Bourg les Beaumettes castral, French Heritage monument to Belgentier
* altitude: 240 m
* area: 2000 m2. At the foot of the steep, fragments of rubble or barely squared walls emerge from the scree, mostly parallel to the cliff, perpendicular one. In places, on benches between the steep and the edge of the plateau, remains of small buildings. In 1066, Peire Saliba, of the family of the Viscounts of Marseille, gave to the Abbey of Saint-Victor Belgentier share with the 'castelli vel town dudum vocata Balmetas' territory. Absent from the list of castra of the diocese established between 1232 and 1244, the castrum of les Beaumettes seems to have been deserted before this time or shortly after. There is more marked subsequently. The Cassini map named this place 'Balms Veire', i.e. the old balms. The early abandonment of the site of les Beaumettes was perhaps caused by the fragility of the cliff, which seems constantly plagued by erosion. This, combined with the recovery of the materials for the nearby village of Belgentier or for the construction of the terraces of culture, could eliminate a major part of the structures built, imagine housed under Rocky entablatures.
Source: Ministry of Culture, France
Bourg les Beaumettes castral, Cliff; altitude: 240 m; area: 2000 m2. At the foot of the steep, fragments of rubble or barely squared walls emerge from the scree, mostly parallel to the (...) Bourg les Beaumettes castral, French Heritage monument to Belgentier belgentier, var
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