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Millau

(mēyō`), town (1990 pop. 22,458), Aveyron dept., S France, on the Tarn River. The center of the French glove industry, the town also has tanning and dyeing industries. Near Millau the Tarn is crossed by the world's tallest (1,125 ft/343 m high), and one of the highest, road bridges, the cable-stayed, multispan, steel Millau Viaduct (8,071 ft/2,460 m long), designed by Lord Norman FosterFoster, Norman Robert, Baron Foster of Thames Bank,
1935–, British architect, b. Manchester, grad. Manchester Univ. school of architecture (1961), Yale school of architecture (M.A., 1962).
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 and completed in 2004. At the nearby village of Roquefort, the famous cheese is manufactured from sheep's milk. Millau was a HuguenotHuguenots
, French Protestants, followers of John Calvin. The term is derived from the German Eidgenossen, meaning sworn companions or confederates. Origins

Prior to Calvin's publication in 1536 of his Institutes of the Christian Religion,
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 stronghold in the 16th cent. Points of interest include Gallo-Roman ruins, a 16th-century church, and a belfry (partly from the 11th cent.).
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Major organization : COM DE COMMUNES DE MILLAU GDS CAUSSES.
The Restaurant was also awarded 18 Gault Millau points in 2012, when Nader was named 'Most Improved Chef of the Year'.
Bell begins by learning more about the world's tallest bridge, the Millau Viaduct, which rises 343m over the river Tarn in southern France.
Here France's Millau viaduct at 343 meters tall is the highest.
Several of the world's highest bridges are in China, although the world's tallest bridge - measured in terms of the height of its own structure, rather than the distance to the ground - remains the Millau viaduct in France at 343m tall.
Mais la structure la plus elevee reste celle du viaduc de Millau, dans le sud de la France, dont les piliers grimpent jusqu'a 343 metres.
Robuchon was dubbed "Chef of the Century" by the guide Gault Millau in 1989, and won the Meilleur Ouvrier de France in cuisine in 1976.
The announcement makes the Four Seasons Hotel George V the only hotel in Paris to receive both three Michelin stars and the Gault Millau 19 points/5 toques simultaneously.
He was named Chef of the Year in 2013 by the Gault & Millau guide, which holds a second ranking after the Michelin guide among gourmets.
Barely six months after opening, Mauro was awarded "Revelation of the Year" by the influential Gault et Millau restaurant guide.
Of course, there's an instructor strapped in with each of them, which allays my fears somewhat, and within a minute they are little specks on the horizon, circling high above the town of Millau, a hotspot for paragliding in the Aveyron region of the Midi-Pyrenees in southern France.
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