Pont de Montvert - Sud Mont Lozère


Architecture and village
History and culture
Water and geology
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This loop around the upper Tarn valley on the foothills of Mont Lozère takes you through villages with typical architecture and small built heritage elements (mill, béal or irrigation channel, etc.).

2 points of interest

  • Water

    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.
  • Architecture


    This 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.


Signposts will guide you all along this route, as well as yellow painted waymarks. In the description below, the signposted place names and/or directions are given in bold italics between quotation marks:

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


Altimetric profile


It is impossible to cross the Tarn during flooding. 
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.
Is in the midst of the park
The national park is an unrestricted natural area but subjected to regulations which must be known by all visitors.

Information desks

Office de tourisme Des Cévennes au mont Lozère

le Quai, 48220 Le Pont de Montvert sud mont-Lozère 66 45 81 94

Tourism'house and national Parc at Florac

Place de l'ancienne gare, N106, 48400 Florac-trois-rivières

https://www.cevennes-gorges-du-tarn.cominfo@cevennes-parcnational.fr04 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

Find out more


Bus Stop: Abri-bus route de Finiels. 
  • Bus line 261 “Florac – Le Pont de Montvert – Mont Lozère”, every day in July and August

Access and parking

From Florac, take the D998 to Le Pont-de-Montvert via Bédouès – Corcurès.

Parking :

At the Protestant church (temple).


CC des Cévennes au Mont Lozère
Parc national des Cévennes
Pôle pleine nature Mont Lozère

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