Thursday, 5 November 2009

Capitelle at Faugères

Capitelle and view to Mediterranean

Hérault has many dry stone shelters called "capitelles". These were built mainly in the 18th and 19th century as shelters, stores for tools or for temporary crop storage. The name is a French version of the Occitan name "capitélo"; Occitan was the language spoken in this region up until the 20th century. The area around Faugères has many capitelles several of which have been faithfully restored by a local historical society.

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