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Lozère

(lôzĕr`), department (1990 pop. 72,700), S central France. MendeMende
, city (1990 pop. 12,667), capital of Lozère dept., S France, on the Lot River. Mende is a tourist resort. It was originally a small Gallo-Roman city that became an episcopal see in the 5th cent.
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Lozère

 

a department in southern France, in the Massif Central. Area, 5,200 sq km. Population, 71,000 (1972). Administrative center, Mende. Lozère is an agricultural, primarily livestock-raising, region; its food-processing, metalworking, textile, and sawmilling industries are not highly developed.

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As we drifted serenely through the gorge, with 1600ft cliffs towering on either side, the boatman kept up a happy banter in broken English about the state of the Euro, the Common Agricultural Policy and the imports and exports of Lozere over the last 50 years.
After a dip in the river and a fine lunch at the Manoir de Montesquiou, the Lozere experience was topped-off with a visit to the bison park at Sainte Eulalie, where an enormous shaggy male tried to charge our horse-drawn carriage and scared even the hardened driver.
Hotels in Lozere are often in converted chateaux, including the gorgeous Chateau de la Caze in the Tarn valley, where 350-year-old paintings cover the roof of one small, extremely spooky room.
i Lozere is surrounded by five airports, most of which have budget airline connections.
The yellow flowering broom has virtually taken over the Lozere as agricultural activity has declined and where there was once pasture or fields of rye, the broom scrub has taken over.
It is to the Lozere that British schoolchildren and students come, over one thousand two hundred every year, to study natural sciences at a field study centre near the hamlet of Finiels on the southern slopes of Mont Lozere.