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News & Events

from 08 to 16 november 2008
Salon Marjolaine
Bio & Sustainable Development
At the Parc Floral in Paris, the fair exhibition Marjolaine is the event of bio and eco-consumer responding to the needs of those who decided to make another choice of life and society.


from 15 to 23 november 2008
Week of Solidarity
The world is changing, and you?
The 11th week of international solidarity invites you to participate to more than 5000 original animations and friendly throughout France.


18 november 2008
"Children from here, children from elsewhere"
Game-animation created and hosted by Hum Anim, intervention at the primary school of Beauville (47) within the week of international solidarity in the class of GS/PA for children 5 and 6 years.


The village...

  The Village Photo Gallery  
 
Mechmont
Etymology

The name of this ancient town, Mechmont, comes from the deformation of Latin magno monte, literally the great mountain. His name was later changed to a form of etymology came Romanesque medio monte and Occitan in maigmon. The village will be part of the parish of archpriest of St. Andrew of Cahors, then called Mechmont of War. The warrior name finally disappear in the 80s.

History

Its history is very old, dating back to the early tenth century. Formerly a manor, Mechmont had a castle (castrum Maigmon 1287) during the Hundred Years War. Lords of Pestilhac took sides during the war against the Albigensian Count of Toulouse, a supporter of the Cathar cause. In retaliation, Simon de Montfort confiscated a portion of their property. Today the castle is gone, it would have been demolished, residents would have used stones to build the village.

The Village

Mechmont is a quiet little village, perched atop a hill surrounded by forests, it lies between the the Vert valley and the Belle valley.