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Pastoral heritage

The diverse landscapes of the Grand Causses Regional Natural Park are notable for the creative nature of many different, small pastoral heritage buildings. The oldest constructions were modest affairs whose only ambition was to provide shelter for people, their livestock and trades. The jasses (corrals), the lavognes  (watering holes) and caselles (stone shelters for animals) are all part of a remarkable and typical regional architecture.

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La Grange aux Marnes. Fossil exhibition in a monastic grange outside the mediaeval fort at St Jean d’Alcas.
La Maison des Monts et Vallons du Rance for more on the story of Victor, the wild boy found in Aveyron. Also more on the standing stones. Saint-Sernin-sur-Rance.
La Maison des Dolmens proposes an exhibition on the life of prehistoric man. Buzeins, +33 (0)5 65 47 67 31

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