The Cévennes Natural Park
Right next to Mende and our hotel
Located between the Massif Central and the Languedoc plains, the peak of Mont Lozère is the highest point of the Cévennes national park at an altitude of 1,700m. The park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Natural sites include the Tarn and Jonte Gorges, the Aven Armand and Dargilan caves, the Nîmes-le-Vieux rock formations, the Aigoual mountains and the Bramabiau abyss, the Bondons (les Puechs and Eschino d’aze), and the Païolive woods in Ardèche. There are also some great walks, such as the famous GR 70 that Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson took through the Cévennes back in 1878 and described in his book, “Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes”.
For more information, visit the Maison du Parc visitor centre in the château of Florac en Lozère : http://www.cevennes-parcnational.fr