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The Gorges du Tarn offer breathtaking landscapes. This natural site is ideal for family holidays. It will certainly be one of your most beautiful holiday memories! The gorges owe their name to the Tarn and the canyon he dug with the Causse Méjéan and the Causse de Sauveterre. The Gorges du Tarn are located in the Occitanie region, and more particularly in Lozère. However, they also spill over into the Aveyron. Their emblematic limestone rocks offer you a breathtaking natural setting, splendid landscapes and a relief particularly suitable for sports and family activities.
Everything is therefore in place to ensure that you have a successful holiday. All this in a corner of wild nature, with breathtaking views. And there is never a lack of activities!
The Gorges du Tarn offer activities for the whole family. They are perfect for a relaxing holiday in the mountains or for sports. You will be able to discover many activities. And there is something for everyone. So, are you ready to visit one of the most beautiful regions of France?
In the Gorges du Tarn, some aquatic activities will be proposed, like Canyoning! It is one of the most popular sports in the Occitania region, and many visitors to the department enjoy competing with this magnificent river. Many of the routes start near the small village of Pont de Montvert, in Lozère. A pure and transparent water, a wild nature and many natural obstacles (jumps, slides...) await you there. Thus, the routes are adapted to all levels: the whole family can participate in the canyoning in the Gorges du Tarn.
If you wish, you will also have the opportunity to practice caving in the Gorges du Tarn. Several natural caves can be explored with the help of a professional guide. With family, friends or as a couple, this outing to the heart of the earth is a new and unique experience to live.
There are also many family activities in the Gorges du Tarn. Climbing is a popular activity for visitors to the region. Take to the top and challenge the limestone cliffs of Occitania with a family climbing outing. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you will find courses adapted to your expectations. Climbing in the Tarn is an experience rich in thrills. You can also practice via Corda, an activity that is still little known and yet very rewarding! This is an adventure course on a cliff, to be enjoyed with family or friends in the Tarn.
In addition, you have the opportunity to discover the Gorges du Tarn by air, with all the aerobatics activities offered in the region. Bungee jumping, parachute jumping, hang-gliding and many other activities await you. Admire the magnificent landscapes of the Tarn by taking a little height, and live unique experiences with your family.
The Gorges du Tarn are famous for their wild and preserved beauty. The site then proposes a magnificent relief, which oscillates between mountains and valleys. Natural rivers also draw very beautiful canyons, to be discovered during hikes and canyoning outings. Many natural sites are therefore to be discovered in the Cévennes National Park, where the Gorges du Tarn are located. From the most buried sites to mountain tops, the natural heritage of the area is very rich and diversified, as is the local biodiversity. The Tarn rises on Mount Lozère, and has carved real canyons between the Causses of Sauveterre, Noir and Méjean. This is how the impressive Gorges du Tarn were formed, which can be discovered by footpaths, by road and even by the river. And don't miss anything of the local heritage!
The natural heritage of the Gorges du Tarn includes various sites that you can visit, such as the source of Burle and the high valleys of the Gardons. To take the view, you can also discover the panorama of Saint-Chély du Tarn, the Saltadou. The summit of Les Finiels will offer you a breathtaking view of the valley, while several Natura 2000 sites will be to be discovered: Venus' hoof, birds, bats... The Gorges du Tarn are the natural habitat of many animal and vegetable species, which you will enjoy discovering during your walks and hikes in the region. To finish your visit of the Gorges du Tarn, you can also walk in the woods and forest of the Bamboo grove in the Cévennes, and in the Cévennes National Park. Nature and breathtaking landscapes are on the agenda.
The Gorges du Tarn are home to many small typical villages, with a crazy natural charm. Don't miss the "capital" of the gorges, the medieval village of Sainte-Enimie. It is one of the most beautiful villages in France! Stop for a few moments in the nearby village of Meyrueis. And along the limestone cliffs, you can enjoy the cultural richness of some typical villages. We find in particular Quézac, Saint Chély du Tarn, Les Douzes, Le Truel...
What forges the identity of the Gorges du Tarn are its natural sites and rivers. But some tourist sites can also be places to visit during your stay in Occitania!
In the small villages of the region there are therefore beautiful and typical Romanesque churches, such as those of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption or Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul. Of course, we find the medieval city of Sainte-Enimie, and its former abbey. The Boissets estate is to be visited in the Gorges du Tarn, just like the castle of Roquedols!
What to remember
The Gorges du Tarn are a huge corner of wild nature, where there is no shortage of sporting and family activities. The site is ideal for an unforgettable holiday with family or friends. Relaxation, sport, fresh air and assembly: everything is in place to offer you a dream setting!