October 06, 2014

Henri Galtier, Village occitan de Camarière/Occitan village Camarière

this picture and the next one  
from the touristic website Découverte34

Lunas is a small community of some 650 inhabitants located in the Hérault area in southern France.

One of its inhabitants, visual artist Henri Galtier, about whom no biographical data are available, has embellished part of a terraced hill at the outskirts of the village with a miniature village. 

This creative ensemble has some forty items which depict the school, the town hall,  the bar, the butcher, the barber, indeed, all shops and other buildings that used to be present in a small french village, and then the site also displays a variety of personalities that characterize village life, such as people playing pétanque, a shepherdess, a chimney sweeper, a woman hanging laundry, and so on......

picture from the weblog l'Herault insolite

This miniature village is not open for visits by the public. It has been constructed in such a way that it can be seen from the street (chemin de Nize, actually).

still from a video by Serflac

Although the people who populate the village are life size, best bring binoculars to get a good impression.

view from the road to Nize, at the height of nr 9

Documentation, more pictures
* Website Amis de Lunas, with detailed pictures of all items of the miniature village
* Website l'Hérault insolite (march 2011)
* Fragment on the South France video by Serflac (YouTube, 13.12-14.24, cannot be embedded here)

Henri Galtier
Village occitan de Camarière
Lunas, dept Hérault, region Occitanie, France
no visits, can be seen from the chemin de Nize

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