A view of Chirac and St-Bonnet
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Henri Boyer|
|Area1||33.79 km2 (13.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||48049 / 48100|
|Elevation||605–1,254 m (1,985–4,114 ft)
(avg. 640 m or 2,100 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places and monuments
- The Fare dolmen
- The twelfth century Romanesque church.
- The chapel of Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
- The family chapels of the Chazette and the Volmanières
- The English cross: The English, who ravaged the country in the 14th century, were soundly beaten in a battle on the heights of the village. This place carries today the name of Cemetery of the English’’ or Cross of the English’’. A cross, on which there is an inscription "CH des M " and "1701 - 1922", marks the site of the battle. During the construction of the A75 autoroute, the cross was renovated and moved a few metres from its original position.
- The bridge over the Colagne river.
As in the majority of the towns of Lozère, the principal activity is farming, although service industry sectors have started to play a larger part in the region.
- Farming is essentially sheep and cattle. The size of the upland meadows allows the farmers to have comparatively large flocks.
- Colonel Marceau Crespin (1915–1988)
- Nicolaï Greschny (1912–1985), artist
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