If you have chosen this destination for your next trip, you will probably love nature because everything that makes up the Tarn Gorges region is green and full of spectacular landscapes, with waterfalls, activities and some charming villages where you can discover the heritage of the area.
The Tarn Gorges are one of the Great Sites of France, a place where both the river Tarn itself and its tributaries have created a gorge with crystal-clear waters that invite you to bathe and enjoy adventure activities.
In fact, it is one of the deepest gorges in Europe, from the Le Rozier area to Ispagnac on a route of some 50 kilometres following the course of the river.
What cannot you miss in the Gorges du Tarn?
There are many charming places, including villages and green spaces that are worth a visit during your holiday. For a spectacular panoramic view, there is nothing like climbing the Hermitage peak, starting with a hiking route that will take you to the highest point, where you can admire the views of the Tarn in depth.
Another of the natural resources in the area are the Gorges du Jonte, an impressive gorge at the mouth of the river. It is a visit not suitable for people with vertigo, and in fact, there is a viewpoint called the Vertigo Balcony.
But the Tarn Gorges are not only about nature, and there are also characteristic villages in the area, starting with Les Vignes, in the heart of the gorges and next to what is known as les Causses, which are areas where shepherds and their sheep used to live and which are now a World Heritage Site.
La Malène is another of those areas that deserves to be known, also in the middle of the gorges but not in its narrowest part. You will love its streets, which show a picturesque landscape in the middle of nature, where you will be able to take advantage of canoeing, rafting or a walk along the river.
Rieisse is located in the southern part of the gorge, a path where you will find halfway along the route a spectacular space where you can contemplate the whole landscape: Roc des Hourtous, although it is not the only one, as Roc de Serre is also very close to La Malène.
Finally, the heritage route of the Gorges du Tarn could come to a perfect end in the village of Sainte-Enimie, one of what are considered to be the Beautiful Towns of France, with a picture of stone houses on the banks of the river and arranged in an ascending order. Its narrow streets will lead you to a bridge where you can enjoy the view of the waterway squeezed between the cliffs.
These cliffs stretch for more than 50 kilometres, with water gorges and cirques such as Saint-Chély-du-Tarn, making the Gorges du Tarn a marvellous place to visit on holiday.
Finally, don't forget to visit the region's most imposing castles such as Castelbauc, Lacaze or Saint-Rome-de-Dolan.
Immerse yourself in the Gorges du Tarn and don't miss out on their incredible views!