The Tarn river Canyon between viewpoints, straits, chaos and ruiniform rocks
There are so many natural wonders in the heart of the Tarn river Canyon!
Come take a ride on the water, in a boat or canoe, and you will have the chance to see the Straits (les Détroits), only visible from the Tarn river.
Can you spot the Christ’s face shaped in the rock? Can you tell the Chinese Vase from the Sèvre Vase? Let yourself be charmed by the mysterious Arcs Saint-Pierre, a remnant of the ebb and flow of the sea that covered the Causses plateau millions of years ago.
BELVEDERE DU PAS DE SOUCY
Pas de Soucy is one of the most impressive sites in Les Gorges du Tarn. Visit the specially-equipped belvedere and feast your eyes and ears on the Tarn River as it thunders through the Gorges du tarn and unspoilt natural surroundings at a deafening rate during its famous floods! This beautiful site affects all its visitors and even the most biased leave incredibly impressed after their visit. Pas de Soucy depicts the never-ending battle between the river (water levels can reach up to 14m) and the rocks and cliffs. This incredible spectacle is a highlight when visiting the Gorges du Tarn.
PANORAMA DU POINT SUBLIME
The listed Point Sublime site is at an altitude of 870m and is one of the quietest places in the Gorges du Tarn. Point Sublime is a belvedere on the Causse de Sauveterre with incredible views of the impressive ochre cliffs and the Tarn’s emerald waters. Over 400m below, the Tarn makes a right angle and this 'whim' means the visitor can zigzag east to south through the gorges. The steep corniches opposite the Causse Méjean make the area what it is and adds the final touch to this visual masterpiece worthy of the greatest artists.
BOATMEN OF GORGES OF THE TARN
Before the creation of the road in 1905, this means of transport formerly served as well for the men as the animals and the goods. Today, it allows visitors to discover the most beautiful part of Les Gorges du Tarn. Departing from La Malène, the boatmen take you on a journey of 8 km of profiled turquoise water in the heart of the steepest part of this famous canyon. Duration of the descent: approximately 1 hour guided by a professional boatman. A boat can hold up to 6 people.