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Balazuc depuis le Château.
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À l'âge du Bronze final, vers 750 av. J.-C., le gué sous le village était utilisé. Les Gaulois, dont on n’a aucune trace, lui ont donné son nom : Baladunum. Les Gallo-romains cultivent la plaine des Salles où passe la grande voie romaine entre le Rhône et Nimes. Il y fut découvert un sarcophage paléochrétien dont les hauts reliefs figurent des scènes bibliques (un fac similé est exposé sous la mairie). Du Moyen Âge le village possède une église des XIe et XIIIe siècles et un château des XIe et XIIIe siècles), dans une enceinte datant elle du XIIe siècle, qui s’agrandit au XIIIe siècle avec un donjon carré. Remparts, donjon, maisons nobles et forte sont bien conservés.


Le village subit ensuite les évolutions des maisons durant des siècles mais garde son originalité et son caractère de village médiéval avec ses ruelles, ses « callades ».

Pons de Balazuc, un des premiers seigneurs connu, a fait la première croisade et fut tué juste avant la prise de Jérusalem en 1099, au siège du château d'Archos près de Tripoli (Liban actuel).

Origine:  http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balazuc#Situation

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Copyright: Michel M A L H E R B E.
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Taken: 23/06/2012
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Updated: 16/07/2012
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