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October 19, 2008
Nant 120168 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.022 3.301 498 m

The beautiful Christ of Nant, the beginning of the XVIIIe century.

One sight, Cross
Other sight, Face

It is the work of an anonymous artist sculptor, who seems to have had for model a condemned model one. Of a 2,30 m height, it is made out of wood of fir tree.

After being remained 200 years, drawn up in the middle of the village, protected by the painting which recovered it, it was restored by a local craftsman, then placed in church abbey Saint-Pierre XIIe century.

It is church of a founded Benedictine abbey with Xe century, it is the largest of Romanesque churches of the area.

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.

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.

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