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Sainte-Enimie, Gorges du Tarn
The Gorges du Tarn
Nature, mountains, bends… The approach to the Gorges du Tarn is worthy of its reputation as a road trips paradise. Between La Canourgue, Sainte-Enimie and Marvejols, lap up the wonderful sense of freedom that the nature of the Causses offers.
Set off to discover the rich gastronomy of the Cévennes, its outdoor activities and its cultural heritage. The open road awaits!
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Take the road from Marvejols to roam the Cevennes. After 22km of peaceful road, following the curves of nature, you will arrive at La Canourgue. A medieval city crossed by canals, the “Little Venice Lozerienne” is a gateway to the Aubrac Plateau and the Causse of Sauveterre. This is the entry point to numerous outdoor activities that allow you to explore the Gorges du Tarn through a bit of elbow grease rather than engine power: spend an afternoon canoeing in these sublime landscapes, or through a bit of hiking, scaling or Via Ferrata in the Gorges. The sporty and nature lovers will be in their element here!
Take the road from La Canourgue for a day full of discoveries. The road passes the Sabot de Malepeyre, an astoundingly shaped rock that, according to legend, represents the foot of Gargantua in the Urugne Valley.
The Point Sublime offers breathtaking views of the canyon which warrants a dismount and closer look. Stop off at Pas de Soucy, where a collapse of the cliffs has altered the flow of the Tarn, Cirque les Baumes, spiked with peak shaped rocks, and La Malène for lunch and the panorama of the Roc des Hourtous. On the Causse Méjean, Château de la Caze opens the doors of its gardens and traditional restaurant where you can savour Cévennes gastronomy before spending the night near Sainte-Enimie.
Don’t leave Sainte-Enimie without a having a look at this marvel, listed as one of the most Beautiful Villages of France. A medieval city that harmoniously combines cobblestone lanes, vaulted passages, limestone buildings and a favoured location in the hollow of the Gorges du Tarn, it’s an invitation to dream. After a walk around this picturesque village, make your engines roar once again along the 21km of road that leads to Chanac, a megalithic commune rich in dolmens. This charming town invites you to indulge in the local produce that includes chestnuts, pélardon, sweet onions and honey. You will arrive in Marvejols late afternoon.
Your stay ends here. However, if you have time to extend your stay then why not spend the night in Marvejols.
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