The Black Mountains

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The Montagne Noire is a mountain range located in the south of France, in the Occitanie region. It is part of the Massif Central, which is one of the main mountain ranges in the country. The Black Mountain extends over an area of approximately 2,000 square kilometers and peaks at approximately 1,211 meters above sea level at Pic de Nore, its highest point.

This region is renowned for its natural beauty, with diverse landscapes including dense forests, lush green valleys, rivers and lakes. The mountains get their name from the abundance of dark, dense forests that cover them, giving the appearance of a "black mountain" when viewed from a distance.

The Montagne Noire is home to a rich flora and fauna, with a wide variety of plant and animal species, some of which are endemic to this region. It's also a popular spot for hikers, cyclists and nature lovers, who come here to enjoy the hiking trails and stunning vistas.