Le Pont de Montvert
Visit Le Pont de Montvert (Languedoc-Roussillon, France)
Le Pont de Montvert is a pretty granite built village in the Lozère department of the Massif Central, Languedoc-Roussillon. It is situated deep in the heart of the Cevennes National Parc on the banks of the Tarn River.
There is little here to suggest that the village was the starting point of a war. The War of the Camisards began in Le Pont de Montvert in the early 18th century when an abbot called Du Chayla was killed here, starting a war against the protestant population of the region.
Explore Le Pont de Montvert
The pleasure of a visit comes from simply strolling through the village and along the river. Although it doesn't take long to explore Le Pont de Montfort the magnificent setting in which it is found make it a highly recommended excursion.
The 17th century bridge over the Tarn, and the adjacent clock tower, are the highlights of the village.
The bridge in le Pont de Montvert is well known as one of the places that Robert Louis Stevenson stopped during his famous 'Travels with a donkey' and now forms one of the stopping points along the popular trail that follows his original route. If you are so inclined you can even hire a donkey to take along with you!
The cafes and gift shops that line the river side of Le Pont-de-Montvert are in an attractive setting and it is a very pleasant place to spend an hour or two.
Apart from ambling along the river side, there is also a few narrow streets running up the hill to explore.
At the end of the town with a bridge there is also a second smaller bridge over the river Rieumalet that joins with the Tarn here. If you cross this bridge and head a hundred metres up the hill you can take a look at the small church.
Being at the base of Mont Lozere and in the picturesque Tarn valley the village is a very popular gathering place for hikers and cyclists.
The summit of Mont Lozere itself is an attractive, desolate place (you can get very close to the summit by car and then follow a short trail), while the town of Florac is just 15 kilometres downstream from Le Pont de Montvert and is one of our favourite towns in the region.
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Address: Le Pont du Montvert, Florac, Lozere, Languedoc-Roussillon, 48220 || GPS: latitude 44.364, longitude 3.7444
Map of Le Pont de Montvert & places nearby
Highlights close by
La Garde-Guerin 22km
See lots more places to visit nearby and a more detailed map at places near Le Pont de Montvert.
See Languedoc-Roussillon and Lozere (the region and department for Le Pont de Montvert) for more travel ideas...
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Le Pont de Montvert, France
- Jardin du Tomple - remarkable garden (16km)
- Jardin du mas de l'Abri - remarkable garden (19km)
- La Garde-Guerin - most beautiful village (22km)
- Chaos de Nimes-le-Vieux - site of natural beauty (25km)
- Gorges du Tarn - grand site of france (27km)
- Sainte-Enimie - most beautiful village (27km)
- Grotte de la Cocaliere - site of natural beauty (33km)
- Abîme de Bramabiau - site of natural beauty (35km)
- Aven Armand (grotte) - site of natural beauty (35km)
- Bois de Païolive - site of natural beauty (36km)
Market days in Le Pont de Montvert: A seasonal market is held in Le Pont de Montvert on Wednesday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Le Pont de Montvert (Francais)