Le Crozet is a French commune situated in the département of the Loire; region Rhône-Alpes. The nearest large town is Roanne, which lies 24 kilometres to the south-east.
It has a population of 282 (2007) and a surface area of 13.31 square kilometres giving a population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre.
The web site of the mairie (http://www.le-crozet.com/accueil.php) has this to say about the history of the village. Any errors resulting from translation from the original French text are down to me:
In the north of the Loire department, in sight of the Roannaise plain and the mountains of La Madeleine, the medieval village of Le Crozet stands proudly on a promontory. In addition to its beautiful commanding situation, it is a village that will charm you with its unique architecture, witness of a glorious past.
During the turbulent times of history, Le Crozet was a solid shelter against attacks. In the 10th century, it belonged to the Vicomte de Mâcon Artaud le Blanc. In the 12th century, it became the property of Compte du Forez, Guy IV; the latter encircled the town with walls. From that time the town of Le Crozet began to gain in importance.
Subsequently, during the 16th century, it passes several times into the hands of the Duke of Bourbon before finally becoming a property of the Crown under François 1st. Thus, in the heart of the ancient ramparts there grew a network of shops and services. Then, the town of La Pacaudière began to develop gradually along the royal highway (now the N7). Situated too far from the road, the medieval town of Le Crozet began its slow decline.
Today, this prestigious past remains in the form of many elegant buildings that you can discover for yourself.
The mairie web site also has some interesting articles in French with photographs on some of the different buildings to be found walking through the village.
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digbymerry (3998) 2010-12-11 0:45
Excellent composition. I like the verticals of the chimney and towers complimenting the horizontal lines and the diagonal lane leading off. Beautiful buildings. People and traffic free as usual. Are all your French villages so sleepy?
TopGeo (38216) 2010-12-11 1:10
Hello Stephen! The perfect composition suits this perfectly in POV, emphasising the style and architecture of the building.
You have achieved excellent clarity, revealing the details to good effect.Nice note and info!
I like the inclusion of the" fg corner ", adding depth and softness, to the strong lines of the building and street .
dkmurphys (62947) 2010-12-11 1:16
A very picturesque street corner. Great old architecture in that amazing town. Well seen scene.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (104100) 2010-12-11 1:18
Beautiful old architecture.
I love old architecture.
Good frame and perspective.
Have a nice weekend My Friend!
BluSimo (9392) 2010-12-11 1:19
un angle de village comme j'aime. il me plaît comme tu as placé le point de fuite latérale dans la ruelle avec les deux tours. même la maison où elles se lèvent est positionée dans le point juste. tout le reste est un beau complément, de la végétation au ciel. mes complimentes et merci pour cet angle de France. amicalement
rodgerg (55767) 2010-12-11 2:06
Une autre belle présentation d'une maison caractéristique bien intégrée dans son environnement villageois. Très belle angle de vue avec la rue qui s'avance sur la droite et donne ainsi de la profondeur à l'image.
Amitiés et bon WE,
Budapestman (82620) 2010-12-11 3:49
a beautiful photo of this charming place, the composition is very attractive, very nice details and lights, peaceful impression, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2010-12-11 5:55
Ce n'est pas une maison, mais un petit château ou un manoir, quelle classe! et quelle beauté! Le cadrage est excellent. Bon exposition du village. Bravo.
Bonne journée et bon week-end
Sergiom (86177) 2010-12-11 6:55
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue. Tu utilises la tour comme point de rencontre entre 2 lignes de fuites de forme triangulaire. Excellent pour la profondeur.
saxo042 (37966) 2010-12-11 11:14
The main building here looks quite modern in many parts but the turret makes quite another impression. The very fine pattern on the wall doesn´t really look modern, but I guess the large windows support the feeling of a newer house. A very pleasant street scene from this little French town.
Cricri (123866) 2010-12-12 9:50
Un village pleine de curiosité comme ce batiment qui ressemble a un château, bon cadrage avec la route sur le côté qui donne envie de poursuivre la visite
npecanhuk (77045) 2010-12-15 1:20
What a lovely and beautiful place!
Wonderful architectural details!
Peaceful atmosphere! As usual, not many people around!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all very good here!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (104877)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D, Canon 28-80 3,5-4,8 USM IV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-11 0:28