Photographer's Note

October 17th, 2010
Le Clapier 120067 12540
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
43.831 3.172 639 m

The Bouviala chapel, Le Clapier. (3 images). CLICK to ENLARGE.

The chapel.
The cemetery.

It is the Chapel of the 12th century of an old priory, close to its cemetery always in service.

At the foot of cliffs of the plateau of Guilhaumard, on the edge of Causse of Larzac, close to the farmhouse Hugonenc.

LE CLAPIER is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Middi-Pyrénées area, populated of 85 Clapierois in 2007, distributed out of 19.6 km², that is to say 4.3 hab/km².

The village is located at 640 m of altitude in front of causse of the Larzac, whose edge is announced by large clear cliffs.
It is a place appreciated by the researchers of all Europe for the study of geology and the interest of marnes black with marine fossils.

The commune of Le Clapier is crossed by the ORB river, and is in the PARC NATUREL RÉGIONAL DES GRANDS CAUSSES.

_ The ORB, coastal river, takes its source at 828 meters of altitude, close to the site “Font d'Orb”, in limit of the communes of Cornus in Aveyron departement, and Romiguières in Hérault departement, in dolomitic limestones of "Causse du Larzac". It runs in the departement of Aveyron, then in the department of Hérault, and flows in the Mediterranean sea at Valras-Plage, after a course of 136 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 1580 km². Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 1.4 m³/s to a maximum flow of 1630 m³/s. Orb river description.

My images of Le Clapier.
My images of Orb valley and canyon.

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