Millau

Millau is a town in the Aveyron department. It is located at the confluence of the Tarn and Dourbie rivers.

In 2000, José Bové, a local anti-globalisation activist disassembled the Millau McDonalds as it was being built, in symbolic protest of the spread of fast food, Americanization, and the spread of 'Genetically Modified Organisms/crops' (GMO). The McDonalds was later rebuilt. He later received a Presidential pardon from then French President Jacques Chirac.

The town is best known for its sheepskin gloves, for which it led the French fashion industry for two centuries, and most recently for the Millau viaduct, the tallest cable-stayed road bridge in the world, which carries the A75 autoroute across the valley of the River Tarn near Millau.

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