Often associated with the Grand Canyon, the Tarn and Jonte gorges offer a parade of 70 miles of deep gorges that cut into the immense limestone plateaus of the Causses Sauveterre, Méjean and Noir.
Descent of rivers, villages of character, flora and many birds of prey including the famous vultures are all surprises for visitors. Outdoor sports: canoeing, kayaking, climbing, via ferrata, mountain biking, hiking routes, swimming spots, etc… are very numerous.
Each rock or village delivers a legend or testifies to a prosperous medieval past. Even today, visitors enjoy strolling through wealthy villages where the mineral architecture skilfully blends with the beauty of the limestone landscapes.
Sublime point – MAP
The paths that once allowed the populations “from below” to exchange with the populations of the plateaus who practiced agropastoralism offer panoramic views of the majestic gorges.
On the causses, agricultural activity is still very present and the cooler air of the high plateaus in summer is a pretext for exploring the herds, cheese making and the abundant “small heritage” which borders the hamlets and paths. .
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