The streams walk
3 points of interest
Château of Le VillaretThis 16th-century château protects the hamlet of Le Villaret. Like all the land around, it belonged to the barons of Roquedols and was lived in by the youngest of the family. For several decades, it was the property of the writer and journalist Jean Lartéguy.
Fageole and Croix-de-Fer brooksThe Fageole is a tributary of the Croix-de-Fer. The latter flows into the Béthuzon at Le Villaret, which flows into the Jonte at Meyrueis, then the Tarn at Le Rozier and the Garonne at Moissac. These two brooks are at the head of the Atlantic drainage basin. They are home to (usually small) trout. Adult trout live in these environments that lack organic matter by feeding on the larvae of mayflies, whose larval stage is aquatic and lasts for several months.
White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus)You may have the opportunity of seeing a white-throated dipper here, a brown and white bird the size of a blackbird. It has a very particular hunting technique: it plunges suddenly, headfirst, using its wings to reach the riverbed. It prefers to move upriver. Its diet consists of small crustaceans, aquatic insects and leeches.
- Departure : Le Villaret (Meyrueis)
- Arrival : Le Villaret (Meyrueis)
- Towns crossed : Meyrueis
Tourism'house and national Parc at Florac
Place de l'ancienne gare, N106, 48400 Florac-trois-rivières
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
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