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Lozère, camping in a land of adventure

Parc National des Cévennes en Lozère
Parc National des Cévennes en Lozère


In the south of the Massif Central, Lozère is the dream destination for lovers of nature, tranquillity and hiking. It is also the least populated department in France, which says a lot about the tranquillity of this territory with its immense natural spaces such as the Cévennes, the Tarn gorges or the Causses which offer magnificent and unique landscapes, but also typical and preserved villages to discover on foot, by mountain bike or even on horseback. What to look forward to for your next camping holiday.

Campsites in Lozère

There are 102 campsites in Lozère to choose from during your holiday. The question of accommodation should therefore pose no problem in this department. The most difficult thing will be to choose. To help you, here is a selection of three campsites:

Camping Le Jardin des Cévennes *** in Meyrueis is situated 100 metres from the river and has a heated swimming pool and a waterslide. The campsite Le Pont de Braye *** in Chastanier is a small eco-responsible establishment with 35 pitches located near the Grand Lac de Naussac. Discover its atypical accommodation: Yurts and ecolodges. Huttopia Gorges du Tarn ** campsite is ideally situated for white water sports, rafting, kayaking and canyoning. You will also enjoy a heated swimming pool.

The treasures of the Cévennes National Park

The Gorges du Tarn, the Aven Armand and the Dargilan cave or the village of Sainte-Enimie are among the highlights of the Cevennes National Park. Here, it is a wild landscape of pastures, chestnut groves, heather, beech and fir trees that you can expect to discover during your magnificent hikes. You can also explore the Florac castle, where you will find all the information about the park and a museum on the same theme. Classified as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, punctuated by streams, torrents and rivers, enough to delight nature lovers.

It is in a chasm of more than 300,000 m2 that you are offered the spectacle of the Aven Armand. Discovered in 1897 and located in the Cévennes National Park, the cave is home to a real treasure: 400 stalagmites spread out in a huge underground room. Animated by coloured lights, you will attend a 3 dimensional show with Jules Verne in voice-over. An enchantment not to be missed.

A granitic massif bordered by limestone plateaus and schist rock, Mount Lozère culminates at an altitude of almost 1,700 metres. The summit of Finiels, with its three orientation tables, offers an exceptional viewpoint. A set of plateaus dotted with Maltese crosses, menhirs with the site of the Cham des Bondons, deep and wooded valleys and aerial ridges. In winter, Mont Lozère offers a wide range of activities, including skiing, sledging and dog sledding. The hamlet of L'Hôpital, Mas Camargues and Bellecoste offer three circuits to discover the local natural heritage. A place that will enchant hikers.

The largest cave in the Cevennes and Causses is located in Meyrueis, it is the cave of Dargilan. A listed site since 1941, it was discovered by chance, by a shepherd who was after a fox... here several rooms follow one another over a kilometre, with a great variety of stalagmites and stalactites in changing colours. The large petrified waterfall is amazing!

In the Aubrac regional nature park in the middle of the former province of Gévaudan, there is the Gévaudan Wolf Park. Originating from Poland, Canada, Mongolia or Siberia, 130 wolves are here in semi-liberty. Accompanied by a specialist, the visit allows you to observe the animals and discover this too often underestimated animal.


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