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Florac

Florac is the small capital of the Cévennes, located in the Tarn valley. Other two rivers flow into Florac: the Tarnon and the Mimente, both affluent of the Tarn. In the town centre, there is the magnificent resurgence of the Pêcher, which collects the underground waters of the Causse Méjean. The historical centre has two important monuments: the castle, which is the seat of the National park headquarters, and the monastery, which has a fine renaissance portal. Florac has ancient origins, probably Roman, but it developed from the Low Middle age epoch. It adhered to the Reform, to the point of razing to the ground the catholic church to build a protestant one on its ruins. Florac had been the scene of the religious wars. Its economy was based on silk production and on the transhumance ways passing through it.

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