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November 23, 2008
Nant 120168 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.022 3.301 498 m

Cantobre, one of the most beautiful villages of France, is built on a rocky outcrop on edge of the Causse Noir, dominating the confluence of Dourbie river and Trévezel river.
The village in the beginning was protected by a castle and entirely surrounded by fortifications, which were demolished in 1677. They remains a strengthened door and sloping narrow lanes.

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The Church Saint-Etienne of XIle and XVIe centuries, dominates the splendid site of Cantobre.

Nant is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 846 Nantais, distributed on 110 km², That is to say 8 hab./km².

Nant with its 110 km², is one of the most extended communes of France, extending on part of causse of Larzac and its buttresses, the valley of Durzon and part of the valley of Dourbie. Nant is located at the edge of the Templier Country and in edge of the Regional natural park of Large Causses.

The Large Causses are formations limestones of the Jurassic means and superior, a thickness of more than 500 meters, creating generating karstic systems of sources in the valleys.

Dourbie is a Cevennes river. It takes its source with the mount of Aulas, in Linguas, to 1300 m, the south of the mountain of Aigoual, in the department of Gard.
It also runs in the department of Aveyron and is thrown, after 920 m of unevenness and 72 km of course through throats and valleys between Black Causse and Causse of Larzac, in Millau in the Tarn with the bridge of Cureplat to 320 m, him even tributary of 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 meters a second maximum flow.
Dourbie is famous near the trout fishermen.

The Nant inheritance is important, with its abbey and its five other Romanesque churches disseminated on the territory of the commune, and other churches and chapel, market and bridge medieval.

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