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From the Gorges du Tarn

The Gorges du Tarn are home to many exceptional panoramas and natural sites not to be missed, such as the panorama of the Point Sublime, the Roc des Hourtous, the Face of Christ, the Détroits… These must-see spots are what make the Gorges du Tarn so rich, wild and authentic… We’ve selected 8 of them for you to discover!

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There are so many natural wonders in the heart of the Gorges du Tarn!

The Gorges du Tarn offer mesmerizing cliffs and breathtaking views. You’ll marvel at Point Sublime, Cirque des Baumes, Roc des Hourtous, Détroits, Visage du Christ, Pas de Soucy, Arcs Saint-Pierre (Causse Méjean), Vase de Chine and Vase de Sèvre.

Take a trip on the water, in a boat or canoe, and you’ll be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Détroits, only visible from the Tarn. Can you spot the Face of Christ carved into the rock? Can you spot the Vase de Chine and the Vase de Sèvre? Let yourself be charmed by the mysterious Arcs Saint-Pierre, remnants of the ebb and flow of the sea that covered the Causses millions of years ago….


The Point Sublime panorama

The Point Sublime, a must-see viewpoint over the Gorges du Tarn, lives up to its name because, from the Causse de Sauveterre, this panorama offers a bird’s-eye view of the Tarn and its cliffs. From up here, watch the river weave its way between the Causse Méjean and the Causse de Sauveterre, with its many twists and turns between the Cirque des Baumes and the Belvédère du Pas de Soucy… A must for everyone on vacation in the Gorges du Tarn and Lozère.


Les Détroits

The Détroits passage is where the cliffs of the Causse de Sauveterre and the Causse Méjean are closest together. As a result, it’s the narrowest passage in the Gorges du Tarn… the moment you pass it, you’ll understand better! Situated between La Malène and the Cirque des Baumes, this area is like a postcard landscape, and to get a better idea of it, just take a boat or canoe trip down the Tarn.


Cirque des Baumes

Below the panorama of Point Sublime lies the Cirque des Baumes. This natural rocky cirque reveals numerous rocks with original shapes formed by erosion… These rocks and cliffs are a renowned climbing spot. The Cirque des Baumes also features a mysterious grotto: the grotte des Baumes chaudes.


The face of Christ

Between the cirque des Baumes and La Malène, high above the roadside landing stage, lies a cliff as if sculpted… This cliff reveals the face of Christ to observers, who discover where to position themselves to admire it…


The Saint-Pierre arches

Near the village of Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers, on the Causse Méjean, there are some mysterious and original arch-shaped rocks: the arcs of Saint-Pierre. Several of the arches are located in the middle of a pine forest, and there’s only one way to get there: on foot!


Le Roc des Hourtous

On the Causse Méjean, next to the hamlet of Rieisse, lies a breathtaking panorama: the Roc des Hourtous. This viewpoint on the edge of the Causse allows visitors to admire the Gorges du Tarn… and it’s even more magical at sunset!


Vase de Chine and Vase de Sèvre

On the edge of the Causse Méjean and high above the Gorges de la Jonte, two astonishingly shaped rocks tower over the void: the Vase de Chine and the Vase de Sèvre. Easily visible from the “Corniche du Causse Méjean” hike, these two rocks are a must-see in the region…


The lookout point at Pas de Soucy

Between La Malène and Les Vignes, there’s one place that’s impassable and strictly off-limits to canoeists and boaters: the rocky chaos of the Pas de Soucy. This chaos in the middle of the Tarn river is a spot not to be missed during your stay in the Gorges du Tarn. There’s a lookout where you can enjoy a view of the river as it winds its way between the large limestone boulders…

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