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Coat of arms of Nages
Nages (France)
region Occitania
Department Camouflage
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Les Hautes Terres d'Oc
Community association Monts de Lacaune and Montagne du Haut Languedoc
Coordinates 43 ° 41 ′  N , 2 ° 47 ′  E Coordinates: 43 ° 41 ′  N , 2 ° 47 ′  E
height 700-1,181 m
surface 47.11 km 2
Residents 333 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 7 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 81320
INSEE code

Menhir of Tribi in Nages

Nages is a French commune with 333 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Tarn department in the Occitanie region .


Lake of Laouzas

Nages is located in southern France in the Massif Central in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park in the northeast corner of the Tarn department, 89 kilometers west of Montpellier and 44 kilometers northeast of Castres . Lake Laouzas is located on the D62 in the south of the mountain village . The 323 hectare lake was created in 1966 by a 50 meter high dam. The Vèbre flows through the lake and the municipality. Neighboring municipalities of Nages are Lacaune in the northwest, Moulin-Mage in the north, Fraisse-sur-Agout in the southeast and La Salvetat-sur-Agout in the southwest. The municipality covers 4711 hectares, the mean height is 941 meters above sea ​​level , the Mairie stands at an altitude of 820 meters. The community consists of several hamlets.

Nages is assigned to a climate zone of type Cfb (according to Köppen and Geiger ): warm, moderate rainy climate (C), fully humid (f), warmest month below 22 ° C, at least four months above 10 ° C (b). There is a maritime climate with a moderate summer.

coat of arms

Description : Three closely placed silver spindles float in black .

Culture and sights

The Gothic church of Saint-Victor dates from the 16th century. It contains a bell from 1684 that has been classified as a Monument historique since 1943 . On the bell there are depictions of the Virgin with the Child and a cross. The church is decorated with frescoes. There are a total of four Roman Catholic parishes and parish churches in Nages. The church of Saint-Victor in the center, Notre-Dame in the hamlet of Villelongues, Notre-Dame in the hamlet of Condomines and Saint-Pierre in the hamlet of Tastavy.

Round tower of the castle of Nages

The castle of the Comtes de Thézan was besieged by Protestant troops in 1586 during the Huguenot Wars . Today it houses a hotel with a restaurant, exhibition rooms and administrative rooms.

In the vicinity of Nages there are several menhirs that date from the Bronze Age .

There is an archaeological museum in the hamlet of Rieumontagné .

Economy and Infrastructure

In the hamlet of Rieumontagné, recreational facilities have been created on the lake, and the lake itself offers water sports. Nages is, together with Murat-sur-Vèbre, station verte de vacances (green holiday resort). Station verte is a name given to vacation spots that have fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, offer year-round leisure activities, have a tourist office, have at least 200 guest beds, have sufficient shopping opportunities in the village and are close to nature.

In the municipality there are controlled designations of origin (AOC) for Roquefort (cheese) and protected geographical indications (IGP) for domestic ducks for foie gras (Canard à foie gras du Sud-Ouest) , ham (Jambon de Bayonne) and wines of the name (Comté Tolosan ) .

Web links

Commons : Nages  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Calme Repos Espace. (No longer available online.) In: Lac du Laouzas. Archived from the original on August 14, 2011 ; Retrieved September 29, 2012 (French). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. bassin Tarn - Agout. In: Retrieved September 29, 2012 (French).
  3. a b Le village de Nages. In: Retrieved September 29, 2012 (French).
  4. Entry No. 81193 in the Base Palissy of the French Ministry of Culture (French)
  5. ^ Nages: église Saint-Victor. (No longer available online.) Diocèse d'Albi, formerly in the original ; Retrieved September 29, 2012 (French).  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  6. ^ Bienvenue sur le site du Presbytère de Tastavy. Conservatoire de Tastavy, accessed September 29, 2012 (French).
  7. Nages, tourisme vert et pause nature (French)
  8. Official website of the Stations vertes  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (French) Retrieved October 25, 2009@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /