The Lot valley
The Lot river valley separates the high plateaus of Margeride and the Aubrac. This valley crosses the region from east to west, from La Canourgue to the mountain at Goulet (Mont Lozère), the site of the river's source. This fertile valley abounds in Medieval castles fortresses and churches. The high valley of the Lot is an area which rich in cultural heritage. In order to highlight this heritage, all the villages and towns in the area have set up a PAH (which stands for ”Pays d’Art et d’Histoire”: Country of Art and History). Mende, the administrative centre for Lozère, is crossed by the river Lot.