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Saint-Michel of Rouviac, Nant

Saint-Michel of Rouviac, Nant
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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: 2012-10-04
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dourbie valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 11:35
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Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
August 4th, 2012
Nant 120168 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.022 3.301 498 m

SOne view.
Other view.aint-Michel of Rouviac, Nant

From this point of view, in Rouviac hamlet, in the Nant municipality, the church of Saint-Michel 12th 15th centuries, mentioned in 1135, a priory church, then a Benedictine abbey. Registered historical monuments since 2007.

_ The DOURBIE is a Cevennes river. It takes its source with the mount of Aulas, in Linguas, to 1300 m, the south of the mountain of Aigoual, in the department of Gard. It also runs in the department of Aveyron and is thrown, after 920 m of unevenness and 72 km of course through throats and valleys between the CAUSSE NOIR, black causse and the CAUSSE OF LARZAC, in Millau in the Tarn with the bridge of Cureplat to 320 m, him even tributary of the Garonne. Its irregular and seasonal course with known the minimal flow of 2,9 cubic meters a second, to reach up to 728 cubic meters a second maximum flow. Dourbie is famous near the trout fishermen. Dourbie river description.

_ The CAUSSE NOIR extends on 200 km², on the departments of Aveyron, Gard and Lozère, and is smallest of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses.
It is limited by the deep canyons of Jonte river to North, of Dourbie river in the south, the Tarn river in the west, and by the buttresses of the Cevennes in the East.

_ The CAUSSE du LARZAC is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km ² of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lévézou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

_ The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km². The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), of "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "Méjean" (330 km²), and "Noir" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.

NANT is a french municipality, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 919 Nantais in 2009, distributed on 109.4 km², That is to say 8.4 hab./km².

On bank of the DOURBIE river, Nant is one of the most extended communes of France, extending on part of causse of Larzac and its buttresses, the valley of Durzon and part of the valley of Dourbie. Nant is located at the edge of the Knights Templar Country and in edge of the Parc naturel Régional des Grands Causses.

History of Nant.

Nant is in the perimeter of the Causses and Cevennes registered on the UNESCO world heritage list since June 28th, 2011.

The Nant inheritance is important, with its abbey and its five other Romanesque churches disseminated on the territory of the commune, and other churches and chapel, market and bridge medieval.

My images of Nant
My images of canyon and valley of the Dourbie river.

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Bonsoir, cher Joël,
Trésor caché, trésor protégé ! l'église bénéficie d'une bien belle architecture régionale avec son clocher à peigne.
De plus, l'environnement magnifie l'édifice.
C'est toujours un régal de découvrir des lieux inconnus (enfin, pour ma part).

Hi Joël,
I always appreciate your habit of including two extra pictures to your uploads. This is a very beautiful view and it is very interesting to see to complementary pictures. A very attractive scene and a very pleasant landscape. All three pictures are very good and your note is also very enjoyable, as always.
Kind regards

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2013-01-19 12:45]

Bonsoir Joël,

C'est toujours un vrai régal de découvrir, dans un tel environnement naturel, ces vieilles églises ! Des trois photos, c'est celle-ci que je préfère, pour la vue sur la vallée, mais les workshops permettent de mieux apprécier la beauté de l'édifice, qui semble en excellent état.

Bonne soirée !


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11760 W: 126 N: 21153] (108907)
  • [2013-01-19 15:54]

Salut Joel,un paysage qui souvien moi le centre de l'Italie,magnifique capture ici et dans les WS,je vais lire la note maintenant,il faut avoir un peu de temps..eheh...belle Dimanche et merci,Luciano

Hi Joël,
This ol church seems to be so beautiful . So , I would like to have a view closer . Or another perspective on it . But the landscape is very nice , too.
Best regards

Bonsoir Joël,

La distance entre l'abbaye et la montagne donne d ela profondeur à l'image. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'abbaye et de la montagne. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Je préfère la version plus rapprochée de la première vue mais ton post principal a l'avantage de présenter l'église qui semble bien isolée dans ce bel environnement naturel.

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-01-20 2:00]

Hello Joel,

You're capturing well this landscape by a good conposition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the pastoral landscape with rich greenery and mountain slope. It's a peaceful place and looks like a place suitable for cultivation. And, the church draws out a special efect in this image.

Kind regards,

Hello Joël,
Your point of view shows the church to be quite isolated, I wonder if that is actually the case. Anyway, I like the point of view with the natural landscape making a superb backdrop for the old stones of the church. A lovely range of tones captured under a sympathetic light. Very good clarity. Bon dimanche.

Bonjour Joel,

Je m'imagine , marchant dans la campagne française en arrivant devant un aussi beau paysage avec une aussi belle église qui semble seule au monde. Une impression de paix et de tranquillité.



Salut Joël!
C'est un endroit très agréable!
C'est une photo vraiment attrayante qui nous invite à des moments de la paix!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs, le pdv choisi et la compo m'ont plu beaucoup!
Merci du partage,

Dobro vece.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o gradu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na Crkvu i planinu ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Lepa priroda, i Crkva.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
Sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Very interesting and good article on the town with a given data ...
A nice view of the church and the mountain ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Good work with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
Beautiful nature, and the Church.
Good evening and peaceful night.
All the best.

Hi Joel,
fantastic capture of nature and old architecture with magnificent light, colors, perfect sharpness, POV and beautiful blue sky. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2013-01-20 23:28]

Bonjour Joel,
nice view of old church. Unusual alone place between the forest and hills. Good 3 shots and presentation. An interesting note. Photos are well done.
Have a nice day.

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2013-01-27 5:25]

oh cher ami quel tres beau paysage avec cette petitte eglise dans la champagne tres verte
toi mage de la champage de midi sont vraiment tres interessants

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