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November 11, 2007
Pegairolles-de-l'Escalette 340196 34700
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.800 3.317 426 m

Autumn, vineyards and clochan.

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In the valley of Lergue, to 60 km in the north of Montpellier.

Capitelle name is used in Languedoc-Roussillon and thus in Herault, to indicate huts built out of dry stone, having been used as shelter to the farmers, to vine growers and to shepherds of the last centuries and even still now.
There are many other names to indicate these constructions, variable with, the communes, the areas, the countries.
The dry stone huts in France are not confined with the Mediterranean area, but overflow largely in the north of this one, going up to a curved line joining the Vendée at the west, Dawn in north and Doubs in the east. This technique is present in many countries, for example in islands as not very Mediterranean as the British Isles
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitelle


Pégairolles-de-l'Escalette is a French commune, located in the department of Herault and the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 137 Pégairollois distributed out of 32 km², is a density of 4 hab/km².

The culture of the vine is the principal resource of the village.

The culture is done in terraces or "étagères" which made it possible to stabilize the slopes.

The pieces are often surrounded of dry stone low walls and stone heaps called "clapas". One notices the immense stone heaps extracted the grounds and piled up by generations of farmers and vine growers.

Since always, the high valley of Lergue and the Step of Escalette are a transportation route, traversed at our modern time by the A75 motorway.

The valley constitutes a remarkable space of ballade and excursion.

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