The department of Aveyron was creates in 1790 on the major part of the territory of the old province of Rouergue. Its first known inhabitants were the rutenes at the time Gallic, but the settlement is much older (first department of France for the number of dolmens: more than 1 000).


Aveyron is located in the south of the Massif Central. The culminating point of the department is the place says Cazalets, culminating has 1.463m, on the mounts of Aubrac. The department of Aveyron east cuts out in several natural areas like Large Causses or Rougiers.

The department of Aveyron east constitutes old rock plates of a large geological variety. The rivers Truyere, Batch, Aveyron and Tarn cut deep valleys there.

source: wikipedia.

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