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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #1
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Peyrehorade-Arthous (SW France) : part II

Part I

Let's visit Peyrehorade (from Latin Petra Forata : Cracked Stone), capital of the viscounty of Orthe.

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Sablot :
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A supermarket emulating Basque houses :
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Let's ascend the town :
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Lembarry Street :
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The Church Square :
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There used to be a synagogue as Peyrehorade was home to numerous Jewish families (I did not find any of the 3 cemeteries).
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/vi...ch=peyrehorade


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Montréal Castle :
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Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine (when will we revert back to more authentic names ?):
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Along the train line :
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Lembarry again :
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Up the town, there are ruins of a medieval castle -Aspremont - but I realized it was not accessible.


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From the left bank :
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Full pic :
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Let's head to Hastingues :
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Hastingues :
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In the distance is the Arthous abbey :
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Pics from august 2007 :
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Old July 19th, 2008, 12:55 AM   #2
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Hastingues (built by John Hastings seneschal of Gascony hence the name) :

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