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Saint Genies de Comolas

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Saint Genies de Comolas
Saint Genies de Comolas
Population :: 1601
Village   
festival ::
last weekend of July
Town hall :: 04 66 50 00 68
   
 
Saint Geniès in the Rhône Valley of the Gard.
 
It is situated between the entrance to the A9 highway, which heads towards the sea and towards Spain, and the entrance to the A7, which heads towards Paris or Marseille.
 
2 airfields, 40 km from Nimes and 20 km from Avignon and its festival, 17 km from Orange and its "Chorégies," 40 km from Vaison la Romaine, 35 km from the duchy of Uzès, le Pont du Gard, La Camargue, etc.
 
Major train stations in the vicinity: Orange, Nimes, Avignon.
 
The district covers 800 hectares; it has vegetable and fruit farming, vineyards (Lirac, Côtes du Rhône ), crafts, and a park.
 
Shops, secondary school nearby, stadium, cafeteria, nursery, primary school, etc.
 
shops 1 grocery "Coccinelle", bakery, butcher shop, tobacco shop, bar, pharmacy, electronic repair shop
heritage Church
Statue of the Virgin
history The name probably comes from Saint Geniès, who was decapitated near Arles for refusing to transcribe Emperor Diocletian's Edict of 303, which ordered the persecution of Christians. The name of Comolas seems to derive from the Latin "Cumulus," which would refer to the presence of several hills and a long ridge of stones called "montagne," which reaches an altitude of 176 meters.
 
During the Revolution, the village took the name of "Montagne Comolas." Saint Geniès in Languedoc was part of the Provence enclave. The church and the castle of Saint Geniès belonged to the episcopal "mense" of Avignon, as a result of a donation made to bishop Fulcherius in 911 by Louis the Blind, king and emperor of Italy.
 
During the wars and the incursions of the war parties, the church was transformed into a fortress within the very walls of the castle by Pope John XXII (1317).
 
The church is placed in a favorable position on a square where you can admire its chevet. This church presents visitors with a fresco of the martyrdom of Saint Geniès, and among the different statues, there is one of a certain Saint Expédit, patron saint of schoolchildren, businessmen, and driving students.