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Belcastel - vue depuis le pont
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Village médieval aveyronnais et son chateau dont les fondations datent du 9ème siècle .

Copyright: Eric Belin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 16/10/2012
Uploaded: 16/10/2012
Updated: 21/07/2014
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Tags: village médiéval; aveyron; rouergue
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