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A Larzac village, La Couvertoirade

A Larzac village, La Couvertoirade
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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: 2007-10-28
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Causse du Larzac [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-16 2:40
Viewed: 6331
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 28, 2007
La Couvertoirade 120082 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrenees
43.917 3.317 785 m

The village of Couvertoirade is classified in the most beautiful villages of France, and major inheritance of Causse of Larzac.

La Couvertoirade village of the 12th century, its East ramparts from 13th and 15th centuries.

La Couvertoirade is a French commune, located in the department of Aveyron and the Midi-Pyrenees area, populated of 153 Couvertoiradois distributed on 62 km², that is too say 2 hab/km².

On Causse of Larzac, a medieval village built at the 12th and 13th century by the Knights of the order of the Temple, in a strengthened enclosure built with the 15e century by the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. The templiers, then the Hospital ones in 1312, practised the culture and the breeding there, providing provisioning for the war.

Knights of the Order of the Temple, Templiers.
In 1119, Hugues de Payns, knight originating in Champagne, melt a militia which will become the "Knights of the Order of the Temple". Monks, knights, monks and soldiers, Templiers will defend Jerusalem, and the pilgrims going on the tomb of Christ.
In 1312, the order is dissolved, and after a lawsuit, the large Master Jacques de Molay and other Templiers are sharp flarings on roughing-hew it.

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
Before the first crusade, a hospital is founded in Jerusalem close of the Holy Sepulchre for the Western pilgrims, other Hospitals are create in the wearing of loading Italian and Provencaux. In 1113, the Hospital of Midsummer's Day of Jerusalem is recognized like an independent hospital order.
In 1140, the Order of the Hospital becomes in military order, with néanmmoins vocation of charity and defenders of Christendom.
In 1291, following the fall of Midsummer's Day d' Acre, the Hospital ones are folded up in Cyprus, then in Rhodos.
In 1312, the goods of Templiers, after their dissolution, are allotted to the Hospital ones.
In 1522, Turkish takes Rhodos.
In 1530, the emperor Charles Quint allots Malta to the Hospital ones. They since are called Sovereign Military Order of Malta or Knights of Malta .

Aublan tower 15th, Cambier tower 15th, Castle 13th, Raunier tower with machicoulis 15th, Saint-Christol church 13th, Tower gate of Amoun 15th, Tower of the Conches 15th century.

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Salut Joël,
wonderful overview of the fortified village with good clarity and sharpness for a lot of details. The workshops are good add-ons for different light and details. The panorama format is well chosen.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Hello Joel,
A very good view over this old village that puts it in the context of the surrounding landscape. I like the well chosen point of view and the panoramic format. Good colours and clarity.

Bonsoir Joel
Un PDV qui nous permet de voir l'ensemble de ce village médiéval et de son environnement assez verdoyant sous une agréable lumière. Merci pour les liens et photos dans le WS.

Salut Joel,
Une belle vue sur ce paysage, avec un POV qui permet d'admirer une large perspective.
L'équilibre général est bon, avec un format pano approprié.
Bonne soirée,

bonjour Joël
il ne manquait plus qu'une vue d'ensemble pour situer ce village dans son environement, et c'est chose faite, belle vue

Bonsoir Joel,

Une belle image du village de Courtevoirade, la photo a une bonne composition, profondeur de champs et de jolies couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Hi Joel
It's really hard to find match modern biuldings in you work till now and that is very nice....to learn old type of France arch.and seen old part of your country

Ciao Joel
a very great POV and excellent light for this nice landscape. The sharpness is fantastic. Bravo.

ciao Joel ,
altro fantastico borgo ricco di storia e circondato dalla natura .
ottima la realizzazione con dei bei colori e ottima nitidezza.
la nota è molto istruttiva .
ben fatto

Bonjour Joel
Je vois que ce village est bien intégré dans son environnement.De la belle pierre et des couleurs naturelles pour ce village de lAveyron.
Bonne journée

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24629 W: 523 N: 41334] (177626)
  • [2007-11-17 0:30]

Hello Joël,

You show us again a wonderful panorama view out of this area.
A old village but nice place between the green environment.
We see splendid the old buildings with the strong towers. Nice composition and excellent good note too. Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice weekend,

et merci pour cette vie d'ensemble de cette ville fortifiée avec ses remparts,une bonne luminosite, vu aussi tes ws qui nous démontrent bien l'aspect de cette ville fortifiée, et une bonne netteté
c'est comme un puzzle avec toutes les autres photos, nous avons aujourd'hui la toatlité des pièces
bonne journée

salut joel
une belle vue générale de ce village médiéval, une pano est large et permet de ce donner une idée de ce plateau ou la vie est dure en hiver, beau travail compléter par une note historique

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14077 W: 0 N: 16143] (171732)
  • [2007-11-17 8:27]


Très beau village, ce plateau du Larzac a vraiment l'air magnigique, très belle vue avec de belle teintes et une ambaince agréable.

Bravo et belle soirée


Hi Joel,
Fascinating image for Larzac village. The POV is very impressive and spectacular I like the splendid details and the beautiful colours. Clarity is superb as usual, note is excellent, wonderful premiére, very well done! Have a nice day

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