Photographer's Note

February 12th, 2013
Le Caylar 340064 34520
Hrault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.850 3.300 700 m

In the light, Le Caylar

One view. February 11th, 2013.
An other view. February 13th, 2013.

Snow covered, fields and village of Le Caylar on the CAUSSE DU LARZAC.

The Notre-Dame du Roc Castel chapel des 12th 16th 18th centuries, overlooks the village and the Saint-Martin church 12th 15th 18th centuries, whose origin dates back to 804.

_ The CAUSSE of LARZAC is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lvzou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

_ The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cvennes, the south by the plain of the "lodvois", in the west by the plateau of "Lvzou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km. The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km), of "Sauveterre" (550 km), "Mjean" (330 km), and "Noir" (200 km), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Svrac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefges", "Bgon", 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 cvennes.

LE CAYLAR in occitan Lo Cailar, is a French municipality, located in the departement of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 439 Caylars in 2009, distributed out of 22.1 km, that is to say 19.9 hab./km.

Le Caylar is mentioned for the first time in 988, in the Will of Saint-Fulcran.

The municipality is close to the parc naturel rgional des Grands Causses.

My images of Le Caylar
My images of the Causse du Larzac.

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