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November 9, 2007
Pegairolles-de-l'Escalette 340196 34700
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.800 3.317 426 m

Village of Pégairolles-de-l'Escalette, in the valley of Lergue.

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The origin of Pégairolles-de-l'Escalette goes up with the Middle Ages, it was a fortified town at the 12th century. The castle carries the marks of its evolution of 12th at the 17th century.

The village is at the foot of the pass of the Escalette, "Pas de l'Escalette", 726 m high, which is since always, the point of principal passage to reach Causse of Larzac since valley, formerly by the road and maintaining by the A75 motorway and the tunnel of Escalette.

Pégairolles-de-l'Escalette is a French commune, located in the department of Herault and the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 137 Pégairollois distributed out of 32 km², is a density of 4 hab/km².

The culture of the vine is the principal resource of the village.
The culture is done in terraces or "étagères" which made it possible to stabilize the slopes.
The pieces are often surrounded of dry stone low walls called "clapas". One notices the immense stone heaps extracted the grounds and piled up by generations of farmers and vine growers.

The valley constitutes a remarkable space of ballade and excursion.

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