Gorges of the Tarn

Walking in France: Gorges of the Tarn
Gorges of the Tarn short walk

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

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. Zoom in on a particular icon to see its precise location.

You can also see this map using Google Earth and take a virtual flight along our route.

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