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 CAMJAC
Eglise de Camjac

Area: 2,303 ha
Altitude: 550 meters
Population: 554 inhabitants
(2006 estimate: 536)
Mayor: Mr. Jean-Louis Julia

Town hall
Tel. 05.65.69.20.85
Fax. 05.65.72.06.05
Tuesday to Saturday from 8:45 to 12:15



adresse Mairie - 12800 Camjac
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Chateau du Bosc

Chateau du Bosc Dessin

History

The origin of Camjac, as for many places of settlement in "ac" is to be found in Gallo-Roman times when large areas were established on both sides of the Lyon-Toulouse route.
The agricultural economy continues to dominate the life of the Commune. First located in valley bottoms (The Navech: hemp), human activity on the plates moved from the late 19th century.The village itself Camjac includes only a few houses because the activity of the common focus to 1 km away at a place called The Red Cross around the town hall and school. The village church was rebuilt in 1846 contains frescoes neo-Romanesque conducted in 1956-57 by young artists from the School of Fine Arts in Clermont-Ferrand. There are also a number of objects prior to its construction: a bell of 1670, a stone baptismal font of XIV and XV century, a processional cross from 1800, an iron host in 1805, in quest of a flat tin 1646. But the notoriety of the town lies elsewhere. She owes to the presence of Chateau du Bosc , childhood place of the painter Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) who now welcomes visitors eager to learn a little about the painter's life. The castle is open daily throughout the year.

Anecdote

A Camjac the Virgin and the war memorial since become one plate bearing the names of victims of both wars were fixed on the base of the statue.
Daniel CROZES, writer, historian and novelist is probably the most famous inhabitant of the town.

Wilderness

Viaur valleys and Congorbes.

Around on the town

Frons: 19th century church with great altarpiece of 1857, Cross Cemetery (19th century), visit an arts and crafts workshop .
La Garde : Oratory of the Virgin at 500m from the church of Camjac. This monument consists of a huge wheel to crush the grain, dedicated to a former parish pastor, Father Geniez (1871-1938).
Cross Cemetery Camjac: monolith stone dated 1809 carved in relief.


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Camjac Frons

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