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April 29th, 2009
Saint-Maurice-Navacelles 340277 34520
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.846 3.518 580 m

A modest church. 19th century.

Cross and church, June 14th, 2009.
Church, June 14th, 2009.

Parish church of the Assumption, built in 1874.

the commune of Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, has an exceptional natural heritage with the Navacelles circus, Grand classified Site, member of the Network of the Great Sites of France.
Saint-Maurice-Navacelles is near the Regional natural park of Large Causses and the National park of the Cevennes.

The commune is located at the south-eastern borders of causse of Larzac. It is delimited in north and the east by the deep Vis river canyon, and in the south by the Seranne mountain which dominates all the low Languedocien country.

Larzac is a calcareous plateau of approximately 1000 km ² of surface, of altitude varying from 600 to 900 meters, with the Mediterranean and mountain climate, surrounded by deep valleys and canyons.
It is a territory splendid, unique in France, where the men followed one another since prehistory, leaving there Neolithic dolmens, menhirs, enclosures, tumulus and strengthened caves, Roman necropoles wisigothic, habitats, Knights of the order of the Temple villages, farms, castles, churches. The pastoralism, the ewes, modelled the landscape.

Saint-Maurice-Navacelles is a French commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 142 inhabitants in 1999, divided out of 69 km², that is to say 2 hab./km².

The commune of Saint-Maurice-Navacelles results from the fusion of the three communes from Saint-Maurice, Navacelles and Madières.
the inhabitants divide themselves into 3 villages, 6 hamlets and 11 farms.

The castle of the Lords of Montcalm of the 13th 17th 19th centuries is also on the place of the village.

My images of Saint-Maurice-Navacelles.

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