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Le Brave Crillon, Crillon-le-Brave

Le Brave Crillon, Crillon-le-Brave
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-07
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-09 3:24
Viewed: 1791
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 7th, 2012
Crillon-le-Brave 840041 84410
Vaucluse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
44.118 5.145 344 m

Le Brave Crilon, Crillon-le-Brave

One view. In the village, the castle converted in hotel.
Another view. In the village, the castle converted in hotel.

_ At Crillon-le-Brave, the statue of Louis de Balbes de Berton born in Vaucluse in Murs and died in Avignon, 1543-1615, known as Crillon le Brave. He was a great captain in the 16th century, during the wars of religion at the service of the kings of France, Henry II to Henry IV. The Brave Crillon is buried in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame des Doms in Avignon.
Can be read within the Romanesque parish church of Saint-Romain 19th century, the epitaph of "Louis de Balbes de Berton" said "Le Brave Crillon" that Henri IV called the best captain in the world: "Henri IV l'aima, les pauvres le pleurèrent", "Henri IV liked him, poor people mourned him."
The bronze statue of the Brave Crillon 2.3 m was sculpted by Louis Veray Born in Barbentane in 1820 and died in 1891. The statue was placed in Avignon, on the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville in 1858, then in front of the Palais des Papes in 1891. It is now on the main square of the village.

_ In the village, from a medieval castle, there are two towers of the fifteenth century. The main building was rebuilt in the 19th century, was bought in 1990, restored and converted into a hotel.

CRILLON-LE-BRAVE is a French commune located in the department of Vaucluse, of the area Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, populated of 452 Crillonnais in 2009, divided on 7.6 km², that is to say 59.2 hab./km².

The village is mentioned for the first time in the 12th century.

Crillon-le-Brave history.

The municipality is near the natural park of Luberon.

My images of Crillon-le-Brave.

Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.

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Hello Joël,
A fine capture of this statue. The shot is well composed and statue stands out well against the pale sky. Good rendering of the colours and detail in the sculpture.

Bonjour Joël,

La statue est bien placée dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la statue de Louis de Balbes de Berton. Les couleurs du ciel contrastent bien avec les couleurs de la statue. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Joel

Elle a voyagé beaucoup cette statue mais elle regarde toujours au loin comme un grand capitaine . Très bien située dans la composition pour renforcer l'impression.



Dobro vece.
Dobar tekst o spomeniku i dvorcu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na spomenik ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepe fotografije u radionici.
Lep spomenik.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Good article about the monument and the castle, with the given data ...
Nice view of the monument ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, beautiful pictures in the workshop.
A beautiful monument.
Good evening and all the best.

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2013-01-09 12:52]

Bonsoir Joël,

Cette statue, après avoir visité Avignon, est donc revenue sur la commune de l'enfant du pays ! Bon point de vue et excellente netteté.

Bonne soirée,


Ce brave Crillon que tu me fais découvrir veille maintenant sur un bien joli château joliment reconverti en hôtel (certainement pas bon marché!)

Hi Joël,
A very good POV with just the statue in front of the soft colours of the sky. He is perfectly positioned here. I also enjoy the intereting links that you have included here. As usual, a very enjoyable note!
Kind regards

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24394 W: 523 N: 40801] (175578)
  • [2013-01-10 3:43]

Hello Joël,

Also your two extra pictures are superb.
This statue makes this image attractive.
Lovely colors, excellent captured also nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13800 W: 0 N: 16043] (169174)
  • [2013-01-10 4:04]

Hello Joël,

Fantastique mise en valeur de cette statue grandiose vue et compo la présentation est parfaite, les contrastes ressortent parfaitement.

Bravo et amitié


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14254 W: 1033 N: 28539] (135736)
  • [2013-01-10 4:38]

Bonjour Joël,

A very informative note. I had never heard of this man before. Good graphism & sharpness with excellent framing and low pov looking upwards. Good lighting & soft pastel colours. Merci pour ce partage.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15430 W: 159 N: 26989] (141616)
  • [2013-01-10 11:45]

Bonjour Brave Joel :-)
Excellent le cadrage, la netteté et les détails de la statue qui semble dominer le village et le château, belle réalisation
Belle soirée

Hi Joel,
very interesting statue you capture from fantastic POV which it is wonedrully composed this photo. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,

Chosen POV took into consideration the light and sky color's, Joel.
This angel show the telescope the subject hold and the helmet at his foot.
Fine taken side, side view that show almost the whole.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2013-01-11 8:19]

Hello Joël,
With your photo of this statue and informative note, you have done a very good presentation of such a famous historic person, as Louis de Balbes de Berton. Good composition and angle of shooting, interesting sculptural details, and very high quality of the picture!
Best regards,

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