Cities at the gateway to the Cévennes

Meyrueis, a city with a long history

Meyrueis is the southernmost municipality of the Lozère department. It is also one of the largest in the territory in terms of area. It is located at the foot of the Causse Méjean and the Causse Noir plateaus, overlooked by the Mount Aigoual. Meyrueis is fortunate to be close to the Jonte river Canyon, but also to the Cévennes National Park.

The name of the city comes from the Occitan "Meyrueis" meaning "mixture of rivers".

Meyrueis is a town with very ancient origin: traces of habitat dating back to prehistoric times and later Gallo-Roman remains have been found. The village still has some medieval remains today, notably in the heart of the commercial town and the Six Liards’ bridge. The small town has also experienced strong industrial activity: it has hosted a spinning station of silk and wool waste, a flour mill, a sawmill and even a headwear factory.

The town is located near the Dargilan cave and the Aven Armand, not far from the house of vultures where one can admire these raptors in their environment, and close to many outdoor activities that will delight young and old alike.