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    Dovecote-tower says "Foot of Mule" to square plan

    by Klod5 Updated Apr 27, 2003
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    Favorite thing: Pigeonnier-tour dit " Pied de Mulet " à plan carré

    La volière occupe la partie supérieure de l’édifice. Le toit de tuiles canal, à une seule pente orientée vers le sud, est interrompu en son milieu par une courte paroi verticale percée de trous d’envol. Sur trois côtés, les " parabandes " prolongement des murs de la tour, abritent la toiture des vents. Une trémie, placée sous la génoise bordant le toit au-dessus d’une corniche promenoir, permet aussi l’accès aux pigeons.

    Celui-ci se situe avant d’arriver à la Gendarmerie, il en existe plusieurs autour du village dont un, restauré, route de Carmaux

    Fondest memory: Dovecote-tower says "Foot of Mule" to square plan

    The aviary occupies the superior part of the building. The roof of tiles channel, to only one oriented slope southwards, is interrupted in its middle by a short vertical partition pierced of takeoff holes. On three sides, the " parabandes " extension of the walls of the tower, shelter the roofing of winds. A hopper, placed under the Genoese edging the roof above a ledge promenade, also allows the access the pigeons.

    This one is located before arriving to the State police, several of them exist around the village of which one, restored, road of Carmaux

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    A group sculpted of 20 statuaries

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - A group sculpted of 20 statuaries

    Favorite thing: Un groupe sculpté de 20 statues : Christ en croix, Piéta, Mise au tombeau
    Chef d'œuvre commandé par Louis d'Amboise, évêque d'Albi, en 1490, pour sa chapelle du château de Combefa.
    Datant de 1490, cet ensemble grandeur nature de 20 statues en pierre calcaire polychrome représente les trois derniers épisodes de la Passion du Christ : la Crucifixion, la Piéta et la Mise au Tombeau.

    (Voir le travelogue)

    Fondest memory: A group sculpted of 20 statuaries : Christ in cross, Piéta, Put to the tomb
    Chief of work ordered by Louis of Amboise, bishop of Albi, in 1490, for his chapel of the castle of Combefa.
    Dating 1490, this full size whole of 20 statuaries in polychrome chalky stone represents the last three episodes of the Christ's Passion: the Crucifixion, the Piéta and the entombment.

    (See the travelogue)

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    The chapel Saint Jacques

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - La chapelle Saint Jacques

    Favorite thing: Sur la route allant de Rodez à Saint Jacques de Compostelle, non loin de la porte del Castel, se trouvait un petit " hospital " : l’hôpital Saint Jacques.
    Une unique salle accueillait les malades, servait de lieu de culte, de dortoir, de réfectoire pour les hôtes, les pélerins.
    Elle servait aussi aux réunions des administrateurs.
    L'apport d'une relique de la vraie Croix, en 1761, provoque sa transformation.
    Terminé en 1774, se nouvel édifice reçoit le décor de la chapelle épiscopale de Combefa.
    En 1776 on lui adjoint la sacristie.
    C'est un monument aux lignes très simples surmonté d'un campanile abritant une cloche.

    Fondest memory: On the road going from Rodez to Saint Jacques of Compostelle, no far from the door del Castel, was a small " hospital " : the hospital Saint Jacques.
    An unique room welcomed the patients, acted as place of cult, of dormitory, of refectory for the hosts, the pilgrims.
    It also served to the meetings of the administrators.
    The contribution of a relic of the true Cross, in 1761, provoke its transformation.
    Finished in 1774, himself new building receives the decor of the Episcopal chapel of Combefa.
    In 1776 one attaches him the vestry.
    It is a monument to the very simple lines surmounted of a campanile sheltering a bell.

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    Sur le chemin de St Jacques ...

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - On the path of St. Jacques...

    Favorite thing: " Passans qui que vous soyez
    Priez Dieu pour les Trépassez
    17 - R . I . P . A - 64 "
    Cette plaque gravée en 1764 indique l’emplacement du cimetière de l’hôpital St Jacques.
    Deux larmes encadrent une tête de mort reposant sur les tibias croisés.

    Pour certains pèlerins, la route s’est arrêtée ici …

    Fondest memory: On the path of St. Jacques...

    " Passersby that that you are
    Ask God for them Die
    17 - R. I. P. To - 64 "
    This plate engraved in 1764 indicates the site of the cemetery of the hospital St. Jacques.
    Two tears frame a skull resting on the crossed tibias.


