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The Causses

The Causse Méjean and Causse de Sauveterre are vast calcareous expanses, made grandiose by the simplicity of the landscape. They draw their strength from the piercing blue sky that extends as far as the eye can see, the precise lines of the land and the silent trickling of water devoured by the cracks in the soil.

Prairie fans and wind worshippers love this dry land, full of life despite its peeled appearance, and its unique architectural heritage.

Full of feathered and furry game and covered in flocks of sheep, these vast plateaux are the feeding grounds for the local vulture colony, whose territory extends over 190,000 hectares (475,000 acres)

The vegetation on the Causses gives the landscape a desert-like appearance. Icy in the winter and scorching in the summer, the winds which sweep across the Causses caress the long ears of feather grass.

Abandoned farms and terraced vineyards are slowly giving way to sessile oaks and other trees.