Photographer's Note

October 19, 2008
Nant 120168 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrnes
44.022 3.301 498 m

Hamlet les Moulinets, on right Bank of Dourbie.

One sight
Other sight, November 23, 2008

Curiously near this place, on left bank of Dourbie, was exploited of 1860 at the beginning of the XXe century, the most important local coal mine, with a production of 3000 tons per annum. Difficult exploitation of a fine layer of a coal very calorific which exists in Causse of Larzac and Causse Noir, made thereafter nonprofitable by the arrival of coals of the south of the Massif-Central, thanks to the railroad.

Nant is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrnes area, populated of 846 Nantais, distributed on 110 km, That is to say 8 hab./km.

Nant with its 110 km, is one of the most extended communes of France, extending on part of causse of Larzac and its buttresses, the valley of Durzon and part of the valley of Dourbie. Nant is located at the edge of the Templier Country and in edge of the Regional natural park of Large Causses.

The Large Causses are formations limestones of the Jurassic means and superior, a thickness of more than 500 meters, creating generating karstic systems of sources in the valleys.

Dourbie is a Cevennes river. It takes its source with the mount of Aulas, in Linguas, to 1300 m, the south of the mountain of Aigoual, in the department of Gard.
It also runs in the department of Aveyron and is thrown, after 920 m of unevenness and 72 km of course through throats and valleys between Black Causse and Causse of Larzac, in Millau in the Tarn with the bridge of Cureplat to 320 m, him even tributary of the Garonne.
Its irregular and seasonal course with known the minimal flow of 2,9 cubic meters a second, to reach up to 728 cubic meters a second maximum flow.
Dourbie is famous near the trout fishermen.

The Nant inheritance is important, with its abbey and its five other Romanesque churches disseminated on the territory of the commune, and other churches and chapel, market and bridge medieval.

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