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In the Gorges du Tarn and Grands Causses Natural regional Park, numerous sites visits and activities suited to all ages are to discover in Aveyron and Lozère ...

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10 kms  around Gite Emeraude :

  • Gorges du Tarn and Gorges de la Jonte, Causses Noir, Méjean, Sauveterre (high limestone plateaus) 
  • Peyrelade Castle : a medieval fortress from the XII° century built on a rock overlooking the tarn valley
  • Maison des Vautours : vultures observatory and museum
  • Maison de la Cerise : exhibition and sale of cherries
  • Medieval villages : Mostuéjouls, Liaucous, Peyreleau, Compeyre
  • The troglodyte caves of “Entre Deux Monts”
  • The Romanic chapel of Notre Dame des Champs at 300 m (art exhibition in summer)
  • Outdoor activities: canoeing, rafting, via ferrata (Liaucous 1 km), hiking (departures less than 2 kms from the gite : Méjean cornices, troglodyte villages of Saint Marcellin and Eglazines ...), climbing, tree climbing
  • Local producers : wine Cotes de Millau, blue cheese cellars (Bleu des Causses), local products for sale in Comptoir paysan
  • In summer : local producers market in Liaucous (1 km) on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 10 pm (entertainment, tasting and sales, meals available on site) and many other activities in the area (weekly program available in the gite)

20 kms around Gite Emeraude :

  • The town of Millau : Great Site Midi Pyrenees Millau Viaduct, City of Art and History, capital of outdoor activities, Museum of Millau (gloves, Gallo-Roman, prehistory), historic old town, craftmen, weekly market throughout the year on Wednesday morning and Friday morning and night market on Monday evenings in summer
  • Montpellier le Vieux natural and leisure park (hiking, via ferrata, train)
  • Bateliers du Viaduc : boat trip on Tarn river down the famous "Viaduc de Millau", with a boatman as guide
  • Bungee jumping, paragliding, caving

30 kms around Gite Emeraude :

  • Caves : Dargilan, Aven Armand
  • Ferme Caussenarde d’Autrefois : in a typical old farm, museum of peasants' life during the last century
  • Medieval villages : Sainte Enimie and Meyrueis
  • Micropolis : City of Insects
  • Gorges de la Dourbie and Botanical trail of Montméjean (numerous orchids at spring)
  • In summer : farmer's market (at night) in Montredon

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Events and entertainment

Many events take place throughout the year (Natural Games in Millau, 100 kms and Templar running race, music festival...).
Discover detailed schedule of local activities and events :