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Medieval by michaelglascock

Nestling in a meander of the river Cérou, Monestiés lies between the towns of Cordes and Carmaux in the department of the Tarn, southwest France.After the crusade against the Albigeois in 1229 the village passed into the hands of the Bishops of Albi who placed it under the protection of joint Lords of the Manor.A small hospital was built outside the walls during the 13th century to succour pilgrims using this secondary route to Santiago de Compostela.
In 2001 Monestiés was classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France:

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