B&B Gites d'etape
Sports in nature
Gorges du Tarn
Gorges de la Jonte
beautiful, wild nature
in harmony with fashioned landscapes
Mediterranean cultural agro-pastoralism
The Cevennes National Park proposes a Nature
Festival : guided walks with different themes, mainly in summer, but
also in autumn and spring you might enjoy flora, deers, mushrooms etc.
& Cevennes France, candidature
World Heritage :
28 juin 2011,
the world heritage Comity, reunited in Paris subscribed the Causses
and Cevennes, a Mediterranean agro-
pastoral Landscape on it's list. article
Hiking Holiday in the Cevennes National Park
S. Central Masif,
N.Languedoc Roussillon, South France
Cevennes - Gorges du Tarn
- Causses - Gorges de la Jonte
Mont Lozère - Mont Aigoual, Southern Central Massif -
National Park ;
a natural, calm and green region with splendid nature,
luxurious protected Flora & Fauna, very variated
silence, a hearty reception and true starry nights...
Have a nice walk to know the truth of the beauty of the Cevennes,
rocky valleys with chestnuts orchards and a landscape shaped
in terraces by men, with meditterranean climate.
Exceptional landscapes, interesting architecture
of the impressionating granitic mountains Mont Aigoual and
Crossing the highlands Causse Méjean,
Causse de Sauveterre and Causse noire, beautiful limestone highlands cutted out by the renown depths of
the Gorges du tarn and the Gorges de la Jonte, where you can
canoe, fish, hike, bike, dine properly or simply love unspoilt
Numerous very cute villages, sports in nature and a variated offer
to stay, to offer yourself a gastronomical trips and feel calm...
of the PNC
The Cevennes National Park created
ecomuseums, differing from classical museums like in Le Pont de Montvert
Lozère) to spread them out in the landscape like on the highlands and in the Cevennes valleys
to valorize interesting heritage elements at the spot, there were they are created
and did functionate - in their historical surrounding.
So there are several interesting hiking tracks in the
"Vallée Française" and surroundings to discover the Cevennes
Well indicated and explicated short walks with a brochure at the starting point to explain
the Cevennes culture.
Amazing flora, fauna, history, landscapes, architecture etc.
Discovery-paths of the ECO-museum of the schist Cevennes :
Landscape-path of Barre des Cévennes 3
discovery of the village (history, evolution, architecture, geology, religion)
and the surrounding landscapes
Under the shelter of the "Castelas" - a so-called
rockformation, Barre des Cévennes with it's lined up facades in an old urban model
makes remind its rich and very animated history.
The map realised after the land registry of 1826 will historically mark your visit
in these cute narrow streets.
The path will lead you from the fountains to the kitchen-gardens, from the temple to the
church, by the former famous market- and fairs- squares to surprise you at the end
with beatiful points of views to the Can noire and the
Footpath la Roquette ( 2,5
km) at Molezon
to discover a quarter of the high-Cevennes : architecture,
organisation of a hamlet, the terraces-system, the sweet chestnut
apiaries and the history of Protestantism.
From the D 983, Sainte Croix Vallée Française to Barre des Cévennes take the little
road at your right at the exit of Pont-Ravagers. Go on about 5 km to park your car
at the right side. Departure close to the mill in between Ste Croix Vallée Française and
Trabassac, take a guiding-brochure which is available at the start.
Footpath of the Canourgue tower: Vestige
of a XIIth century defence system, which fonctionated till the XVth
It was a signal-tower network connecting Anduze to Florac. The traject of 3 km (to
and fro, 1 hour) passing by a abandoned hamlet approaching differents
themes. You can park
your car on the departemental road from Ste Croix Vallée Française to Barre des
Cévennes, close to "château du Mazel". The guiding-brochure is available at
Then you'll climb up the terraces and the little footpath arrives in between two walls
under oaktrees. Finally you'll arrive at the slatestone buildings with behind the modest
cimetary with sepulchres only marked by two stones and a cipres symbolising the flame of
Gorges du Tarn :
The Cevennes offers besides
and culture also everything of what a
gourmand is dreaming of : pelardon
confitures, and very good pork-butchers
with fresh trouts...
For those who prefer to leave the cuisine to someone else there are very varied and
renown restaurants and guesttables (table d'hôte).
Ones tired of all this hiking,
admiring you can choose
out of a very divers offer off charming accomodations for dinner, supper
or stay overnight, according
to your taste..
in a calm, natural, beautiful and quiet scenery...
Is it NATURE where you looking for ?
National Park -
PNC, BP 15,
48400 Florac, France
tél 00 33 4 66 49 53 00
maps of communes region Cevennes National park
The Trabassac-brook valley, to discover the different aspects of this "mas cévenol" (farm consisting out of
a real hamlet) and its environment, you have to walk around to feel the
The path gows up in between rocks and chestnut-trees and then crosses the
brook. Like in the most cevenols hamlet you can admire the old apiary with beehives out of
a hollow chestnut-trunk with a big slatestone and the bread-oven
|Also at Molezon in the Vallée Française:
Magnanerie de la Roque:" le fil de la mémoire" (the memory-thread)
building constructed for silkworm (magnans) breeding.(Cevennes