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Coordinates: 44°10′46″N 3°25′49″E / 44.17944°N 3.43028°E / 44.17944; 3.43028

Commune of Meyrueis
Meyrueis-Vue du pont.jpg

Meyrueis is located in France
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Lozère
Arrondissement Florac
Canton Meyrueis
Intercommunality Vallée de la Jonte
Mayor Denis Bertrand
Elevation 611–1,562 m (2,000–5,120 ft)
(avg. 706 m/2,320 ft)
Land area1 104.68 km2 (40.42 sq mi)
Population2 851  (1999)
 - Density 8 /km2 (21 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 48096/ 48150
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Meyrueis is a commune in the Lozère département in southern France.


It was the birthplace of Guilhem Ademar, and it is the scene of the sprint finish of an imaginary 1977 cycle race, La Tour de Mont Aigoual, which is the subject of the novel 'The Rider' (De Renner) by the Dutch author Tim Krabbé. This novel is widely regarded as one of the finest pieces of writing about cycling and cycle racing.

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