Saint-Étienne-de-Chomeil

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45°20'38"N
002°36'11"E
Country
 France
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Saint-Étienne-de-Chomeil is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. It belongs to the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne.

Geography

The river Rhue forms all of the commune's northern border.

Population

Sites of interest

The ChurchDedicated to Saint-Étienne — French for Saint Stephen — this church takes elements from both Roman and Gothic architectures. Built during the 11th and 12th centuries, it is a Monument Historique since 1993. One of its most characteristic features is its south-west capital, supporting a Sagittarius and two faces, one of which — the right one on the picture below — features an enormous tongue. The CastleSaint-Étienne's castle was built during the 14th century, then heavily modified from the 17th century onwards. Rocher d'Urlande (Rock of Urlande)Witness of the volcanic history of the department, the Rocher d'Urlande is now a renowned rock-climbing site.
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