Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Montvalent ...

... Saint-Christophe church  (12th or 13th century) ...
... probably much-frequented by pilgrims en route
to Rocamadour arriving through the port of the village ...
source: patrimoines.midipyrenees.fr
  
... medieval lanes ...
  
... and medieval houses ...
     
... view on Pech d'Aussel (257 m.) and Dordogne Valley ...
  
 ... view on St Christophe church and 'la Tour Carrée'/
the Square Tower, an ancient Romanesque style watchtower,

overlooking the Dordogne river...
fr.wikipedia.org
  
... view on the Dordogne Valley, Port de Creysse village and
'Rocs de Monges' (239 m) from Merquey-Haut viewpoint...
  
... Merquey-Haut stone cross ...
   
 
  Montvalent ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... Lot Department -
Midi-Pyrénées region,
  historic province of France: Quercy
in south-western France ...

... along the banks of the Dordogne, the vicomte de Turenne
built a castrum (a fortified village grouped around its castle),
named Montvalent on a promontory overlooking the River ...
source: patrimoines.midipyrenees.fr

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