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Aveyron Facts

- Surface area:
- Elevation:
  144 m (472 ft.) to
   1,463 m (4799 ft.)
- Land use:
  Farming, 59%
   Forest, 30%
- Population:
  roughly 280,000
- Population density:
  Aveyron 31/km2
   France: 112/km2
- The highest density of
   paved roads in all of
  66,600 kms!!


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Millau, an hour drive from Rodez, is world-reknown for its modern world wonder, the Millau viaduct. Above the Tarn valley, the Millau Viaduct, taller than the Eiffel tower, is almost 2.5 km long.


Millau is also surrounded by natural wonders. The Tarn and Dourbie Rivers gorges nearby, along with the regional natural park Parc Naturel Régional des Grandes Causses, and the Roquefort cheese caves.

But Millau is also a city of strong heritage. Millau, the "Gloves City", got its reputation throughout at least six centuries. Its glove makers being so skilled, became number one suppliers of Paris Haute-couture

According to the "Maison Causse" gloves maker since 1892;

"To make a pair of gloves, all comes from the skin.
For centuries, Millau acquired a reputation, being the tanning and glove manufacture"mecca". Tanners have held for centuries their trade secrets, 
on how to get like second skin gloves?


Being made out of lamb, peccary, stag, python, or ostrich, only the noble, supple, and thin skins will be rigorously selected, the goal is to have only the best but exceptional end product."

Causse gloves can be found close to Place Vendôme, in Paris, where only luxury boutiques sit.

Flower "made" of Millau Haute-Couture gloves