GR®736, Gorges et Vallée du Tarn

From Villefort to the episcopal city of Albi, the river Tarn traces a path through the Massif Central. In 300km, this trip reveals the spirit of the river, the River Tarn.

Route details

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This path invites the traveler not to take their eyes off the river, walking on its green banks, to bathe for a break in its running waters, and to contemplate the valley from breathtaking belvederes.

Along the route, you will discover:

– Mont Lozère and the source of the Tarn.

– The classified site of the Gorges du Tarn, largely located in the Cévennes National Park.

– The rock with the granites of Mont Lozère, the limestones of the Causses, the schists of the Cévennes or Ségala.

– The Grands Causses and their agro-pastoral landscapes inscribed on the World Heritage List, the Natural Cirques.

– Les Raspes, its steep slopes downstream from Saint-Rome-de-Tarn to Pinet.

– The Ségala with its meanders, that of Ambialet, its meadows lined with large poplars, or even its chestnut trees.

– Le Saut du Tarn in Saint-Juéry.

– Remains of castles, picturesque villages, Gallo-Roman heritage: Graufesenque, Oppidum de la Granède.

– Local products: Charcuterie, Pélardon, Roquefort, fruits from the Tarn Valley, AOC Côtes de Millau and AOC Gaillac…

– The Pont du Tarn, the Millau Viaduct, the Saut du Tarn museum.

– Cultural sites: the Millau Museum, the Episcopal City of Albi, included on the World Heritage List and its Cathedral, the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.
Pedestrian sportsHiking route
DifficultyDifficultElevation11359 D- ​​/ 10933 D+Distance315,7 km
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