, under the protection of bishop of Rodez, and whose castle was ruined at the 17th century on order of Richelieu.

ORB river and Sorgues river are the principal waterways which cross the commune of Fondamente.

My images of Fondamente.
My images of Orb valley and canyon.
My images of Sorgues valley.

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