The Gorges du Tarn, a spectacular natural spectacle, are the highlight of any stay in south-western France. Its crystal-clear waters and the verticality and beauty of its cliffs first shaped the Lozère landscape. Today, the department is well known. This guide will enable you to visit the Gorges du Tarn on foot, by canoe or by car. It will also help you discover the most beautiful sites in the Gorges du Tarn.

Le Rozier

The village is situated at the confluence of the Jonte and Tarn gorges. Its name comes from the rose cultivation of the monks of the Abbey of Aniane, who built the church of Saint-Sauveur in 1705. They grew roses all around. This place was called "Campus Rosarium". It was called "Le Rozier" in Occitan. All that remains today is the monastery church.

Peyreleau is located in Aveyron and is the starting point of the Causse Noir. It is situated opposite Le Rozier. The village is situated on the left bank and is dominated by an old square tower which is the last vestige of an ancient fortress.

Roc des Hourtous trail at La Malène (48)

The Gorges du Tarn are located in the heart of the Grands Causses Regional Park. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, they stretch from arid valleys to deep valleys to offer a spectacular view. It is one of the most popular places in the Tarn and is known for its spectacular views over the Tarn valley. At the top of the cliff, you can admire the villages of La Malene and Saint-Sernin-sur-Ranceand the surrounding mountains. The breathtaking views over the valley can be enjoyed along narrow, stony paths that are sometimes steep but always pleasant to follow. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots in the Gorges du Tarn. The Roc des Hourtous, a spectacular cliff on the Tarn at La Malène, is located in the Tarn department. This impressive cliff is 100 metres high!

Dargilan Cave

Dargilan Cave is located at It is located in the southern part of the Lozère and overlooks the Jonte gorges. It amazes not only by its incredible size but also by the astonishing variety of its concretions.Because of its intense natural colours, Dargilan is also known as the pink cave. It was discovered by Edouard Alfred Martel in 1888, the father of French speleology. He wrote of Dargilan. "Go to Dargilan even if you know the most beautiful caves in Europe". Dargilan was the first cave to be opened to the public in 1890. The route is now safe on 1km. You can explore the cave, each room of which is a marvel, and marvel at the magnificent fistula vault. The Dargilan cave has been equipped with new dynamic LED lighting that enhances the site, its volumes and details while protecting it. The guided tour lasts about 1.5 hours. As it is not very steep, the cave is easily accessible for most people. It is a great place to take the whole family.

You can have a drink or a meal on site. The terrace offers a spectacular view of the Jonte gorges.

Saint-Chély du Tarn

Saint-Chely-du-Tarn is located in the heart of the Tarn, about thirty kilometres south of Albi. This village is located on the banks of the river Aveyron. It is a haven of peace and beauty. It is surrounded by cliffs, gorges, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

It is connected to the main road of the gorge by a bridge, but you can visit it by canoe. Once you have moored your canoe on the bank, you can take a walk through the village. Saint Chely is quiet in the low season. the waterfall that springs from the Tarn resurgence.

Village of Sainte-Enimie

You will make many discoveries as you walk through Sainte-Enimie. From the late Romanesque church of Notre Dame du Gourg, to the narrow streets of the Chemin des Moines with its worn cobblestone pavement, through the narrow streets of the typicalYou will make your way through the village.

You will find small squares, half-timbered houses, and the wheat market, where you can still find one of the last stone grain measures. The chapter house of a former monastery was once the monks' refectory. It also welcomed pilgrims and travellers. The walls are still decorated with human faces and acanthus. It is open from July to August.

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