    For some pilgrims, the road stopped here…

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    La Directe

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - La Directe

    Favorite thing: La " Directe ", lieu où le collecteur percevait taxes et impôts, comme le veut la tradition orale ou bien héritage d'une pratique médiévale ? En effet, à cette époque, un petit propriétaire pouvait se recommander au suzerain de son choix, lui abandonnant la seigneurie " directe" de ses biens qu'il recevait ensuite au titre de vassal.

    Fondest memory: The " Direct ", place where the collector discerned taxes and taxes, as the oral tradition or inheritance of a medieval practice want it ? Indeed, at this time, a small owner could recommend herself to the suzerain of his choice, abandoning him the direct " lordship " of his properties that he received then to vassal's title.

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    Le Griffoul

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - Le Griffoul

    Favorite thing: Installé à l’emplacement actuel en 1808, le Griffoul était construit à l’origine sur la place centrale du village.
    Mais des infiltrations sur le parcours de la " Canonade " — canalisations — inondant les caves des riverains de la rue Droite du Château, actuellement rue Jean Jaurès, ont provoqué sont déplacement et son installation à l’entrée du village hors les murs.

    Fondest memory: Installed at the present site in 1808, the Griffoul was constructed to the origin on the central place of the village.
    But of the infiltrations on the course of the " Canonade " — pipelines — flooding the cellars of the residents of the Rue Droite of the Château, currently Rue Jean Jaurès, provoked are displacement and its installation to the entry of the village out the walls.

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    Former stall and the door " Del Castel "

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - Ancienne ��chope

    Favorite thing: Un départ d’arcade, quelques pierres prises dans le mur de la maison qui devait s’appuyer à l’enceinte, c’est tout ce qui subsiste de la porte " Del Castel ", détruite au milieu du XIX° siècle, car, trop basse, elle gênait le passage des charrettes.

    Elle était précédé d’un pont-levis : on le mentionne en 1645, dans un instrument de bail pour la construction d’une fontaine sur la place Publique, actuelle place de la Mairie.
    Son nom, celui de la rue sur laquelle elle s'ouvre : " rue Droite du Château ", la rue du Terrier voisine, laissent supposer que le château de Monestiès se trouvait à proximité.

    Fondest memory: A departure of arcade, some stones taken in the wall of the house that had to lean at the surrounding wall, it is everything that subsists the door " Del Castel ", destroyed in the middle of the XIXth century, because, too bass, it embarrassed the passage of the carts.

    It was preceded of a drawbridge : one mentions it in 1645, in an instrument of lease for the construction of a fountain on the place Public, present place of the Town hall.
    Its name, the one of the street on which it opens up : " Rue Droite of the Castle ", the Rue du Terrier neighbor, lets suppose that the castle of Monestiès was close by.

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    Meurtrières (XV° siècle)

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - Murderesses (XV�� century)

    Favorite thing: Il s’agit d’une canonnière.
    L’ouverture, ronde, recevant la bouche à feu, est surmontée d’une fente pour la visée.
    Comme toute celles que l’on observe ici, elle provient sans doute des fortifications de la ville qui, ont souvent servi de carrière aux habitants.

    Fondest memory: It is about a gunboat.
    The opening, round, receiving the mouth to fire, is surmounted of a crack for the aim.
    As all those that one observes here, it probably comes from the fortifications of the city that, often acted as career to the inhabitants.

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    Détail Rue de la Treille

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - Detail Street of the Vine

    Favorite thing: Pierre d’angle sculptée, rue de la Treille.
    On note, au-dessous, les traces d'usure liées aux passages des charrettes.

    Fondest memory: Sculpted stone of angle , Rue de la Treille.
    One notes, below, the traces of wear bound to the passages of the carts.

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    Old door Rue Publique

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - Old door

    Favorite thing: Taillé dans un bloc de calcaire, le linteau sculpté d’un arc en accolade, est percé en son milieu d’un trèfle à quatre feuilles.
    Durant tout le Moyen Âge on observait ce type de décoration au-dessus des portes.

    Fondest memory: Built in a block of limestone, the lintel sculpted of a bow in accolade, is pierced in its middle of a four-leaf clover.
    During the whole Middle Ages one observed this type of decoration above the doors.

