"Rompon (Ardèche)" Rompon by ines2003

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Rompon is located in Ardèche in the Rhone Alps region of France. The village is located in the Ardeche Heart in the Basin Privas (Ouvèze-Payre), it is part of the canton of La-Voulte-sur-Rhône and the neighboring municipalities Voulte-sur-Rhône and Pouzin between the Pouzin and Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban. The largest city near Rompon is the city of Montelimar located south-east of the town at 23 km. The Rhone River and the river Ouvèze Payre through Rompon. The town stretches a dozen hamlets These les-Bains in the valley of the Ouvèze Fonts du Pouzin where the hall, through the Old Village Rompon.Le s's'étend also on mountains overlooking the north of the city Pouzin.

Residents are called Rompon Romponais and Romponaises.

Rompon comes from the Latin "rumpare" which means break, smash, alluding to the river Ouvèze just throw the rock on which is located the main hamlet "Les Fonts du Pouzin."

- In "The Charta Vetus" (circa 950) the bishop of Viviers consigned older donations to his church: "I Rodolphe, I endowed the church of St. Peter built on the mountain Rompon." Then in 977, Silvius and his wife and their son Gwilis provide for Hi Guillaume their souls to the Benedictine abbey of Cluny, a massive part of their property, located in the country of Vivarais, in the territory of Saint-Alban in the mount called Rompon: the territory of the plateau and the two churches are built with their tithes and fees and 12 serfs provided the abbot Mayol would build a monastery convent. In 1112, the priory of Rompon receives 8 parishes located between La Voulte the Pouzin Privas with income and tithes. That's when we built the largest Romanesque church which replaced the modest church dom Mayol time, this construction can not be expressed achieved with large financial resources (vineyards, tolls by water and land). From the thirteenth century., Decadence begins with the arrival of a formidable neighbor, family Poitiers-Valentinois whose invasive policy will alienate lands and revenues of St Peter. The ruin is confirmed in the sixteenth century. the priory was destroyed during the wars of the League (1562). The imposing ruins still possible to have an exact idea of ​​the Romanesque church and convent buildings.

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  • Last visit to Rompon: Mar 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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