With the Tarn Gorges at your fingertips, the Cévennes national park and the Causses in the surrounding area and La Lozère as your playground, there’s no doubt your Self Catering Holiday at the Hôtel des Bateliers at La Malène will open up a world of amazing tourist activities! Rivers, streams and waterfalls are sculpted into spectacular landscapes, and the 360° panoramic views will take your breath away. Discover some lovely little villages, each as beautiful as the next, such as Sainte-Enimie with its narrow cobbled streets, Ispagnac, Castelbouc which is built on the cliffside, and Quézac with its natural sparkling water. The Cévennes is also a land of traditions, famous for its chestnut trees and stone roof tiles, as well as Laguiole cutlery and Pélardon (goat’s cheese). La Maison des vautours (House of vultures) in the Grands Causses and the Wolf Park in the Gévaudan will tell you the history of these special “inhabitants”. Discover La Lozère on foot, by bike, on horseback or in a canoe, on dry land or on a riverbed, with the grass beneath your feet, balanced on a steep slope or under the wing of a paraglider, on sunny footpaths or within the dark underground tunnels. Go up, spin around and come down... Discover the natural phenomena and local heritage, like the Abîme de Bramabiau caves, the spectacular bends in the Vallée des Légendes in Saint-Chély du Tarn, the Roquefort cheese cellars and the Laguiole Forge. In August, the boules are warming up in Maillau for the Pétanque World Championships. And in September, it's time for the Raid Canyon du Tarn multisport race. Bring on the adventure!
Also find our guide to know what to do on holiday in the Gorges du Tarn.