Montouliers, Tuscany in the Minervois, Languedoc

montouliers, herault, languedoc, april, south france

A misty damp day - the sky white overcast - Montouliers seated in vines - Languedoc.

The name Montouliers is derived from an olive grove on a hill (Mont)(Olerio).

A spring in the hillside was dug out by Roman Legionnaires, hence it is called the Roman Fountain.

Roman roads are found here. In later years the Visigoths and then the Arabs tried to make it their home.

The church of St Baudille dates from the 14th century.

In present day popular culture the TV soap "Plus belle la vie" actor Michel Cordes (his role is Roland Marci) was born in Montouliers

19.30 pm April 2 2011

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