Nom de l'itinéraire The Causse Méjean circuit, GR de Pays
Throughout the climb, you will see abandoned former crop terraces. A few grapevines have persisted since local wine-growing came to an end. They bear witness to the fact that the slopes around these hamlets and villages were once cultivated and planted with fruit trees and vines. Terraces like these were the only way for the valley's inhabitants to have flat areas with deep soil suitable for growing.
Balcon du vertige (vertigo balcony)
Capluc and its terraces
"On the square in the hamlet of Rieisse, you'll be able to admire a communal oven. The gable of the house right next to it has gutters which lead into a former cistern inside. All the rainwater from the roof converged on this tank, inside the kitchen, via gutters that were made first of wood and later of zinc. The cistern has a depth of 2 to 5 m and a capacity of 10,000 to 30,000 litres. When the foundations of the sheepfold were dug, Roman pottery for keeping resin was found. Indeed, whenever pine trees were felled, the resin was extracted and sent to the coast, where it was used to caulk boats. (M.P Leroy-Delmer)
The White Lady of Anilhac
Le Buffre cross
The church of Hures
- The choir in the early and the nave in the late 12th century,
- the right-hand chapel in the 14th century,
- the left-hand chapel in the 18th century.
Each enlargement of the building corresponded to an increase in the Causse population. The nave has a beautiful window. To the right of the entrance is a funereal recess, which probably belonged to a local dignitary and in which were deposited a number of bones removed from the buried body.
1) Meyrueis - Hyelzas: 13.8 km
2) Hyelzas - Le Rozier:17.4 km
3) Le Rozier - Les Vignes: 11.5 km
4) Les Vignes - Mas St Chély: 15.5 km
5) Mas St Chély - Meyrueis: 5 ½ hrs / 21 km
As a variant, you can also pass through Rieïsses to reach La Viale.
All information on this itinerary in its totality can be found on the site monGR.fr of the French hikers’ federation, the Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre. Map ref. IGN 2640 OT
For various reasons, the waymarked path may differ from that shown in the topographic guidebook: please follow the waymarks on the trail. Make sure your equipment is appropriate for several days of hiking as well as 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. Bivouacking in the National Park’s central zone is regulated and, on some stretches, prohibited.
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
Ligne 215 Autocars Causse + 33 (0)6 65 61 24 16
Navette en été Millau-Le Rozier-Meyrueis Ligne 257 : https://fr.calameo.com
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