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June 24th, 2012
Meyrueis 480096 48150
Lozère Languedoc-Roussillon
44.178 3.430 720 m

A castle in the forest, Meyrueis

One view.
Another view.

At Meyrueis, the Roquedols Castle 16th century, 1534, and 18th 20th centuries.

The present castle was built on the site of a castle of 14th 15h centuries, in the valley of the Béthuzon and the forest of Roquedols, in the foothills of Mount Aigoual.

MEYRUEIS is a french municipality, located in the department of the Lozère of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 853 Meyrueisiens in 2009, distributed on 104.7 km², that is to say 8.1 hab./km².

Meyrueis history.

The municipality of Meyrueis is in the Cévennes National Park.

Meyrueis, in the valley of the Jonte and Jonte canyon, is in the Cévennes and the GRANDS CAUSSES, between Mont-Aigoual and Causse Noir and Causse Méjean.

_ The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km². The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), of "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "MÉJEAN" (330 km²), and "NOIR" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.

My images of Meyrueis.
My images of valley and canyon of the Jonte.

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