Between the Causse de Blandas and Causse du Larzac, right in the heart of the Cévennes National Park, the Vis River has carved out a meander in the limestone of the karstic plateau. Then the Vis takes leave of its old river bed, opening for itself a more direct stream by creating a cascade over 8 metres high, leaving behind for our wonderstruck eyes a majestic canyon. This masterpiece is the Cirque de Navacelles, listed as a world heritage site by Unesco.
Two lookout points offer dizzying views over the 300 metre deep cirque: the Baume Auriol Belvedere and the Blandas Belvedere. "Boutique" areas let you stock up on the great products of the land.
Straddling two communes and two departments - Blandas in the Gard and Saint-Maurice-Navacelles in the Hérault - the hamlet of Navacelles nestles at the bottom of the cirque, on the banks of a meander and along the Vis River.
In order to avoid traffic jams, several shuttle busses go to the cirque several times a day in summer. Commented tours of the hamlet of Navacelles help you learn more about the Grand Site of Navacelles, its heritage and exceptional flora and fauna.
To discover in the area around the Cirque:
- The emergence of the Vis and the Moulins de la Foux, which house a permanent exhibition that evokes life in the Causses over the centuries.
- The Causse de Blandas
- The Cévennes museum of Le Vigan
The Cirque de Navacelles
The hamlet of Navacelles nestling at the bottom of the cirque
Emergence of the Vis River and Moulin de la Foux
The plateau of the Causses dominates the Cirque de Navacelles
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