The Cevennes

Few regions have so much to offer bikers: magnificent landscapes, winding roads and first-rate tourist sites criss-cross this superb 260 km (4.5 hours) route.

There are 3 tourist stops on this route. You are free to stay for a few minutes or a few hours.

  1. Sainte Enimie
  2. Castle of Portes (*)
  3. Cocalière cave (*)

(*) Please check the opening hours and booking possibilities.

1. Sainte Enimie: On the slopes of a canyon carved out by the Tarn gorges, Sainte-Enimie's massive limestone houses stand at the foot of an ancient Benedictine monastery, of which a chapel and a chapter house remain. At its feet, the spring of Burle which is said to have cured the Merovingian princess Enimie of leprosy...

2. Castle of Portes:  Nicknamed the Vaisseau des Cévennes because of its spectacular stone prow, unique in Europe, the Château de Portes and its pass watch over the old Régordane route used by the pilgrims of Saint-Gilles and the Crusaders to the Holy Land. A true gateway to the High Cevennes at the foot of Mont Lozère, it is located on the outskirts of the Cevennes National Park and defies more than 10 centuries of history.

3. Cocalière cave :  The Cocalière cave is one of the most beautiful caves in France. Located in the Cévennes between the Gard and Ardèche, it is dug into the limestone of the Jurassic period. The renowned cave that you can visit is only one branch of a vast underground complex covering some thirty kilometres. Its history began 35 million years ago and continues to this day, as La Cocalière is a living cave still in formation.

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