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Crespin Eglise de Lespinassole

Area: 1,835 ha
Altitude: 450 meters
Population: 273 inhabitants
Mayor: Mr. Andre At

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Crespin Pont de Cirou


The municipality of Crespin wrote his history in the footsteps of its most famous citizen, the Occitan writer John Boudou (1920-1975). The author based in the village cemetery, leaving behind a considerable body of work that sent word to George Kremnitz a German university, "Boudou is one of the major writers of the modern world. If he had written in a dominant language, it is now known everywhere. " Author of stories having to frame the valley Viaur native John Boudou also wrote novels and poems. To popularize his work, editions of Rouergue undertook to translate into French all of his writings.


According to legend, the source rock of Lespinassole flows only around midnight the night of St. John.


View of the valley from the Viaur Bouissou
Bridge site on the edge of Cirou Viaur.


Of the scalded Lespinassole are aniseed biscuits, soaked in boiling water before being baked in an oven. Today the family Lefebvre Figuier product and opens his factory to visitors scalded.

Crespin Vallée du Viaur
Eglise de Crespin


Pilgrimage to holy Quitterie in the church of Lespinassole, May 22 followed by sheep farmers.
At the bridge on the banks of Cirou Viaur, a woolen mill in 1900 using the driving force of the river, running for 5 generations. Family owned Icher, it is possible to visit the workshop from May to September from Tuesday to Thursday from 15h to 18h or by appointment throughout the year.

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The Gothic church of Lespinassole (15th century) contains several altarpieces (18th), an altar frontal from the late 17th century and a wooden wheel trimmed with bells that could be a votive offering of a shepherd, in connection with St. Quitterie invoked by the sheep farmers.
The Bridge Cirou (XIII century) was once a crossing route Rodez / Albi (Camin Roudanès).
Tourène is a castle built in the gorge Viaur who served as a refuge in the fifteenth century Jean Carrier, canon of the Cathedral of Rodez and faithful of Benedict XIII (Avignon antipope of obedience) who appointed him Cardinal in his death. Arrested in 1433, Jean Carrier died in the prisons of the Castle of Foix.
Cross in Crespin. Spinning Wool 1900.

Vallée du Viaur

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