Visit Lozere, France
The Lozere department of northern Languedoc-Roussillon is best known for its outdoor activities and chances to explore dramatic and unspoiled scenery such as the Gorges du Tarn, one of France's most impressive natural highlights. There are also pretty villages to discover in the scenic surroundings.
Selected places to visit in Lozere
Lozere, Languedoc: highlights
The Lozere department is the most northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, and forms part of the Massif Central mountain range.
Towns and villages
The south-west Lozere contains a handful of exceptional natural scenic highlights, including the Gorges du Tarn, the deepest gorges in Europe. There are some very picturesque villages as you travel along the Gorges du Tarn, including Castelbouc and Sainte-Enimie, Montbrun and Saint-Chely-du-Tarn.
Chaos de Nimes-le-Vieux
Other natural highlights include the route known as the Corniche des Cevennes; and the enormous cave system at Aven Armand. Further caves can be visited at Dargilan (near Meyrueis). Likewise the scenery from and around Mont Aigoual on the southern border is very beautiful.
Another scenic highlight is found to the west of Clermont l'Herault - the Cirque de Moureze, while Mont Lozere is to the south-east and is the highest point in the Cevennes, the National Park which occupies this part of the department.
See also the beautiful Gorges de la Jonte and the curious rocks scattered around the Chaos de Nimes-le-Vieux, also in the National Park of the Cevennes. Within the Gorges de la Jonte, head for Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers and the Vultures Belvedere to see the vultures in the animal park.
Gorges de la Jonte
Also see the fascinating collection of prehistoric megaliths at La Cham des Bondons - with 154 menhirs the region is second only to Carnac in size of prehistoric sites in France.
At the wolf park at Gevaudan (Saint-Lucie) you can see wolves living freely in a natural environment extending over 20 hectares of land.
See a list of all Lozere communes
Map of Lozere
French version: Lozere (Francais)