Gorges of the Tarn

Walking in France: Gorges of the Tarn

This classic walk started in the lovely town of Florac, in the Cévennes, and followed the river Tarn as it descended the westward-sloping causse in a deeply inscribed gorge. All down the gorge there were villages, either thriving tourist destinations, on the road side, or quiet, poignant relics of the past, on the other.

Traditionally most of the traffic was by boat, but there was also a well-made foot-track, which serves now as the walking path,with its own distinctive yellow-and-green signposts. Beyond le Rozier the track became a small, quiet road and the gorge opened out into a wide valley as it approached Millau.

This was part of a longer walk that we did in 2007.

Getting to Florac

There is a daily bus (autocar) service (Monday to Saturday) from Alès, which has a railway station.

Our route for this walk

You can also get a full screen view of this map in Google Earth and take a virtual flight along our route.

Day 1: Florac to Sainte-Énimie

Day 2: Sainte-Énimie to la Malène

Day 3: La Malène to le Rozier

Day 4: Le Rozier to Millau

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