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The Cévennes are a range of mountains in south-central France, covering parts of the départements of Gard, Lozère, Ardèche, and Haute-Loire.

The word Cévennes comes from the Gaulish Cebenna, which was latinized by Julius Caesar to Cevenna.

The Cévennes are a part of the Massif Central. They run from southwest to northeast, with the highest point being the Mont Lozère (1699 m). Another notable peak is the Mont Aigoual (1230 m). The Gardon, Hérault and Dourbie rivers source in the Cévennes.

The region hosts a national park, the Parc National des Cévennes, which was created in 1970.

In French, the adjective derived from "Cévennes" is Cévenol (fem. Cévenole), as in d'Indy's Symphonie Cévenole (known in English as his "Symphony on a French Mountain Air"). The mountain range also gives its name to a meteorological effect when cold air from the Atlantic coast meets warm air from the Mediterranean and causes heavy downpours, often leading to floods. These are called episodes cévenoles.

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