Cevennes

De Cevennen Hoogste top: Mont Lozere Hoogte: 1702m Onderdeel van: Centraal massief Vlakbij de:  MAS BLANC

The Cevennes
Highest peak: Mont Lozere
hight 1702m
Part of: Centraal massief
Close by: MAS BLANC

It is in this wonderfull Region that the MAS BLANC is situated. You will certainly enjoy the hills, the mountains and rivers that are close to the old Monastry Le Mas Blanc.
The Cevennes are a range of mountains in south-central France, covering parts of the départements of Ardèche,Gard, Hérault and Lozère.
he word Cévennes comes from the Gaulish Cebenna, which was Latinized by Julius Caesar to Cevenna.

The average population density is 14/km².

The Cévennes are a part of the Massif Central. They run from southwest (Montagne Noire) to northeast (Monts du Vivarais), with the highest point being the Mont Lozère (1702m). Another notable peak is the Mont Aigoual (1567m). The Loire and Allier flowing towards the Atlantic ocean, the Ardèche and tributary Chassezac, Cèze, the different Gardons to the Rhône,Vidourle, Hérault and Dourbie rivers to the sea source in the Cévennes. The region hosts Cévennes National Park, created in 1970 and the Parc Naturel Régional des Monts d’Ardèche. Two canyons are near the region: the Gorges de la Jonte (the Jonte River gorge) and the Gorges du Tarn (the Tarn River gorge).

The region is known for its large community of Protestants, or Huguenots. During the reign of Louis XIV, much of the Huguenot population fled France, particularly following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, but the community in the Cévennes largely remained in place, protected from attack by the hilly terrain. In 1702, this population, dubbed the Camisards, rose up against the monarchy. The two sides agreed to peace in 1715.
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