The Grands Causses highlands, listed as UNESCO World Heritage
The Grands Causses highlands amaze us with their unspoiled landscapes and their grandiose views on the Tarn and Jonte river Canyons. Sprinkled with charming villages unfolding picturesque architecture and unparalleled tranquility, the Causse de Sauveterre, the Causse Méjean and the Causse Noir highland plateaus combine nature and serenity while offering a wide variety of activities for young and old alike.
Experience an extraordinary stay in the heart of the Grands Causses highlands
Discover an exceptional terroir and taste the local gastronomy in restaurants, guest house meals, but also directly on the farm. Whether in a lodge, a country cottage, a hotel, a bed and breakfast or in one of our many campsites, find the accommodation that suits you best for a combined natural, sportive or relaxed stay, in the heart of a preserved place
The Grands Causses Regional Natural Park
Discover an amazing natural heritage. Although no river runs on the surface of these rough spaces, the water has many surprises in store by digging into the bowels of the earth’s abysses, caves and potholes with surrealist featurings. Observe geological curiosities, animals and flowers or set off to hiking, biking, horse riding or even a balloon ride, come and relax and spend your time in these protected spaces. Exceptional panoramas and natural sites await you!
Discover the cultural heritage of the Grands Causses
Let yourself be charmed by an extraordinary cultural heritage. The Grands Causses highlands are listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as an example of the "Cultural Landscape of Mediterranean Agropastoralism". The so-called small heritage such as cazelles (stone build shepherds’ shelters), drailles (local trails), fountains and lavognes (man-stoned geological depressions converted into rainwater collectors for cattle), but also magnificent local Caussenard farms, are as many witnesses of this particular way of life which shaped the territory. Megaliths, dolmens, menhirs are also found in large numbers on the Grands Causses highlands, you can discover some of them thanks to our Travel Book.