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July 30th, 2011
Belvès 240035 24170
Dordogne Aquitaine
44.775 1.004 160 m

The Bontemps town house, Belvès

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The Bontemps town house of 12th 16th centuries. Classified as "Historic Monument" in 1948. Private property.

It is a noble house of the 12th century, with a facade of Renaissance style of 1520. It would have been occupied during the Hundred Years' War by an Englishman of Thomas Bontemps's name.

In Périgord Noir, and near the DORDOGNE VALLEY, BELVÈS has again the decorations of the Félibrée, Felibrejada in occitan, a festival which takes place every year in a city different from Périgord for the 1st Sunday of July, festival of the customs and of the traditions of the Périgord. This festival immortalizes the memory of the troubadours who sang the langue d'Oc in the Middle Ages.

_ The DORDOGNE is formed in its origin, of brooks taking their spring up to 1694 meters in height, on the sides of the Puy de Sancy in the Massif Central. After a course of 483 kilometers, and the crossing of a catchment basin of 23870 km², it flows in the Garonne, at the bec d'Ambès in the estuary of Gironde, before joining the Atlantic Ocean. Description of the la Dordogne.

The status of the Dordogne made sometimes discusses, between that of an tributary river of the Garonne, or that of a river flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, by the estuary of the Gironde.

BELVÈS is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated of 1432 belvésois en 2009, distributed out of 23.7 km², that is to say 60.4 hab./km².

In the Périgord noir, The municipality of Belvès is crossed bye the Nauze which flows on left bank of the Dordogne.

The village of Belvès, is one of the most beautiful Village of France, near Domme, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Beynac-et-Cazenac, château des Milandes, gardens of Marqueyssac, and Cadouin abbey.

My images of Belvès.
My images of the Dordogne Valley.

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