Promenades autour d'un village

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Author: George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin)
Published: 1866
Language: French
Wordcount: 48,101 / 162 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 817
Added to site: 2005.07.30
mnybks.net#: 11165
Genre: Essays
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Au-dessus de ces collines s'étend un second amphithéâtre plus élevé. Ainsi de toutes parts le vent se brise au-dessus de la vallée, et de faibles souffles ne pénètrent au fond de la gorge que pour lui donner la fraîcheur nécessaire à la vie. Vingt sources courant dans les plis du rocher, ou surgissant dans les enclos herbus, entretiennent la beauté de la végétation environnante.

La population est de six à sept cents âmes. Les maisons se groupent autour de l'église, plantée sur le rocher central, et s'en vont en pente, par des ruelles étroites, jusque vers la lit d'un délicieux petit torrent dont, à peu de distance, les eaux se perdent encore plus bas dans la Creuse.

C'est un petit chef-d'oeuvre que l'église romano-byzantine. La commission des monuments historiques l'a fait réparer avec soin. Elle est parfaitement homogène de style a

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