Photographer's Note

August 15th, 2008
Saint-Jean-de-Buèges 340264 34380
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.829 3.618 160 m

The "Moulin du Capitaine", Saint-Jean-de-Buèges

One view.
Another view. November 10th, 2011

The Vines near the Moulin du Capitaine, mill of the captain.

France is the first wine producer. Quality depends initially on type of vines, the soils and the climates. The vineyard of Languedoc-Roussillon recovers most of the departments of the Aude, Gard and Hérault, on a surface of 300,000 hectares, which makes the vastest viticultural area of it, of the World.
The vineyards of Saint-Jean-de-Buèges form part of the protected designation of origin, Terrasses-du-larzac or coteaux-du-languedoc Terrasses-du-larzac, which are a local name of the AOC coteaux-du-languedoc.

The culture of the vine in France existed well before our era and the very first colony created by the Romans on the territory of current France, as of 118 before J.C.
The wine making would exist since millenia, discoveries made in Iran made it possible to speak of 7000 years.

"Mieux vaut le vin d'ici que l'eau de là”, "Better is worth the wine from here than the water from there".
"Jamais homme noble ne hait le bon vin.",“Never noble man does not hate the good wine.” Rabelais.
"Bon vin et femme jolie sont deux agréables poisons.",“Good wine and pretty woman are two pleasant poisons.”

"Le vin", "Wine”, is sung in chiseled verses. Georges Brassens (1921-1981). Song of film of Rene Clair “Porte des Lilas” 1956.

The wine stimulates the passions, or inhibits them.

Amis, buvons
Mes chers amis buvons...
Mais n'y perdons jamais la raison...

"Friends, let us drink
My dear friends let us drink…
But never let us lose the reason there…"

SAINT-JEAN-DE-BUÈGES is a french commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 184 Saint-Jeannais in 1999, distributed on 17 km², that is to say 11 hab./km².

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.

Vassal of the baronnie of Pégairolles, the seigniory of "Saint-Jean-de-Buèges" appears in the texts into 990.

My images of Saint-Jean-de-Buèges.

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