Presentation on theme: "Aubrac Western edge of Lozere The Aubrac is a high wide plateau with a strong personality on the western edge of the Lozère. This basal region, brought."— Presentation transcript:
Aubrac Western edge of Lozere The Aubrac is a high wide plateau with a strong personality on the western edge of the Lozère. This basal region, brought from the late Tertiary era by volcanic eruptions, stretches out as far as the eye can see. Here and there on the green and grey undulating lands are set great time-worn blocks of rock like so many dolmens and. Lakes glitter and streams murmur. Rounded mounts of pasture, grass- and moorland are a reminder of the age-old herding tradition of the Aubrac. This land is famous for its lovely cattle, tomme cheese and the alight made from it, and for the annual transhumance in the month of May, a time of colorful festivals. Aubrac seems to be as the end of the world where the men knew to preserve heat and user- friendliness, by maintaining their ancestral know-how. The markets and the fairs are a window which make it possible to meet the farmers and the producers and to share true savours of the simple things.
Aubrac Western edge of Lozere The countryside is still flecked with old shepherd huts with hinged roofs, reminding us of the time when shepherds took refuge in tiny rooms to make and store their cheeses and shelter from the terrible west wind called the Burle. From Nasbinals to Saint German du Teil, the land is dotted with unobtrusive little villages and sturdy houses of volcanic stone.
Margeride North East of Lozere Margeride To the north-east of the department, bordering the Aubrac further west, the granite of the Margeride was sculpted during the Paleozoic era. Once a part of the county of Gévaudan, the Margeride has a rich and lively history. Patches of dense forest stand out in the vast areas of headlands and grasslands, at altitudes of between 1000 and 1500 meters.
Margeride : A land of granite plateaus, hills and forests The Margeride is a secret land of silence and murmurs. It is enlivened by paths and small roads as well as the numerous streams and rivers, such as the Truyère favored by fishermen. From season to season it dons a coat of heather or narcissi. The thriving environment is well-preserved and welcoming, whether you are just looking for a restful setting or a place to indulge in one of many nature activities. From Marvejols to Langogne, Malzieu to Châteauneuf-de-Randon, this part of the Lozère offers the serenity of its authentic, preserved countryside.
Cévennes - Mont-Lozère It is an ideal place to get away from it all, whether you prefer nature or culture. To the west, the Mont Lozère forms a granite barrier, sharply contrasting with its "bald" peaks and gentle terrain. The "mountain of springs", which culminates at an altitude of 1700 m, is ideal for magnificent walks on the numerous footpaths. In winter the Mont Lozère becomes a snowy wonderland Rebel beauty! Lying in the south of the Lozère, between Aigoual and Mont Lozère, the Cévennes are a strong contrast between harsh mountains and a mild Mediterranean climate.
GORGES DU TARN, GORGES DE LA JONTE, GRANDS CAUSSES - VALLÉE DU LOT FROM ITS SOURCE AT AN ALTITUDE OF 1600 METRES ON THE MONT LOZÈRE, THE TARN, SWOLLEN BY NUMEROUS TORRENTS ALONG ITS WAY, HAS CUT A DEEP SWATHE INTO THE LIMESTONE OF THE GRANDS CAUSSES, FORMING A CANYON BETWEEN THE MÉJEAN AND SAUVETERRE PLATEAUS. TARN RIVER AND JONTE GORGES, GRANDS CAUSSES, LOT VALLEY.
A LAND OF LIMESTONE The Jonte gorges have their source on the Mont- Aigoual, with 20 spectacular kilometres from Le Rozier to Meyrueis. At the top of the cliffs surrounding the gorges lie the Grands Causses. The Causse Méjean, at an altitude of 1000 m, is a vast plain of yellow grasses, fascinating as a desert. The undulating countryside is dotted with slate-roofed hamlets and shepherds' huts. The Causse du Sauveterre is a lusher limestone plateau, with fairly rough terrain in the south-west. Alongside it runs the Lot Valley, the most fertile part of the Lozère, crossing the département from East to West, from its source on Le Goulet (Mont Lozère) to La Canourgue. Historical remains, castles, fortresses and churches, line this twisting, smiling valley, whose terrain is both varied and peaceful.