Photographer's Note

March 25th, 2012
Lauroux 340132 34700
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.778 3.289 306 m

A stop in the Labeil hamlet, Lauroux

One view. On course of the hike.
Another view. On course of the hike.

In Hérault in the municipality of Lauroux, the baker's oven and the farm in the hamlet of Labeil, 17th 18th 19th centuries, on 1785 1798 1803.

_ A stopping place in The hamlet of Labeil which overlooks the CIRQUE OF LABEIL and the valley of the brook LAUROUNET valley, stemming from GROTTE de LABEIL, Labeil cave, during one hike, medium difficulty and long of practically 20 kilometers from the village of Lauroux before going up on the CAUSE du LARZAC having followed its cliffs, reminiscent THE LOST WORLD written in 1912 by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, 1859-1930.

The course in PHOTOS.

_ The LAUROUNET is a brook 7,7 km in length which takes its spring in the GROTTE of LABEIL in the cliffs of the CAUSSE du LARZAC, to flow in the LERGUE after the crossing a watershed of 153 km². Laurounet description.

_ The LERGUE is a river which rises to 704 meters on the CAUSSE du LARZAC, in the municipality of Les Rives near the hamlet of Les Sièges in the Lauroux municipality in the department of Herault, which she joined the plain after a high vertical drop. After running for 44.9 km and crossing a watershed of 428km², it flows into the river Hérault in Canet. The lergue description.

_ The CAUSSE of LARZAC is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km² 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.

LAUROUX is a french municipality, located in the department of the Hérault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 202 Lauroussiens in 2009, distributed out of 26.4 km², that is to say 7.6 hab./km².

The municipality Lauroux, located at foot of Causse du Larzac and crossed by the brook Laurounet, is close to the parc naturel régional des Grands Causses.

My images of Lauroux.
My images of the Lergue valley.

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