Le Rozier - Mont Aigoual


After Le Rozier, head toward the Gorge de la Jonte (Meyrueis), then climb up to your left on the Causse Mejean. The road then descends to Meyrueis, and rises again to Mont Aigoual. The landscapes crossed are of a rich diversity of climates, vegetation and ecosystems on a limited area. For the visitor, it is a continuous delight.

Causse Méjean

Hyelzas (48150)

The ferme Caussenarde d’autrefois (The old Caussenarde farm)
Hyelzas, 48150 Hures la Parade
Website - tel : 04 66 45 65 25.
Price : €6.20 / 6 to 14 years old: €3.10. Free for children under 6 years old.
Open daily from April through October.
April and October: 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
May, June and September : 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ;
July and August : 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In this renovated 18th century farmhouse, daily life of the peasants on the Causse Méjean is restored through the 1950s (furniture, linen, crockery, tools and agricultural machinery). It also includes the architecture of traditional buildings and outbuildings (barn, bread oven, stable).


Aven Armand (Caves)
Hyelzas, 48150 Hures la Parade
Website - 04 66 45 61 31.
Price: Adult : €11.50 / 15 to 20 years old: €8.50 / 5 to 15 years old : €7.50. Free for children under 5 years old.
Open daily.
From April through June, September and October : 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 1 :30 p.m. to 5 p.m. ;
July and August : 9 :30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. Guided tour (45 minutes).

Visitors enter the cave by a 200-meter long gallery and a funicular that leads 50 meters underground to a huge room, very impressive! The large stalagmite reaches nearly 30 meters in height, a world record.


In the Surrounding Area

Les Chevaux de Przewalski
Le Villaret, 48150 Hures la Parade
Website - tel : 04 66 45 64 43.
Open in July and August.

The "Takh, for the Przewalski Horse" association works for the preservation of this species. Of Mongolian origin, the Przewalski breed has always lived in the wild and were threatened with extinction. Eleven horses were reintroduced on the plateau in 1993. Since then, many horses were sent to Mongolia, the land of their ancestors. The village of Le Villaret is also renowned for its limestone architecture, typical of the plateaus.


Sleeping - Eating

Auberge - Restaurant du Chanet
Nivoliers, 48150 Hures la Parade
Website -tel : 04 66 45 65 12
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Room from €58.
Restaurant : "Formule" : €18. "Menu" from €25.

Around Meyrueis

Go down the Causse Méjean by the road leading to Meyrueis (D980).

Meyrueis (48150)

In ancient times, a town occupied part of the present town on the left bank of the Jonte River. Today this village, on the border between the Causses and the Cévennes, features a beautiful, natural environment and quaint architecture.
Wednesday morning market.


Tourist Office
Tour de l’horloge, 
48150 Meyrueis
Website - tel : 04 66 45 60 33
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Open daily from April through October : 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
From November through March: Monday to Friday : 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Guided tour of the village possible. Also features walking trails in the old center, accompanied by a small map.


In the surrounding Area

Château de Roquedols
At the exit of the village of Meyrueis. The castle dates back to the 16th century, which features, among other things, a French garden. The castle is not open to visitors.
Educational forest trail, departure from the parking lot (20 min.)


Grotte de Dargilan
48150 Meyrueis
Website - tel : 04 66 45 60 20.
Price : €9.80 / 6 to 18 years old: €6.20. Free for children under 6 years old.
Open daily from April through October.
April, May, June and September : 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;
July and August : 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. ;
October: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On the road to Rozier, 7 kilometers away. The Grotte de Darglian is the largest cave in the region, and contains one of the largest underground room in France. Beautiful plays of light. Highlight of the visit : a 2000m2 drapery!
Panoramic trail around the perimeter. Activites and entertainment for children.


Sleeping - Eating

Hôtel Les Sapins *
2 Rue Monseigneur Henry Marret, 48150 Meyrueis
Website - tel : 04 66 45 60 40.
Price from €34.

Hôtel - Restaurant Family ***
4 Quai de la Barrière, 48150 Meyrueis
Website - tel : 04 66 45 60 02.
Room from €59.
Restaurant : "menu" from €18.70.

Hôtel-Restaurant du Mont Aigoual ***
34 Quai de la Barrière, 48150 Meyrueis
Website - tel : 04 66 45 65 61.
Room from €80.
Restaurant : "menu" from €25.

Château d’Ayres ****
Ayres, 48150 Meyrueis
Website - tel : 04 66 45 60 10.
Room from €99.
Restaurant : "menu" from €23.

Around Mont Aigoual

Mont Aigoual

This mountain (1565 m) is an ancient link between the plains of Languedoc and the Cévennes. The site features many trails for walks, including the drailles.


Tourist Office of Mont Aigoual - Causses and Cévennes
Maison de l'Aigoual
Col de la Serreyrède, 30570 L'Espérou
Website - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 04 67 82 64 67.
Open daily.
April and October : Monday to Saturday : 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday : 11 a.m-5 p.m ;
May, June and September : Monday to Saturday : 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday : 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ;
July and August : 9 :30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ;
November through March : Monday, Wednesday , Friday and Saturday : 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday : 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Abîme de Bramabiau (Caves)
Causse de Camprieu, Route de Meyrueis, 30750 Saint Sauveur Camprieu
Website - tel : 04 67 82 60 78.
Price: €9 / 12 to 16 years old: €6.50 / 6 to 12 years old: €5. Free for children under 6 years old.
Open daily from April through October.
April, May, June and September : 10 a.m. to 5 :30 p.m. ;
July and August : 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ;
October: 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Spectacular ravine where the Bramabiau spring flows. Bring warm clothes. Visit: 1 km guided tour (1 hour).
 


Weather Observatory of Mont Aigoual
Mont Aigoual, 30570 Valleraugue
Website - tel : 04 67 42 59 83.
Open daily from May through September.
May, June and September : 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ;
July and August : 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In a majestic setting stands one last mountain weather observatories. Visit the observatory, museum and exhibitions. Activities offered during the peak season. Free admission.


L’Espérou (30570)
The transhumance  draille of the Luzette crosses the village. About 10,000 sheep perform the transhumance each year on the Aigoual mountain, and half cross through toward the Espérou mid-June. The sheep are then adorned with pompoms and collars. There are many marked trails in the vicinity of the Espérou, visitors should inquire at the Maison de l’Aigoual.


Sleeping - Eating

L’Auberge du Bonheur
Camprieu, 30750 Saint Sauveur Camprieu
Website - Tel : 04 67 82 60 65.
Room from €42.
Restaurant : "menu" from €13.

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