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July 14th, 2009
Montmorillon 860165 86500
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.426 0.871 90 m

With flowers, Montmorillon

One view.
Another view.

The GARTEMPE from the "Pont Vieux" bridge 15th 16th centuries.

The GARTEMPE valley concentrates from Montmorillon to Saint-Savin, in Vienne departement, several romanesque churches decorated with frescos of the 14th century, and is called for that, the FRESCOS VALLEY.

_ The GARTEMPE is a river of Poitou and of the Limousin, which takes its source close to the village of Pétillat, the commune of Peyrabout in the department of Creuse, and is thrown in the Creuse river close of "la Roche-Posay" in the department of Vienne, after a way of almost 204 kilometers in a catchment area of 3913 km². It crosses remarkable canyons in granitic landscapes, downstream from "Les Portes de l'Enfer", "The Doors of the Hell” to Lathus in Vienne. Description de la Gartempe.

MONTMORILLON is a french commune, located in the department of Vienne of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 6410 Montmorillonnais in 2009, divided on 57 km², that is to say 112.5 hab./km².

Of medieval origin, Montmorillon proposes to the visitors a broad inheritance, made of houses, private mansions, chapels, churches etc…

Montmorillon history.

La Cité de l'Écrit.

My images of montmorillon.
My images of the Gartempe valley.

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