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
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
This map shows accommodation icons for each night. By zooming in on a particular icon you can see the precise location of the place where we stayed.
You can also see this map using Google Earth and take a virtual flight along our route.