2 points of interest
Gasbiel (old ford)This crossing was much used to go from L'Hôpital to the parish of Frutgères via the Commandery of the Order of Malta. The latter owned almost all the land; a large part was rented to tenant farmers who paid their rent in money and in kind.
FrutgèresThis village used to be the parish seat and developed long before Le-Pont-de-Montvert, a mere hamlet, turned into a small village of about 60 souls by 1631. In the 12th century, the important Commandery of the Knights of St-John of Jerusalem settled in the parish of Frutgères. This religious and military order later took the name of the Order of the Knights of Malta. The parish church was burned down by the Camisards (Protestant rebels), who were responsible for the assassination of the Frutgères parish priest, Reversat, in 1702, one day after the murder of the Abbot du Chaila in Le-Pont-de-Montvert. The church had been built after the unification of the parishes of Frutgères and Grizac. In the early 19th century, the municipality was densely populated (25 inhabitants/sq km). The large estates needed numerous labourers to harvest their hay, rye and buckwheat.
From “Mont-de-Montvert “, climb to “Quartier de la Barte”, then “La Barte” and “Prat del Lach”. From there, continue to “L’Avès”, “Lou Prat de la Rivière”, “Villeneuve”, “Pont de Planche”. Turn right to “Gasbiel” and “Bois de la Mouline” x2. Then make for “Felgerolles” via “Moulin de Felgerolles”. At “Felgerolles”, return to “Pont-de-Montvert” via “Le Merlet”, “Lou Mouly”, “Prat del Lach”, “La Barte”, “Quartier de la Barte”.
This hike is taken from the guidebook Mont Lozère - Pays des sources, published by the Pôle de pleine nature du Mont Lozère.
- Departure : Pont de Montvert-Sud-Mont-Lozère
- Arrival : Pont de Montvert-Sud-Mont-Lozère
- Towns crossed : Pont de Montvert - Sud Mont Lozère
Make sure your equipment is appropriate for the day’s weather conditions. Remember that the weather changes quickly in the mountains. Take enough water, wear sturdy shoes and put on a hat. Please close all gates and barriers behind you.
Tourism'house and national Parc at Florac
Place de l'ancienne gare, N106, 48400 Florac-trois-rivières
04 66 45 01 14
This office is part of the National Park's associated tourist-information network, whose mission is to provide information on, and raise awareness of, the sites and events as well as the rules that must be observed in the National Park's central zone.
On site: exhibitions, video projections, events and shop Open year-round
- Bus line 261 “Florac – Le Pont de Montvert – Mont Lozère”, every day in July and August
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