Photographer's Note

July 29th, 2011
Thonac 240552 24290
Dordogne Aquitaine
45.024 1.118 70 m

The Chateau of Losse, Thonac

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Another view.

The château de Losse of the 16th century, 1570 or 1576, of Renaissance style, was built on the site of a medieval fortress, by Jean de Losse, in the municipality of Thonac, in Périgord Noir, in the VÉZÈRE VALLEY, on its right bank. The castle in middle of magnificent gardens, is classified as "Historic Monument" since 1932.

Histoire of the Château de Losse.

For several tens of thousands of years, men of the Magdalenian have succeeded in shelters limestone of banks of the VÉZÈRE, the valley is called "LA VALLÉE DE L'HOMME", because of important prehistoric sites there. Prehistoric sites in the valley of the Vézère are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO as a "prehistoric sites and caves with the valley of the Vezere."

_ The VÉZÈRE rises to an altitude of 887 meters, in the Massif Central, on the plateau de Millevaches, in the tourbière de Longéroux, near the Puy Pendu, after a course of 211 kilometers and crossing a watershed of 9656 km², it flows into the Dordogne river in Limeuil in the Dordogne departement. Description de la Vézère.

THONAC is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated 260 Thonacois in 2009, distributed out of 11.6 km², that is to say 22.4 hab./km².

In the Périgord noir, The municipality of Thonac is along the Vézère Valley not far of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil. Thonac is close to the municipality of Montignac on the territory of which are the caves of Lascaux.

They are Édouard Lartet, 1801-1871, and Henry Christy, 1810-1865, who began the first searches from 1863 in the cave Richard in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil and in surroundings, and in the valley of Vézère where the numerous and important archaeological discoveries followed one another from 1863 until 1940, when was discovered the grotte of Lascaux.

My images of Thonac.
My images of the Vézère valley.

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