The City of Stones

Discover the famous multi-faceted stone chaos!

Discover the Causse Noir in Aveyron!

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the city of stones

In the heart of the Grands Causses, on the Causse Noir, bordered by the Gorges de la Dourbie, the cité de pierres is a characteristic tourist site in northern Aveyron, on the Lozère border, not far from Millau. It consists of piles of ruinous rocks stacked one on top of the other, appearing to form silhouettes, animals or sometimes objects, depending on the visitor’s imagination.

A site for athletes

Over the years, the chaos has become a multi-site, allowing visitors to discover it in a variety of ways to suit all tastes. For example, you can take a free walk on heritage panels for 1 to 3 hours, take a tour on a tourist train with a guide explaining the nature of the site, or take a via ferrata course with a zip line, or a rock-climbing course for children. Whether you’re an avid walker, a sporty type or just looking for something original, there’s something for everyone!

A remarkable geological complex

This is a unique geological site, characteristic of the Grands Causses, not to be missed. Spend a day with your family, your partner or your friends and discover these strange limestone dolomites.

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La Cité

des Pierres
  • How do I get to the Cité de Pierre?

    Located in the south of France, in the Occitanie region, the Cité de Pierre is situated on the Causse Noir :

    • 23 mins from Le Rozier
    • 30 mins from Millau
    • 45 mins from Meyrueis / Massegros
    • 55 mins from La Malène
    • 1h10 mins from Sainte-Enimie / La Canourgue / / Mende
    • 1h35 from Mende
    • 1H50 from Montpellier
  • What activities are available at Cité de Pierre?

    A wide range of activities are available to help you discover the rocky chaos of the Cité de Pierre:

    • Hiking
    • Train ride
    • Explor Game
    • Via Ferrata
    • Tyrolean traverse