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Meyrueis

Dargilan

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A plateau path through typical hamlets and a magnificent section with views onto the Jonte Gorge.

2 points of interest

  • History

    Three Bishops’ Stone

    At the crossroads of the D39 and D139 is a standing stone topped by a stone cross. Today the monument symbolises the exact spot where three departments meet: Aveyron, Gard and Lozère. At the times the cross was erected, it indicated the limits of the dioceses of Vabres in the Aveyron, Nîmes in the Gard and Mende in the Lozère. 
  • History

    Edouard-Alfred Martel

    The marvellous caves in this area were discovered thanks to the efforts of one man, Edouard-Alfred Martel. This caving pioneer notably discovered Dargilan Cave and the Abîme de Bramabiau in 1888, as well as Aven Armand cave in 1897. He fought to make them better known through articles and conferences. According to Jacques Fountes “Martel was a combination of tourist office and travel agency all by himself. It is not an exaggeration to say that Martel lifted Lozère out of anonymity.” He was convinced that tourism could create economic growth in the Grands Causses region.

Description

Take the road towards Dargilan for 500 m. 
1) At the water reservoir, leave the road and take a track just below it, on the left. The track runs past the farm of Les Brousses.
2) Ignore the left-hand track and continue straight ahead on the track that goes through pine plantations before coming out onto the D 47c road, the border between the Gard and Lozère departments.
3) Turn right onto the road and walk to the crossroads of the Croix des Trois Evêques (Three Bishops’ Cross).
4) At the crossroads, continue straight ahead on the D139 towards Dargilan.
5) In the hamlet of Dargilan, take the track on the right for 800 m. At the bottom of the slope, leave the track and take a path on the left that runs along the ledge of the Causse Noir until Sérigas. 
  • Departure : Sérigas (Causse Noir plateau)
  • Arrival : Sérigas (Causse Noir plateau)
  • Towns crossed : Meyrueis

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Altimetric profile


Recommandations

NB: On this walk, you will need to close several barriers behind you.
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. 

Information desks

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

Access and parking

From Meyrueis, drive onto the Causse Noir via the D 39 towards Sérigas

Parking :

Sérigas

Source

CC Gorges Causses Cévenneshttps://www.gorgescaussescevennes.fr/
Parc national des Cévenneshttp://www.cevennes-parcnational.fr/

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