Mont Lozère offers stunning scenery and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Situated between the high valleys of the rivers Tarn and Lot, Mont Lozère is known as the roof of the Cévennes and Lozère. The Finiels summit (1700m) is the highest point in this area.
The large variety of rock types creates a wide diversity of landscapes.
- High peaks with possible views of the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea
- Deep wooded valleys of oak and chestnut
- Gentle and steep slopes cut by rocky outcrops, beech and conifer forests
- Bare plateaus dotted with menhirs and Maltese crosses.
There are larger villages in the valleys and smaller hamlets scattered on the hillsides. Some of these hamlets have been abandoned for nearly a century and have now been restored in the traditional way with buildings in both granite and limstone. They evoke the local history : the presence of the Maltese horsemen returning from the Crusade ; the rebellious Huguenots ; the Camisards who fought to preserve their faith after the removal of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV.
Remarkable flora and fauna can be found in these wild areas which are protected by the Cevennes National Park.
Mountain farming can be seen everywhere and is essentially based on cattle rearing. Transhumance is still practised in the area with flocks of sheep being herded in the summer on the ancient paths.
Not far from Lozere there is also lots to do and see in the Auvergne, Ardeche and Aveyron.
- . The Volcans D’Auvergne Park
- . The « Laguiole » knife makers
- . Local produce – bleu des causses, roquefort and tomes cheeses and aligot (melted cheese and potato dish from the Aubrac)
- There are also plenty of outdoor activities :
- . free flying (paragliding, hot air ballooning ….)
- . rock climbing
- . Via Ferrata
- . Canoeing
- . Hiking
- . Mountain Biking
Discover different walks in our area : from an easy family stroll to the complete Stevenson trail.