Ruins and Rosemary

Hidden among the limestone hills just a mile or two (or kilometers I guess I should say) outside of Maussane, lie the remains of a medieval castle: ‘Le Tours de Castillon’ (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=tours+de+castillon,+paradou&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=44.25371,105.117187&vpsrc=0&radius=15000&z=14&iwloc=A  &  http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tours_de_Castillon). Apparently the settlement had been consistently inhabited since second century AD, but later abandoned in the 15th century when the residents moved to nearby Paradou. Considering the structure is at least 600 years old, it remains fairly well intact. The whole area is incensed with wild rosemary, which flourishes among the hills.

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