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May 1st, 2012
Saint-Jean-de-Buèges 340264 34380
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.829 3.618 160 m

Heaume, sweet heaume, Saint-Jean-de-Buèges

One view.
Another view.

The crusaders and Templars under their helmet during the sixth edition of the Médiévales, festival in Saint-Jean-de-Buèges.
No claim or assertion in this day, but rather the desire to have a good time in a calmed atmosphere and good-natured.

_ Saint-Jean-de-Buèges, overlooked by Séranne mountain, 940 m with highest, and causse of the Selle, is an authentic medieval village, nested in the valley of THE BUÈGES which crosses also the villages of Pégairolles-de-Buèges, Saint-Jean-de-Buèges and Saint-Andre-de-Buèges.
It is a place splendid and quiet, no surge of mass, it is the field of the amateurs of nature, uneven and beautiful images. One takes there also time to live on the terrace of single and small tavern of the valley.

_ The BUÈGES river, takes its source from a karstic resurgence, near the hamlet of Méjanel, draining part of water of the Séranne mountain and of yhe CAUSSE OF LARZAC. It throws in the river Herault after a 12 km length course, of which a few kilometers in the basement of rocks limestones, reappearing only by abundant rain. Overlooked by the Séranne mountain 940 m highest, and the causse of the Selle, its valley cut in the rock is a true haven of peace, paradise of strolls and the excursion. Description of the Buèges river.

SAINT-JEAN-DE-BUÈGES is a french commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 201 Saint-Jeannais in 2009, distributed on 16.9 km², that is to say 11.9 hab./km².

_ Vassal of the baronnie of Pégairolles, the seigniory of "Saint-Jean-de-Buèges" appears in the texts into 990.
The construction of the castle of Baulx begin at XIIème century. Using the dominant position of the piton rock, leaned with the Roc de Tras Castel, it was initially a station of monitoring. A main tower evolved of XIIIème in XIVème century to a true fortress of which remain today the keep, a main building, towers and an enclosure.
The castle passed to the hands of some propriètaires of noble lineage or being used as protection in 1703 with the population terrorized by the camisards.
In 1987, a gift of the last owner to the town hall allows launching into 1990 of work of safeguard and restoration parallélement some historical excavation campaigns intended to specify the provision of the rebuildings. Work began in 1991.

Saint-Jean de Buèges history.

My images of Saint-Jean-de-Buèges.
My images of the Buèges Valley.

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