Meyrueis in the Jonte Gorges seen from the bridge.Meyrueis in the Gorges du Tarn seen from the bridge.
©Meyrueis in the Gorges du Tarn seen from the bridge.
DiscoverMeyrueisVillage at the gateway to the Cévennes, the Jonte and the Aigoual...


Meyrueis is the southernmost commune in the Lozère department. It is also one of the largest in terms of surface area. It lies at the foot of the Causse Méjean and the Causse Noir, overlooked by Mont Aigoual. Meyrueis is fortunate to be located close to the Gorges de la Jonte, as well as the Parc National des Cévennes. This village will delight you with its rich heritage and deep-rooted history.


An ancient town

The town’s name comes from the Occitan“Meyrueis“, meaning “mixture of waterways”. Meyrueis is a town of ancient origins: traces of prehistoric settlements have been found, followed by Gallo-Roman remains. Even today, the village still conceals a number of medieval remains, notably in the heart of the market town and on the Six Liards bridge. The little town has also seen a great deal of industrial activity: it has been home to a silk and wool waste spinning mill, a flour mill, a sawmill, a flour mill and a millinery factory.

Tourist village

Close to exceptional sites

The village is close to the Dargilan cave and theAvenArmand, not far from the Maison des Vautours where you can admire these birds of prey in their natural environment, and close to numerous outdoor activities that will delight young and old alike. Not far away, Mont-Aigoual and its weather station, the Causse Méjean and the village of Hyelzas, Le Rozier


Stage on the Saint-Guilhem le Désert trail and start of the Tour du Causse Méjean

The village of Meyrueis is a must for hikers. A stopover on the Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert GR and starting point for the Causse Méjean GR de Pays, many pilgrims stroll through the village streets in fine weather, and even stay overnight.

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