A photo diary from the Languedoc region of France, particularly around the vicinity of Lamalou-les-Bains, my previous home town in France. Please see my new blog "Moorlands and Peak".
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Les Fenestrelles, St-Guilhem-le-Désert
Our regular Tuesday walk took us back to one of our favourites, Les Fenestrelles at St-Guilhem-le-Désert. The walk follows a track from the village up the side of the Cirque de l'Infernet, which was originally constructed in the Middle Ages by the Monks of the Abbaye de Gellone in the village as a "transhumance" way to allow the transfer of flocks from the low, winter pastures to the high, summer pastures on the Causse de Larzac. The path eventually zig-zags up to a sheer rock face and to pass this the monks built this arched and buttressed path across. It is a magnificent achievement and well worth the climb. (Panasonic Lumix TZ10)