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This ancient Carolingian wine growing estate was given by a viscount of the gévaudan in 998 to the abbey Benedictine Saint chaffre of Monastier. It was managed by the prieuré of Langogne. Of this time date walls of built schist " spicatum opus " (in fish bones).

The church Saint Théofrède (the other saint Chaffre's name), founded by this monastery of Velay is a romanesque monument which, in spite of diverse reorganizations, have preserved elements in rise and draft with simple nave with laterals arcatures always visible. This rural priory is completed by a building "lodging house" and a agricultural domain. During the Hundred Years’ War, the prior of Langogne made build fortifications(curtains, drain, loophole, machicolation, keep). At the end of the XVIth century, it was the object of Protestant attacks during the religious wars. The century following, it was hardly manhandled, then it seems sunk into oblivion.

Today the site (vaulted cellar, church, surroundings) is opened to the public. The bell tower and its terrace will be accessible during The European patrimony days in September. Exhibition of paintings and ceramic from 11 till 30 July from 3:30 pm till 7:30 pm
voûtes chapelle latérale
Façade occidentale
le choeur
Les cloches de Faugères


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