Photographer's Note

November 13th, 2011
Saint-Jean-de-Buges 340264 34380
Hrault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.829 3.618 160 m

A peaceful refuge, Saint-Jean-de-Buges

One view.
Another view. September 11th, 2007.

At Saint-Jean-de-Buges, the parish church of the "Nativit de Saint-Jean-Baptiste" of the 11th 12th 17th 18th centuries. It's a beautiful building with its two towers, one of which is of a type very common in Languedoc villages, leaving his bell to the winds.

_ Saint-Jean-de-Buges, overlooked by Sranne mountain, 940 m with highest, and causse of the Selle, is an authentic medieval village, nested in the valley of THE BUGES which crosses also the villages of Pgairolles-de-Buges, Saint-Jean-de-Buges and Saint-Andre-de-Buges.
It is a place splendid and quiet, no surge of mass, it is the field of the amateurs of nature, uneven and beautiful images. One takes there also time to live on the terrace of single and small tavern of the valley.

_ Vassal of the baronnie of Pgairolles, the seigniory of "Saint-Jean-de-Buges" appears in the texts into 990.
The construction of the castle of Baulx begin at XIIme century. Using the dominant position of the piton rock, leaned with the Roc de Tras Castel, it was initially a station of monitoring. A main tower evolved of XIIIme in XIVme century to a true fortress of which remain today the keep, a main building, towers and an enclosure.
The castle passed to the hands of some propritaires of noble lineage or being used as protection in 1703 with the population terrorized by the camisards.
In 1987, a gift of the last owner to the town hall allows launching into 1990 of work of safeguard and restoration paralllement some historical excavation campaigns intended to specify the provision of the rebuildings. Work began in 1991.

_ The BUGES river, takes its source from a karstic resurgence, near the hamlet of Mjanel, draining part of water of the Sranne mountain and of yhe CAUSSE OF LARZAC. It throws in the river Herault after a 12 km length course, of which a few kilometers in the basement of rocks limestones, reappearing only by abundant rain. Overlooked by the Sranne mountain 940 m highest, and the causse of the Selle, its valley cut in the rock is a true haven of peace, paradise of strolls and the excursion. Description of the Buges river.

SAINT-JEAN-DE-BUGES is a french commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 184 Saint-Jeannais in 1999, distributed on 17 km, that is to say 11 hab./km.

My images of Saint-Jean-de-Buges.
My images of the Buges Valley.

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