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October 27th, 2010
Calmels-et-le-Viala 120042 12400
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
43.945 2.750 351 m

Le Viala du Dourdou, Calmels-et-le-Viala

One view.
Other view.

The village of "Le Viala du Dourdou", of the municipality of "Calmels-et-le-Viala", overhangs the left bank of the DOURDOU of Camarès, in the Parc naturel régional des GRANDS CAUSSES.
The street leads to the church Saint-Jean Baptiste, whose bell dates 1660.

_ The DOURDOU, known as "Dourdou de Camarès", takes its source at 1050 meters of altitude, in the mounts of Carroux and Espinouze, in Castanet-le-Haut, in the department of Hérault, it passes in Aveyron, before throwing in the TARN, on its left bank, in Broquiès in the department of the Tarn, after a course of 87 km² and the crossing of a catchment area of 658 km². Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 1.5 m³/s to a maximum flow of 650 m³/s. The Dourdou de Camarès river description.

_The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km².
The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "Méjean" (330 km²), "Noir" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge", "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.

CALMELS-ET-LE-VIALA is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 243 Calvialais in 2006, distributed out of 23 km², that is to say 11 hab/km².

Calmels-et-Le-Viala is a commune of the south Aveyron.

Located on a headland, the village of Viala overhangs the territory of the commune crossed by Dourdou river.

My images of Calmels-et-le-Viala.
My images of Dourdou of Camarès valley.

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