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Dramatic Vistas of the Tarn

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  • Regional natural Park of the Grands Causses and Cevennes National Park
  • Some of the finest walking in France with a choice of walking levels: Tarn and Jonte Gorges, Aven Armand
  • Sweeping plateaux, plunging gorges, gushing rivers, fantastic rock formations
  • Authentic Belle Epoque style hotel: heated pool, private beach, tranquil gardens, gastronomic cuisine
  • Over 4000 species of wild flowers; 80 varieties of orchids
  • Lots of birds; vultures, kestrels, kingfishers and countless butterflies

The dramatic landscape of this region is such that the Causses and the Cevennes is a UNESCO World Heritage landscape and is the perfect place to explore on foot. You will traverse the vast limestone plateaux of the Causses the lovesick Robert Louis Stevenson and his donkey, Modestine traveled through in 1878. Picnic beneath the impressive plunging gorges, cool your feet in fresh mountain streams and visit the amazing rock formations of Montpellier-le-Vieux. Other regional highlights within a short drive include the Tarn Gorges, Aven Armand, the caves of Dargilan, the Cirque de Navacelles and Roquefort with its caves harboring 5,000 tons of maturing cheese.

There is an extremely varied choice of walks on offer; we provide fully detailed route notes for a wide selection of walks ranging from 1 boot to 2 boot+ with many ranking among the most popular in France. Each showcases a different aspect of this dramatic region. Choose a rewarding ascent through pine forest and beech woods to the lofty summit of Mont Aigoual (1565m) or a tranquil stroll alongside the crystal-clear waters of the River Tarn; you can even potter around the region's charming towns and villages such as Roquefort whose underground labyrinth of cellars harbors 5,000 tons of the famous cheese! Some of the best walks start directly from the hotel and with a rental car included you have even more flexibility, with the Cevennes National Park an easy drive away.

Your base for the week is the very stylish **** Grand Hotel de la Muse et du Rozier, situated in a wonderfully tranquil spot against a backdrop of wooded hills and offering gardens leading down to the river. Watch herons and kingfishers as you relax on the terrace, enjoy a dip in the heated swimming pool*, take advantage of the private riverside 'beach' or fish for trout on the River Tarn. Evening meals unite sumptuous regional produce and the best seasonal ingredients to produce traditional menus with an innovative twist. The hotel restaurant is closed on Monday and we have left this evening free to choose a local restaurant.

* Open 15 June - 15 Sept.

Additional Tour Details

Meals Buffet breakfast and 6 evening meals.
Tour Starts Toulouse Blagnac Airport. Car rental included in tour price (based on a minimum of 2 people). Drive to hotel approximately 3 hours. *Alternate arrival airports are possible to reduce driving time, inquire for details.
Tour Ends Toulouse Blagnac Airport. Drop off rental car.
Rail Options NA
Rail Supplement NA
Singles Add $48 per night.
Other details Room upgrade: Prices from $16 per person, per night based on 2 sharing. Extra nights: We recommend Le Rozier and Toulouse. Prices from $97 per person, per night, B&B, based on 2 people sharing a double room. Inquire for child pricing.
Hotels ****

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