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Viewpoint in The Cévennes

Mont Aigoual Observatory

Looming 37km south of Florac off the D18 is the prominent peak of Mont Aigoual (1567m). Its lofty 1894-opened observatory is the last remaining mountain-based meteorological station in France. Inside, you can learn …
Mountain in The Cévennes

Mont Lozère

The Mont Lozère range is of tough, impenetrable granite, from which the rainfall sluices in small streams. It's the source of the River Tarn, which flows in its early stages through the spectacular Gorges du Tarn. S…
French in Florac

Les Tables de la Fontaine

Red-umbrella-shaded tables are scattered around a natural spring in the courtyard adjoining this well-regarded restaurant that specialises in regional dishes, including trout and beef. Wines are also local and beers…
Crêpes in Florac

Au Pêcher Mignon

Not your average crêperie, Au Pêcher Mignon is renowned for its gourmet crêpes and galettes made from what's available on the market. The menu is concise (think two or three items on the chalkboard) but everything's…
French in Florac

Le Camisard

The apricot-shaded exterior might be plain and the modest interior even plainer, but Le Camisard is a locals' favourite for traditional dishes served with heart-warming pride. Classics include veal steak or lamb wit…