•Lozère (48150) • Population: 1,081 • Altitude: 706 m
A pretty village sitting astride two rivers, at the eastern end of the magnificent Jonte Gorges. Located at the southern edge of the Causse Méjean plateau in the Cévennes, Meyrueis has Medieval towers, stone bridges and a chateau, and is a popular center for visitors to this beautiful region.
Discover more in ProvenceBeyond
Fun - Amusement - Kids
Dargilan Grotto - Grotte de Dargilan
- The largest grotto of the Causes and the Cevennes, listed as a 3-star site. The visit takes an hour, and it's a steady 10 degrees C (50 F), so wear something warm.
- Location: About 8 km west of Meyrueis village: 500 m south of the village, take the D39 west (marked Grotte de Dargilan, 8).
- Open: From the beginning of the Easter (Spring) vacation until the last day of All Saints vacation in September.
- Entry: About 9 € adult, 6 € child (2012)
- Tel: 0466 456 020
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: www.grotte-dargilan.com
- 37 km (50 min) from Millau; 43 km (1h10) from Florac.
• GPS: 44.195431, 3.429633
The GR6 Hiking Trail goes through Meyrueis village at the eastern end of the magnificent Gorges de la Jonte.
Westerly, the GR6 climbs to the top of the Causse Méjean plateau and follows the southern edge, parallel to the Jonte, until it drops down to the village of Le Rozier, From here, the GR6 goes north on a beautiful journey through the Gorges du Tarn.
Southeast from Meyrueis, the GR6 goes through the Aigoual forest and over Mont Aigoual (1569 m). There are many other GR (Grande Randonnée) trail variants through the forest, including the GR6A, GR60, GR62 and GR66-Tour du Mont Aigoual.
North of Meyrueis where the GR6 climbs onto the Causse Méjean (about 1.2 km to the top), several hiking trails explore the large plateau, including the GRP (Grande Randonnée du Pays) Tour du Causse Méjean.