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April 20th, 2011
Rogues 300219 30120
Gard Languedoc-Roussillon
43.889 3.573 580 m

The menhir of la Trivalle, Rogues

One view.
Other view.

The menhir of Trivalle of 1,70 m height, on the CAUSSE DE BLANDAS, near the village of Rogues, in the departement of the Gard.

Menhirs are standing stones vertically. They are many in Europe, where they were raised between 4500 and 2500 BC

One finds on CAUSSE OF BLANDAS 25 dolmens, 55 menhirs, and also several cromlechs badly preserved. In 2009, speleologists discovered a cave remained closed during 5000 years and container of skulls and potteries.

_The CAUSSE DE BLANDAS is located in Languedoc-Roussillon in the department of Gard, is bordered in north by the valley of Arre river and the solid mass of the Cévennes, in the south by the valley of the Vis river and CAUSSE du LARZAC. Its surface is of approximately 80 km², its altitude varies from 540 meters to 955 meters. It belongs to small causses, in opposition to GRANDS CAUSSES, large causses.

_The "CAUSSE du LARZAC" is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km ² 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 Lévézou, 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 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.

ROGUES is a French municipality, placed in the department of the Gard of the region Languedoc-Roussillon, populated with 110 Rogois in 2007, distributed on 30.2 km², that is to say 3.6 hab/km².

The river La VIS cross the territory of the municipality of Rogues.

My images of Rogues.
Vis River canyon and valley.

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