Photographer's Note

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

A modest castle. 13th 17th 19th centuries.


On a first castle listed in 1280, of which there remains structures and keep bases, was rebuilt a new castle at the 17th century, quadrilateral with four towers.
It is Antoine de Barbeirac, marquis of Saint-Maurice, who had the castle in 1753.
The castle transformed starting from the beginning of the 19th century, is private property.

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 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 km, that is to say 2 hab./km.

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

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