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Detail shot from the Mairie of Sablières.
How I love those brave, small villages...

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Le village de Sablières est une commune caractéristique des hautes Cévennes Vivaroises. Le village, qui comptait 1856 habitants en 1858, n’en dénombre plus que 146 en 2006, mais ces habitants n’abandonnent pas l’âpre lutte contre l’enfrichement et la désertification.

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The village of Sablières in the Eastern Cevennes (les Cévennes Vivaroises) was a thriving village with almost 2000 inhabitants in the middle of the 19th century, now there are only 146 inhabitants left and the nearest bakery is a 40 minute drive away.

A wonderful little place to hide away for visitors and temporary inhabitants, a hard place for the locals. But beautiful for both.

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1537 W: 34 N: 2214] (13568)
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