A Lautrec, Tarn village classified among "the most beautiful villages in France", above the roofs, the steeple of the village church we perceive and a dovecote built in the village.
Fifteen kilometers from Castres Graulhet, and thirty kilometers from Albi, the medieval village of Lautrec is located in the heart of the Tarn department. The top of a rocky outcrop, the Calvary Salette offers a superb view of the valley Agoût, the Black Mountains and the Pyrenees.
"This place was already known to the Romans, who had taken advantage of its dominant position decorated with a large reserve of groundwater and a lovely mild climate.
The village itself was organized around the year one thousand (940) around a fortress in its highest point (the Montlausin) just above the mill of La Salette (wind mill completely restored).
In the 12th century, a wall with 8 fortified gates are erected around the village. Some beautiful vestiges remain today, including the door "of Caussade."
For the record, the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was the illustrious descendant of the viscounts of Lautrec.
Lautrec boasts charming streets with half-timbered houses, narrow passages, its open-air theater; the Collegiate Church of Saint Rémy (14th century); its indoor hall (15th century).
Many hiking trails are listed at the Tourist Office.
An old railway track now converted into a hiking trail along the bottom of the village and connects Castres to Albi.
Production known worldwide: Garlic Rose de Lautrec is causing many recipes that came in the regional gastronomic repertoire "http://www.fontaine-lautrec.com/region_tarn.htm.
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miumiu (4644) 2014-06-18 3:37
Really very beautiful village.
l like the composition and view above the roofs.
The green field, nice sky and old buildings are lovely.
l like the warm colours of your photo.
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (115175) 2014-06-18 4:14
Ciao Magali, lovely composition with beautiful bell tower, superb sky, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (26910) 2014-06-18 5:23
bel pov e bella composizione, mi piacciono questi tetti e le belle campagne coltivate in lontananza.
Ottimi colori, l'estate si fa vedere in modo diretto e piacevole.
mursaloglu (8261) 2014-06-18 5:43
Tres bonne photo avec grand composition une cadrage mervellieuxe bravo..
sabermonajati (8845) 2014-06-18 6:45
amazing view from buildings and fields with nice texture from shard roofs in foreground you captured.
dkmurphys (45873) 2014-06-18 6:57
Superb composition from that lovely place. I like the architecture and the wonderful fields from the back. Well taken, have a good evening.
dta (62422) 2014-06-18 7:57
Salut MAgaly ,
Très belle vue des toits de ce beau village avec le cloche qui s"élance dans le ciel , et la campagne en fond de décor .
Sergiom (53823) 2014-06-18 8:12
Quelle belle composition. Le cadrage vertical est très avantageux dans ce genre de situation. Il donne de la profondeur et va chercher au loin dans le paysage. J'aime ces toits qui ont du caractère.
abmdsudi (38878) 2014-06-18 8:39
An excellent architectural shot, simple, direct and perfectly exposed and this bell tower stands out so well against the surroundings and that blue sky. This looks so antique, rustic and i just love love the clean lines and sharp detail under that brilliant light. Nicely done shot, Congrats
tenretin (2211) 2014-06-18 10:45
Le POV est très bien, la lumière chaude mais le cadrage est déséquilibré par la présence trop importante du ciel.... a mon gout !
photoray (9883) 2014-06-18 10:45
Attractive Tarn Village scene, the dovecote and church bell tower rising above the varying colored tile roofs, and beyond the rolling hills, green fields and trees.
I would enjoy strolling here, soaking in the history and culture.
holmertz (36453) 2014-06-18 11:33
I like this composition with the cluster of roofs and the two towers in the foreground and the magnificent scenery behind. The inclusion of so much sky gives the view a pleasantly fresh and breezy atmosphere.
danos (82675) 2014-06-18 11:42
very nice the view of this section of the village with the roof tiles to make the image so beautiful.I like the excellent light and colour management with the falling shadow on the left to adds effective in the scene.
jjcordier (72658) 2014-06-18 22:13
Joli cadrage vertical avec ces toits en premier plan et la vue qui se dégage sur le paysage environnant.
SnapRJW (28917) 2014-06-19 0:30
Hello Malagy - The beauty of this shot lies in the composition. The roof tops and bell towers in themselves make a nice subject but the shot is made complete by the wonderful view of farmland we see beyond.
What an attractive place.
claudeD (30159) 2014-06-19 4:38
wonderful view over this old village showing much architectural details. Very good light managment and sharpness.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-06-19 12:25
Une vue magnifique sur les toits du village et les bois et les champs de tonalités différentes.
Excellente luminosité, couleurs et profondeur.
Meilleures salutations, Paul
tatadalou (5641) 2014-06-19 12:27
Une jolie vue sur ce village qui sent bon l'ail rose. La compo est bien équilibrée entre village, campagne et ciel. La lumière est superbe et illumine merveilleusement les toits et les champs alentours.
Fis2 (81536) 2014-06-19 14:15
Excellent frame and colors.
I like bel;fry.
- Copyright: Magaly PAGANO (Giustiniani) (2449)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-16
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS f3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/29.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-18 2:45