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Massif Central - Administration, Mountains include, Plateaus include

dore super monts rocks

Area of ancient rocks in SEC France, occupying about a sixth of the country; generally over 300 m/1000 ft; highest peak, Puy de Sancy in the Monts Dore (1885 m/6184 ft); massive limestone beds with gorges, crags, and caves, as well as volcanic rocks such as the Monts Dômes; source of Loire, Allier, Cher, and Creuse Rivers; farming, several industrial centres, tourism; winter sports at Le Mont-Dore, Super-Besse, Super-Lioran; Millau viaduct over the Tarn valley, completing a new motorway link between Paris and the Mediterranean, opened 2004.

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