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Association "Law 1901" of Saint-Genès-Champanelle, 63 , France

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History of the village of Champeaux

CHAMPEAUX, village, commune of Saint-Genès-Champanelle. Currently, this village consists of two parts : Champeaux Haut and Champeaux Bas. It is told that at the 19th century, whereas the men of the village were at the fair of Saint Saturnin one May 1, (at the time the village was only in Champeaux Haut), a fire destroyed a large part of the houses consecutively to the flasover of a frying pan... Thereafter, a great part of the inhabitants moved their houses in the bottom of the ribe in a hamlet which one called Champeaux Bas in opposition to the old village which named Champeaux Haut. Thereafter, the few remaining houses in Champeaux Haut were gathered in a fields.

Remarks received from one living of Champeaux Bas descendant of an old family of Champeaux.

The brook of Champeaux

A map of 1830, preserved by an inhabitant of Champeaux, indicates that the brook of Champeaux was named at the time the brook of Beaupriant becaude it must take its spring in the section of Beaupriant. Nevertheless, that does not have is enough so that its name is alloted to this river out of the commune of Saint-Genès-Champanelle.
 

The flagstones of Champeaux

It exists rock formations in Champeaux which are very appreciated by amators of climbing. A page of an internet site is even devoted to them. this vertical rock face makes about fifteen meters and is adressed to confirmed mountainers equipped with material adequate bus very dangerous.

flagstones of Chapeaux

last update on May 20, 2002

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