The Bonheur valley
Its Latin name is Regulus regulus, the little king. In Celtic tradition, the smallest bird is the druid of the avian world. In first-century local Celtic languages, the same word was used for ‘druid’ and ‘goldcrest’.
Another reason for this royal title is that the goldcrest, when in love, raises the black-rimmed golden feathers on his head, like a little crown.
The Bonheur river
Start at the football pitch, "Camprieu - parking", head towards "Col de La Serreyrède" via "Le Cros", "Tabarde", "Bois de Camprieu", "Plan du Châtaignier" till you reach "Sous St Flour", then follow "Bonahuc", "La Baraque Vieille", "La Baraque Neuve", "Le Devois", "Pont du Bonheur", "L'Aubespi". Return to "Camprieu" via"Perte du Bonheur" and "Camprieu - Mairie".
This walk is taken from the guidebook Massif de l’Aigoual, published by the Communauté de communes Causses Aigoual Cévennes as part of the collection Espaces naturels gardois and the label Gard Pleine Nature.
Tourism & national parc'house
Col de la Serreyrède, 30570 Val d'Aigoual
04 67 82 64 67
The Maison de l'Aigoual houses the tourism office Mont Aigoual Causses Cévennes and the Maison du Parc national. This visitor centre provides information on and raises awareness of the Cévennes National Park, its sites and events as well as the rules that must be observed in the National Park's central zone.
On site: changing exhibitions, video projections, Festival Nature events and shop Open year-round
Access and parking
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