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October 15, 2008
La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite 120204 12100
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.125 3.223 420 m

Village of Saint-Véran, in the canyon of Dourbie river, under the Causse Noir.

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The village of Saint-Véran of which architecture is typical of Causses, is dominated by the castle which belonged to the family of the Marquis Louis Joseph of MONTCALM, Lord of Saint-Véran born on February 28, 1712 with the castle of Candiac close to Nimes, and died in the combat on September 14, 1759 in front of town of Quebec in Canada.

The village dominates the church Notre-Dame des Treilles of Romanesque style of XIIe century.

Dourbie is a Cevennes river. It takes its source at 1300 m, in Linguas in the south of the solid mass of Aigoual, in the Gard district.
It also runs in the department of Aveyron and is thrown, after 920 m of unevenness and 96 km of course through throats and valleys between le Causse Noir and le Causse of Larzac, in Millau in the Tarn near the bridge of Cureplat at 320 m, itself flow from 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 mètres a second maximum flow.
Dourbie is famous near the trout fishermen.

La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrenees area, populated of 172 Margueritois, divided on 50 km², that is to say 3 hab./km².

The commune is made up of 3 villages: La Roque, in the valley of Dourbie river; Saint-Véran, cradle of the family of Montcalm, on the buttresses of Causse Noir and Pierrefiche on Causse of Larzac.

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