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THE DRY STONE HUTS OF CASSAGNES, PYRÉNEES-ORIENTALES

Photos by Philippe Hurtebize, text by Christian Lassure

French version

© Philippe Hurtebize
Square-plan hut at Saint-Martin (after restoration)

© Philippe Hurtebize
The same

© Philippe Hurtebize
Circular-plan hut at Saint-Martin

© Philippe Hurtebize
The same (with collapsed wall on the right)

© Philippe Hurtebize
Hut at Plane San Miquel (front view)

© Philippe Hurtebize
The same (rear view)

© Philippe Hurtebize
Hut at Roca Gilé amid vines

© Philippe Hurtebize
The same (front view)

The community of Cassagnes – part of an area of the Pyrénées-Orientales that goes under the name of « Le Fenouillèdes » – boasts a number of large dry stone huts which used to be called barraques (a Frenchified version of the Catalan word barracas) by the older generation but are now being called « capitelles », a word taken from neighbouring Languedoc.

For more information on these constructions and the village where they are found, do not fail to pay a visit on Cassagnes' website  ( http://www.cassagnes66.com). The site's webmaster is Philippe Hurtebize (who kindly provided us with the above photographs) (philippe.hurtebize[at]wanadoo.fr).


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© CERAV
April 30th, 2004

To be referenced as:

Philippe Hurtebize (photos), Christian Lassure (text)
The dry stone huts of Cassagnes, Pyrénées-Orientales
http://www.pierreseche.com/cabanes _de_cassagnes_english.htm
April 30th, 2004

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