Photographer's Note

July 29th, 2011
Marquay 240255 24620
Dordogne Aquitaine
44.944 1.135 225 m

The Laussel castle, Marquay

One view.
Another view.

In the Prigord Noir, in the valley of GRANDE BEUNE, in the municipality of Marquay, the Laussel castle 15th 16th centuries. Private property, not visitable.

On the right bank of GRANDE BEUNE, the castle has beautiful look with its towers, and its square keep with machicolations.

The Laussel castle, residence of the Commarques, is close and under the direct sight of the Commarque castle 12th 14th 15th centuries in the municipality of Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, on the left bank of GRANDE BEUNE.

The GRANDE BEUNE flows in the VZRE, which valley is named "the Valley of the Man", because of the important prehistoric sites which are there. The prehistoric sites of the Vzre valley are classified in the World heritage by Unesco as "prehistoric sites and caves decorated in the valley of Vzre".

_ The VZRE rises to an altitude of 887 meters, in the Massif Central, on the plateau de Millevaches, in the tourbire de Longroux, near the Puy Pendu, after a course of 211 kilometers and crossing a watershed of 9656 km, it flows into the Dordogne river in Limeuil in the Dordogne departement. Description de la Vzre.

MARQUAY is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated 567 Marquayais in 2007, distributed out of 24.3 km, that is to say 23.4 hab./km.

In the Prigord noir, the municipality of Marquay shelters numerous prehistoric sites.

They are douard Lartet, 1801-1871, and Henry Christy, 1810-1865, who began the first searches from 1863 in the cave Richard in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil and in surroundings, and in the valley of Vzre where the numerous and important archaeological discoveries followed one another from 1863 until 1940, when was discovered the grotte of Lascaux.

My images of Marquay.
Mes images de la valle de la Vzre.

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