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the region of the Morvan belonged geologically to the Massif cent ral and is called also “La montagne noire” (black mountains). This name agitates from the close mixed woodlands and the large heath surfaces, which are coined/shaped by fern and broom mainly.
Since 1970 protect the park Naturel Régional you Morvan the thinly settled, to rare Flora and fauna rich region. Rotwild, Mufflon, pheasant, Rebhuhn, wood grouse, Dachs, fox, game cat, bus pool of broadcasting corporations and Habicht populate the forests and heath surfaces of the low mountain range.
The highest collection of the Morvan and concomitantly of Burgund is the 901 m high Mont skin foils.
Numerous rivers of the region rise in the Morvan, thus Yonne, Arroux and cousin. Therefore the Morvan is also an important drinking water reservoir. Several sources of mineral, like in pc. - Honore les Baines, and some artificial lakes, like the Lac de St. - Agnan, the Lac of the set clay/tone and the control work Barrage de Pannesière Chaumard refer to it. Both artificial lakes were put on originally for the water adjustment of the burgundischen channels, among other things the Canal de Bourgogne.
a thinly settled
region was always coined/shaped history and settlement of the Morvan and of poverty. The population lived the men on meager agriculture and worked as Holzfäller and Flösser on the numerous rivers of the region. The women earned their living costs as Ammen, to which the public welfare service “Les entrusted petits Paris”, Waisenkinder from Paris. In the Middle Ages the large abbeys of the region, like Cluny , so e.g. based Fontenay and Citeaux , Klausen and chapels in the Morvan, which were promoted soon to religious centers the region. the Abbaye De La Pierre Qui Vire, which is this very day managed.
important for the development of celtic history are the international excavations of Oppidum Bibracte on the Mont Beuvray (800 m) with Saint Léger sous Beuvray. Didactically in an end of the 90's created, celtic exhibits and newest results of the excavation process are represented to responding structurally and, museum. The archaeological excavations and the development of Oppidum Bibracte, those without the promotion of Mitterrand (the mayor von Château Chinon was) would have been only with difficulty possible, can be reconstructed on the Mont Beuvray actively. Center of the archaeologists is the village Glux EN Glenne. For archaeology students and groups of young people are possible for practical courses. The city Autun (the former Augustodunum) as Roman counterpart to Bibracte, twin city of Ingelheim in Rhinehesse, is an upper center with appropriate infrastructure.