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April 17th, 2011
Campestre-et-Luc 300064 30770
Gard Languedoc-Roussillon
43.954 3.419 789 m

The Salze castle, Campestre-le-Luc

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Other view.

The castle of Salze of 14th 15th 16th centuries, in the Salze hamlet of the municipality of Campestre-et-Luc, on the CAUSSE de CAMPESTRE, which adjoins CAUSSE du LARZAC. Private property.

The castle is built according to a plan squared with 3 towers of angle, and a bartizan in the southeast angle of the castle.

_The "CAUSSE de CAMPESTRE" is situated in Languedoc-Roussillon in the departement of the Gard, lined in the North by the "CAUSSE du LARZAC", by the canyon of the VIS river, and by the canyon of the Virenque river. Its surface is about 36 km², its height varies from 580 meters to 911 meters. It is among the small limestone plateaus, by opposition to the "GRANDS CAUSSES", the large limestone plateaus.

_The "CAUSSE du LARZAC" is the vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large limestone plateaus. Its 1000 km² 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.

CAMPESTRE-ET-LUC is a French municipality, situated in the departement of the Gard of the region Languedoc-Roussillon, populated with 116 Camluçois, distributed on 38.1 km², that is 3,0 hab/km².

The territory of the municipality of Campestre-et-Luc is limited by the canyons of the VIS river and of the Virenque river.

My images of Campestre-et-Luc.
My images of the Vis river canyon.

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