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St. Guilhem le Desert

Les gorges de l’Herault, on the road to St. Guilhem

Market day in the village square. The spectacular plane tree dates from 1855 and is 5 metres around; a plaque on its trunk says so.
The vista from the cloister of the little Romanesque church, which dates from the 9th century. Half of the cloister now forms part of the Cloisters in New York City, bought by an American sculptor who transported it stone by stone. There’s an indignant sign along the road: “Who sold the cloister to the Americans?” But since it was a hundred years ago, not much to do now.
Wisteria, in bloom on the staircase, in March.
Another hideous vista.



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