Causse Noir

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Difficult though it is to imagine today, this plateau was once covered by a dense forest of pine trees, hence its name (the black plateau). Although not the largest of the Grands Causses plateaux, it is striking on account of the impressive surrounding landscape - the Jonte Gorges and Dourbie Valley - and the unequalled beauty of the scenery of rock formations, notably the extraordinary chaos of Montpellier-le-Vieux. The ridge is ideal for walking and the underground is rife with caverns of all kinds, such as the Dargilan grotto.

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Penitents Tower
Penitents Tower
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La Calquière Wash House
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Place du Griffon
Place du Griffon
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Mende Cathedral
Mende Cathedral
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Virgin of Panets
Virgin of Panets
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Notre Dame Bridge Notre Dame Bridge
Notre Dame Bridge
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