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Kamon: photos, description (Camon)

Municipality Kamon is not rich population (it is home to only about a hundred people), but surrounded by vineyards and rose bushes - delicate flowers here are planted next to the grapes as a kind of "indicator": if roses start to hurt, then you need to take measures to save the harvest of wine grapes. Roses grow in kamona not only at the vineyards but also in the streets of the village. One Sunday in may the village hosts the festival of roses, which is visited and experienced growers, and just curious tourists.

Kamon located in the Department of Ariege in the region MIDI-pyrénées. The village grew up around a monastery of Benedictine monks - this happened in the tenth century, although in Gallo-Roman times there was a settlement, called "Cambo dunum".

The village was built in the form of a fortified settlement - the Bastide. In her story multiple times was a major disaster that almost washed Kamon from the face of the earth. The reason all these things become, as we would say in our days, the human factor. In the XIII century the village was flooded during the floods because of a dam built by the monks. In the XV century, many residents of the village died during the attack of robbers, XVI-m - it burned because of a fire that occurred during the drill of the guards of the count of Armagnac, and in the end of XVIII-th through the village was struck by elements of the revolution. After the last attack the village was raised only to the twentieth century, when the inhabitants realized that the long-suffering Kamon still of interest to tourists.

Despite a series of dramatic events, camone the ruins of the castle, a few houses of the tenth century, the construction as well as fortification, which was built in the XV century after another arranged here ruin. The restoration of the village was Philippe de lévis, Bishop of Mirepoix, who had made himself a country residence here.

Currently Kamon included in the Association "Most beautiful villages of France".