The Cirque de Navacelles - Gard
Straddling the départements of Gard and Hérault, the Cirque de Navacelles is an incised meander hollowed out by the River Vis in the limestone of the southern Causses.
The Cirque de Navacelles at the heart of the Causses and Cévennes
Straddling the départements of Gard and Hérault, the Cirque de Navacelles is an incised meander hollowed out by the River Vis in the limestone of the southern Causses. Today the river has taken another path, leaving this marvel of nature. Situated at the heart of the Causses and Cévennes, a region shaped by agropastoral mixed farming and also a UNESCO World heritage Site, the Grand Site de France receives more than 250 000 visitors per year. People come from all over the world to marvel at the impressive views of the Cirque de Navacelles from the viewing points at Belvédère des Chênes, Belvédère de la Doline and Belvédère de la Cascade at the Causse de Blandas in the Gard.
The Maison du Grand Site de France (visitor centre) was opened in 2013. The building blends in perfectly with the landscape with a restaurant, shop, bar, information desk and a projection area showing a non-stop, 10 minute film about the geological and archaeological wonders of the Causse and the Cirque de Navacelles.
The Cirque de Navacelles is an ideal place for slow tourism. Take time to observe, smell and listen more closely to the wildlife and rural heritage curiosities : animal enclosures, lavognes (drinking pools), aromatic plants, capitelles (stone huts), bread ovens… To discover more, go down 300m to the bottom where there is a Plant Trail which is accessible to everyone.
What to do around Cirque de Navacelles
Our selection of accommodations
Les jardins d'Elise
in LUSSAN - Gard
in CAMPESTRE ET LUC - Gard
Gîte du Mas des Prats
in SAINT-ANDRE-DE-BUEGES - Hérault
Our new accommodations
in CAUSSE-DE-LA-SELLE - Hérault
La petite maison en bois
in Vailhauques - Hérault
La maison de Jean
in SAINT ANDRE DE MAJENCOULES - Gard