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    Calvary (facing the castle)

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - Calvary (facing the castle)

    Favorite thing: Lices de Candèze
    Vieux puit
    Calvaire (face au château)

    Les lices correspondent aux anciens fossés de la ville.
    La porte de Candèze restaurée pendant la guerre de "Cent ans", permettait l’accès par le sud à l’intérieur du village.
    Deux autres portes, d’après les textes, perçaient l’enceinte.

    Fondest memory: Lices of Candèze
    Old puit
    Calvary (facing the castle)

    The lices corresponds to the former ditches of the city.
    The door of Candèze restored during the war of " Hundred years ", permitted the access by the south inside the village.
    Two other doors, according to the texts, pierced the surrounding wall.

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    Le pont de Candèze

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - The bridge of Cand��ze

    Favorite thing: Vieux pont en dos d’âne à trois arches en arc brisé avec " avant-becs " et " contre-becs " ménageant des retraites le long du parapet.
    Construit au Moyen Age (XII°-XIII° siècle) sur le tracé de la voie romaine menant de Rodez à Toulouse, il a été restauré plusieurs fois depuis le XVIII° siècle.
    (Une pierre de réemploi, dans le tablier, porte la date de 1771).

    Fondest memory: Old bridge in back of donkey to three arks in broken bow with " before - beaks " and " counter - beaks " preparing of retirements along the parapet.
    Constructs to the Aged Means (XIIth-XIIIth century) on the tracing of the Roman way leading from Rodez to Toulouse, it has been restored several times since the XVIIIth century.
    (A stone of re-use, in the apron, carries the date of 1771).

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    Rue de l’Église

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003
    Monesti��s - Rue de l'Eglise

    Favorite thing: Les vieilles maisons à encorbellements et colombages.
    Elles datent pour la plupart de la fin du Moyen Age, de la Renaissance, certaines du XVII° siècle

    Fondest memory: The old houses to "encorbellements" (floor baffled over to the of the street) and frame works.
    They date for most the end of the Aged Means, of the Renaissance, some of the XVIIth century

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    The choir of the church and the Retable

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003

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    Monesti��s - The choir of the church

    Favorite thing: Le chœur de l’église et le Retable

    Des baies gothiques classiques et flamboyantes éclairent le chœur et la nef.
    Dans l’abside, derrière le maître autel, se trouve un retable réalisé en 1666.
    Il est composé de 3 panneaux délimités par des colonnes lisses en marbre rouge provenant des carrières de Caunes.
    Deux d’entre eux - des niches plates - sont occupés par les statues en bois doré de St Pierre et St Paul.
    Sur celui du centre un tableau, dû sans doute à l'école de J.B. Despax, présente la Vierge évanouie au pied de la Croix.
    Au-dessus de celui-ci, entre deux colonnes couplées soutenant un fronton avec les attributs de Saint Pierre et de la papauté, se trouve le symbole de la Trinité et de l’Esprit Saint.

    Fondest memory: The classic and flaming Gothic bays illuminate the choir and the nave.
    In the apse, behind the main altar, be a retable achieved in 1666.
    It is composed of 3 panels delimited by smooth columns made of red marble coming from the careers of Caunes.
    Two among them - of the flat dog houses - are occupied by the statuaries in golden wood of St. Pierre and St. Paul.
    On the one of the center a picture, due probably to the school of J.B. Despax, present the Virgin vanished to the foot of the Cross.
    Above this one, between two columns coupled supportive a pediment with the attributes of Saint Pierre and the papacy, is the symbol of the Trinidad and the mind Saint.

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    Medieval cross

    by Klod5 Written Apr 27, 2003

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    Monesti��s - Medieval cross

    Favorite thing: Cette croix que l’on peut voir sous le porche de l’église, à l’origine, pivotait sur un fût.
    D’époque médiévale, elle présente des sculptures d’une facture naïve : sur une face le Christ en croix, sur l’autre, la Vierge à l’enfant.
    Elle était destinée à protéger les cultures : lorsque l'orage menaçait, les paysans tournaient la Vierge vers les nuages chargés de pluie et de grêle, pour les détourner.

    Fondest memory: This cross that one can see under the porch of the church, to the origin, revolved on a stock.
    Of medieval time, it presents sculptures of a naive invoice : on a face the Christ in cross, on the other, the Virgin to the child.
    She/it was destined to protect the cultures : when the storm threatened, the peasants turned the Virgin toward the clouds charged of rain and hail, to divert them.

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