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October 8, 2007
Gatuzires 480069 48150
Lozere Languedoc-Roussillon
44.200 3.483 932 m

Autumn in Aigoual, Gatuzires

Valley of Jonte
Causse Mjean
National forest of Malacrme

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Seen from a place not far from the source of Jonte, on the commune of Gatuzires, at the foot of the Mount-Aigoual.

Gatuzires is a french commune, located in the department of Lozere and the Languedoc-Roussillon area. Of a surface of 30 km, it is populated of 55 gatuzirois, that is to say 2 hab/km.

Jonte takes its source in the mountain of the Mount-Aigoual. It separates the department from Lozere of that of Aveyron. It separates also the Mjean Causse from Black Causse. It is thrown in the Tarn in Rozier. The river disappears to adopt an underground course 3km downstream from Meyrueis, and reappears 7 km further with resurgence of the Twelve.

The Mjean Causse is one of Large Causses of the South of France, vast calcareous plate of 34 000 ha, whose altitude oscillates between 800 m and 1247 m with the Mount Cargo liner. It is surrounded by the deep valleys of Jonte, Tarnon, and the Tarn.

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