The many dry stone structures to be seen on the route between Crau and the Alps, created by pastoralists and shepherds and once used for stone removal and storage, helping men, tools and beasts on their way and providing them with shelter, and enclosing and channelling water, constitute a sizeable heritage. Huts and storehouses, bories, wells, sheepfolds, enclosures, fountains, livestock pens and farmsteads. This fascinating rural architecture is showcased all along the La Routo trail.
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