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The Causses are a group of chalk plateaus (700-1,200 m) in the Massif Central. They are bordered to the nord-west by the Limousin and the Périgord uplands, and to the east by the Aubrac and the Cévennes. Large river gorges cut through the plateaus, such as the Tarn, Dourbie, Jonte, Lot and Aveyron. The Needles, part of the extensive Southern England Chalk Formation Chalk is a soft, white, porous form of limestone composed of the mineral calcium carbonate. ... In geology and earth science, a plateau (alternatively spelt in a false French spelling plâteau, the real spelling in French being plateau) is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat open country if the uplift was recent in geologic history. ... France, viewed from the NASA Shuttle Topography Radar Mission. ... Capital Limoges Area 16,942 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Denanot Population  - 2004 estimate  - 1999 census  - Density 710,939 42/km² Arrondissements 8 Cantons 106 Communes 747 Départements Corrèze Creuse Haute-Vienne Limousin is a former province of France and now a region of France, around the city... Périgord (   pronunciation?) is a former province of France, corresponding to the current Dordogne département, now forming the northern part of the Aquitaine région. ... In France at the south of the Massif Central, the Aubracs country is located between three departments: Cantal, Aveyron, Lozère and between three régions: Auvergne, Midi-Pyrénées, Languedoc-Roussillon. ... The Cévennes are a range of mountains in south-central France, covering parts of the départements of Gard, Lozère, Ardèche, and Haute-Loire. ... For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A river is a large natural waterway. ... Grand Canyon, Arizona A canyon, or gorge, is a valley walled by cliffs. ... The Tarn River (from the Latin tarnis meaning rapid or walled in) is a 375 kilometre (235 miles) long tributary river of the Garonne, and flows through the départements of Lozère (Languedoc-Roussillon région), Aveyron, and then the eponymous Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne départements, the... The Lot is a French river, which rises in the Cévennes, flowing west through Quercy, where it flows into the Garonne near Agen, a total distance of roughly 300 miles. ... Aveyron is a 250 km long river in southern France. ...


Arranged from the nord-west to the south-east, the following plateaus are found:

Many sites on the Causses are included in Natura 2000, notably the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses on the Larzac, Méjean, and Noir plateaus. Lot is: A French département, see Lot (département) A French river, a tributary of the Garonne, see Lot River A Belgian town, see Lot, Belgium A Biblical figure, the nephew of Abraham, see Lot (biblical) Something used to take part in a lottery A character in Arthurian Legend, see Lot... Lot is: A French département, see Lot (département) A French river, a tributary of the Garonne, see Lot River A Belgian town, see Lot, Belgium A Biblical figure, the nephew of Abraham, see Lot (biblical) Something used to take part in a lottery A character in Arthurian Legend, see Lot... Lot is: A French département, see Lot (département) A French river, a tributary of the Garonne, see Lot River A Belgian town, see Lot, Belgium A Biblical figure, the nephew of Abraham, see Lot (biblical) Something used to take part in a lottery A character in Arthurian Legend, see Lot... Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... Lozère is a département in southeast France near the Massif Central. ... Lozère is a département in southeast France near the Massif Central. ... Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... The Causse du Larzac is a limestone karst plateau in the south of the Massif Central, France. ... Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... NATURA 2000 is a project by the European Union and each of its member states to protect the environment. ...


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BLEU DES CAUSSES-FORMAGGIO.IT (215 words)
Produced in Rouergue, with two extensions: the Quercy causses (limestone plateaux) to the west and the Lozere causses and part of the Margeride granite massif to the east.
Then, under the name 'Bleu des Causse's obtained a designation of origin by a Millau court ruling in 1953 that was confirmed by the decret of 21/O5/1979.
Causses blue cheese is made by traditional methods: whole milk, generally used raw, is curdled at 3O°C; the curd is cut and stirred, then placed in moulds perforated with holes.
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