Massif Central love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A mountainous plateau of south-central France. It includes the Cévennes and the Auvergne Mountains, which rise to the plateau's highest point, 1,886 m (6,188 ft).

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  • proper noun An elevated area of south-central France.

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  • noun a mountainous plateau in southern France that covers almost one sixth of the country


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  • The 196km race from Rodez to Revel was a moderately hilly ride through the gorges and hills of the Massif Central.

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  • Indeed, attack after attack came on the back roads rising into the Massif Central until the elastic finally broke and 18 men went clear.

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  • The 210. 5km leg from Bourg-de-Péage to Mende began with a winding and rolling route through the narrow back roads of the Massif Central.

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  • "Rob Nypels -- Only Gaze a While Longer" is a landscape photography series of France's Massif Central by the Dutch visual artist Rob Nypels (born 1951).

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  • The Massif Central region of France is a sleepy little area.

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  • "So far, so good," Mr. Evans said just prior to the start today in downtown Brioude, a quaint town deep in the heart of the Massif Central.

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  • As the 737 swept through the blue skies of northern France, over the Massif Central, chasing the sun down to the south, Meredith listened to Debussy's Suite Bergamasque on her headphones and wrote until her arm ached, filling page after small, lined page with neat notes and sketches.


  • Recently, it has been tested as a barrier against soil loss, both there and on the slopes of the Massif Central.

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  • And climb a bit ... the centre of France was occupied by the Massif Central and it would be fairly inefficient to crash into it.

    Flying Finish

  • This is because, for some mysterious reason, for quite a long time the profession mostly attracted natives of the Massif Central.

    Maigret's Memoirs


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