A protected natural heritage
The Lozère region covers a vast 92% non-urbanized territory and is characterized by a nature rich in biodiversity.
The Causses and Cévennes — ‘cultural landscapes of the Mediterranean, agro-pastoral’, have been listed as a World Heritage Sites since 2011.
It is a territory punctuated by a dynamic and lively agro-pastoral economy
In this protected area, you will be able to appreciate magical places born from the combination of geological phenomena and human history.
In the vicinity of the Pont de Montvert:
The finiels summit :
Culminating at 1699 m of altitude, the peak of Finiels is the highest point of Mont Lozère in front of the Aigoual mountains (1565m). During fair weather, you will have an incomparable view of the whole massif, with the possibility to see the Alps up to the Mediterranean site.
Access D20 (Pont de Montvert-Bleymard)
Runes waterfall :
At the entrance of the village of Runes, you will discover one of the biggest waterfalls of Mont Lozère (70m) with a continuous flow. The stream has its source on the southern slope of Mont Lozère. More unusual, you will find an engraved stone representing a snake biting its tail, with the words ” From earth to heaven and from heaven to earth “, inscribed in the first millennium by Vikings according to local legend.
The Circuit is arranged and secured, but not suitable for disabled people, elderly people or babies in strollers.
Pealtland and pond of Barrandon
(at St Etienne du Valdonnez):
The pond welcomes many fishermen and walkers from May to September.
Other sites to visit :
Menhirs de la Veissiere
(at Les Bonbons)
This is a unique site in the south of France, dating from the Neolithic period.
Very pleasant place and easy to explore during a walk.
D 35 access, Runes hameau direction
Grotte de Dargilan
Named as the “pink cave”, it is one of the largest underground halls in France.
Open from April to November.