Things to see / to do in the Cévennes
The campsite Le Térondel is located in a beautiful natural setting close to the village of Camprieu. In the Cévennes National Park, this sunny plateau between pastures and magnificent forests is at an altitude of 1100m.
Causses & Cévennes listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011
An exceptional place to stay in the heart of the Cévennes National Park.
- Hiking : GR6, GR62, GR66
- Swimming in the river and the lake “ du Bonheur “
- Playground for children
- Ping-pong & boules field
In terms of gastronomy
Flavours discovering: sweet onions from the Cévennes. Pélardons, Chestnut cream, lamb, duck confit, foie gras, local jams etc...
Mont Aigoual (12 km)
The last inhabited mountain weather station in France! Come and discover its museum, its history, its panoramas, its permanent and temporary exhibitions, its summer activities.
Arboretum de l'Hort de Dieu, created to test the different essences and their adaptation to the environment. Guided visits (by ONF) or by yourself of the "Jardin de Dieu".
"Aigoual la Forêt retrouvée" a film by Marc KHANE from 2006, was shooted on the spot with the inhabitants of the massif. It tells about the incredible ecological and human epic, of foresters and the local population, for the reforestation of the bare massif at the end of the 19th century.
Sentier des arbres (on site)
Among the hundred species of trees on the path, some of them are particularly noteworthy.
The lords of the forest: Sequoia, greek firs, Caucasus firs...
The tree path, created by the Cévennes National Park and the ONF, overlooks the Bramabiau valley, which flows towards the Atlantic Ocean, a few kilometres from the Hérault, which is on the Mediterranean side.
2.5 km trail, marked by the ONF.
Time of the visit: 2 hours.
Bramabiau abyss (on site)
In the heart of the Aigoual massif, in the heart of the Cévennes National Park, the Rivière du Bonheur is born in the open air. In contact with the limestone, it will rush under the Causse de Camprieu to spurt out 800 meters further.
Randal Bisons ( 7km)
Bison breeding in the Cévennes, in the Gard: guided tours, shows, breeding and western evenings, Buffalo Bill show ...
The Grotte de Dargilan in Meyrueis in the south of Lozère are the first cave open to the public. Their impressive dimensions and the variety of its accentuated natural colours concretions are amazing!
This underground labyrinth discovered in 1888 by Edouard Alfred Martel and were first converted in 1890.
Millau Viaduct (40 min)
The Millau viaduct is the most spectacular link in La Méridienne: the A75 motorway, linking Clermont-Ferrand to Béziers and Narbonne, which is the least congested and the cheapest route between Paris and the Mediterranean..
It holds the world record for the tallest bridge, culminating at 343 metres (higher than the Eiffel tower), 2460 metres long, the Viaduct touches the bottom of the Tarn valley in only 9 places.
Montpellier le vieux
The Chaos of Montpellier-le-Vieux is a 120-hectare (297-acre) blockfield at the southern edge of the Causse Noir, above the Gorges de la Dourbie, north-east of Millau and its famous viaduct, in the commune of La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite in Aveyron.
The rocks are formed from dolomite.
Let your imagination run free...and give them mythological names ! Like everyone, you will take a picture under the a great stone arch.
Templar cities of Larzac
La Cavalerie, La Couvertoirade, Sainte-Eulalie de Cernon, Saint-Jean d'Alcas, le Viala du Pas Jaux...
Who doesn't know the famous Order of the Knights Templar? These soldier monks with long white coats decorated with red crosses who organized the Crusades.
They built the commandery of Saint-Eulalie, the headquarters, as well as fortified places at La Couvertoirade, Le Viala du Pas de Jaux and La Cavalerie. They organized this austere territory to make it one of the richest in southern France before being arrested by Philip Le Bel in 1312. ( Were they too rich? Too powerful? Were they blamed for not being able to protect the Tomb of Jesus?). After that, the Hospitallers replaced them and perpetuated the legacy until 1792 and the revolution.
Today, you can visit these great Templar cities by yourself or with a guide..
Gorges of the Tarn
The Gorges du Tarn is a canyon formed by the Tarn between the Causse Méjean and the Causse de Sauveterre, in southern France. The Tarn river begins on the Mont Lozère and flows through limestone to the deep gorges and canyons (entre 400 et 600 m) of the Gorges du Tarn between Quézac and Le Rozier over a 53 km length.
You will enjoy here many sporting activities as canyoning, rafting, kayaking...
The Roquefort Cellars
The Roquefort cellars are the places where Roquefort cheese matures. They are characterized by their age and the microclimate favourable to the development of bacteria and moulds that make to the identity of this cheese.