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October 27th, 2009
Sainte-nimie 480146 48210
Lozre Languedoc-Roussillon
44.365 3.411 500 m

The Gorges du Tarn, Sainte-nimie. Tarn river canyon.

One sight.
Other sight. October 29th, 2009.

The Gorges du Tarn river extend from Quzac to le Rozier on 53 km. The Tarn river passes from quiet places in rapids between the rock faces which reach sometimes 500 m, cut in the layers of limestone which reach 650 m and up to 1,500 m per place.

The Tarn river, takes its source to approximately 1600 m of altitude, north of hamlet of the Hspital, not far from the peak Cassini, on the slopes of Mount-Lozre, the territory of the commune of le Pont-de-Montvert, and is thrown after 380 km of course in the Garonne close to Castelsarrasin.

A little geology of causses and the cvennes.

Sainte-Enimie is a french commune, located in the department of Lozre of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 509 Santrimiols in 1999, distributed out of 88 km, that is to say 6 hab./km.

At the bank of the Tarn river, and fountain of Burle, the village of Sainte-nimie is located between the two large causses Mjean and Sauveterre.

Sainte-nimie is one of the "Plus Beaux Villages of France", one of the more beautiful village of France.

The commune of Sainte-nimie gathers several quite as beautiful villages and hamlets the ones as the others, Like Castelbouc, Hauterives, Prades, Saint-Chly-of-Tarn, which are on banks of the Tarn river, whereas Boisset, Champerboux and Sauveterre, are on causse of Sauveterre.

According to the legend:
Enimie would have been the daugther of Clotaire II, (584-629), king of the Francs from 613 to 629, and dedicated its life with God. It contracted leprosy thus pushing back its suitors. With the advertisement of an angel, she cures herself by a bath taken in the Fountain of Burle. Its life of holiness, then will occur on the spot, where she died about 628.

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