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March 16h, 2010
Mons ou Mons-la-Trivalle 340160 34390
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.572 2.955 240 m

The mill of Tarassac, Mons-la-Trivalle.

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The mill of Pradès of the 18th century, of the hamlet of Tarassac, on right Bank of RIVER ORB, and in front of the canyon of HÉRIC in the "MASSIF du CARROUX". The mill, was used for pressing of olives and to grind corn.

The suspension bridge of Tarassac of 1928, crosses the coastal Orb river, in front of canyon of Héric. The Héric river which descends in 4 kilometers, 800 m of unevenness in the MASSIF du CAROUX, leaned in north with the mountain of the espinouse.

_The "MASSIF du CARROUX", 2414 hectares, is a plateau of average altitude of 1000 m, culminating with 1091 m. Of alpine nature with his sharp-edged peaks and its precipice, it offers up to 3000 m of climbing, and many kilometers of superb paths.
The fast variations of altitude and the temperatures explain a very diversified flora, holm oaks, cane-apple bushes, willows, poplars, châtaigners, ashes, beeches, brooms, heathers, ferns, coniferous tree, foams, lichens.
Fauna is very varied, of the squirrel to wild boar while passing by the roe-deer, the trouts, 247 species of birds. One can see moving the golden eagle and the fawn-coloured vultures. Moreover, the solid mass of Caroux with more than 1000 individuals, counts the most important population of France, moufflons of Corsica.

_HÉRIC CANYON, "Les Gorges d'Héric".
A spellbinding and poetic course led to the hamlet of Héric to 514 m of altitude, after having crosses Héric brook by the footbridge “des soupirs","of the sighs”, and walked on the "Sentier des Gardes", “Path of the Guards”, to the "gouffre du Cerisier", “pit of the Cherry tree”, then traversed a sloping path.

_ORB RIVER is a French coastal river of 150 km. After having taken its source to 884 m, in the mounts of Escandorgue, with the Bouvial mount in Aveyron, it runs in the department of Herault to throw 15 km after Béziers, in the Mediterranean at the seaside resort of Valras-Plage.

MONS ou MONS-LA-TRIVALLE is a french commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 507 Monstrivalois in 1999, distributed out of 22 km², that is to say 23 hab./km².

"Mons" means mount, and "Trivalle" means 3 valleys, mount with the three valleys. The commune, made up of the two localities close to Mons and Trivalle, is located in the middle of the REGIONAL NATURAL PARK OF HIGH LANGUEDOC, in the middle of the valleys of Héric, Jaur and Orb rivers.
The commune is strewn with 11 hamlets: Ornac, Les Pradals, La Voulte, Tarassac, La Coste, Fenouillèdes, Courbou, le verdier haut et le verdier bas, Bardou, les Jasses.

The richness of the natural environment of Mons, its tops, its canyons and rivers, its vineyards, is supplemented by an inheritance of 12th and 13th centuries in chapel, mill and houses.

_ Created in 1973, the REGIONAL NATURAL PARK OF HIGH LANGUEDOC, Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Languedoc, is located on average mountain, including 92 communes of the departments of Herault and of the Tarn, that is to say 82000 inhabitants out of 260.000 hectares.
Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Languedoc

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