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Free Discovery Weekend

GR 736® Gorges and Tarn Valley

Along the river

Let yourself be seduced by the many facets of the GR736® Gorges et Vallée du Tarn! Between Les Vignes and Rivière sur Tarn, set off on your own on a trail that’s destined to become a legend! Escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a weekend to savor the peace and beauty of these XXL landscapes.

Par pers. (base de 2 pers. mini)
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3 days
min 1 pers. max 4 pers.
Your weekend of discovery

the GR736

Gorges and Tarn Valley

Explore and taste the authenticity of this region, and set off on foot or by canoe to meet the people who forge its identity. Discover the typical villages of the Gorges du Tarn with their traditional architecture. Stop time, disconnect, recharge your batteries at your own pace, and let yourself be overwhelmed by a wave of serenity and well-being.

A turnkey hiking holiday

Take a weekend to reconnect with nature in the heart of the Gorges du Tarn, on an accessible section of the new GR736 Gorges et Vallée du Tarn®, starting from the village of Les Vignes.

We offer an all-inclusive package to make the most of it: hike lightly with the “Tranquillité” package, including luggage and transfer to the starting point!

For backpackers: a great-value package to take full advantage of the majestic panoramas.

Welcome to the Gorges du Tarn!

The Gorges du Tarnare renowned for their unique natural scenery. From the arid Causses to the deep valleys, you’re surrounded by the grandiose. Enjoy this unspoilt wilderness on foot or on the water. Take a dip in the emerald waters at the foot of majestic cliffs over 500 metres high. You’ll be amazed by the unusual troglodyte villages perched on the cliffs…

As you float along, you’ll never cease to beamazed and thrilled. Here, adventure in total freedom is experienced on a grand scale! These great wild spaces are home to exceptional biodiversity, recognized by the Parc national des Cévennes, the Parc naturel régional des Grands Causses and the Causses and Cévennes region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover 500 animal species and 2,000 plant species. Listen, observe, learn and share as you go.
Here, nature is lived and felt. The elements and natural environments give you a unique sensory experience and heighten your sensitivity tenfold!

Good to know

For your stay
Emmène Ton Chien

Your sporting dog is welcome!

Transfer supplement with person Malle Postale 5€ and hotel Doussière 10€.

6 dates
  • June 14 to 16, 2024
  • June 21 to 23, 2024
  • June 28 to 30, 2024
  • July 05 to 07, 2024
  • From 30/08 to 01 september 2024
  • From 06 to 08 september 2024
People: 1 min - 4 max

Consult the Millau TouristOffice if you are a mini-group of hikers.

Moderate difficulty

Take it easy with our luggage-carrying option (max. 13kg) and transfer back to Les Vignes.


Bed and breakfast (night 1) and hotel ** (night 2) based on double room.

Half-board with dinner and picnic basket lunch.

Multimodal route

On foot or in a canoe along the Tarn: explore this stretch as you please… on or beside the river.

Where to stay

Aux Vignes, 2 guest rooms available, depending on dates:

  • Le Moulin de Parayre: June 14, June 28, September 6.
    Yan and his team welcome you to a place full of history, with direct access to the river and the Rouveyrolle spring, terrace and garden, comfortable rooms and local cuisine for dinner.
  • Chambre d’Hôtes des Gorges du Tarn June 21, July 5, August 30.
    Alex and his team welcome you to a friendly establishment with comfortable rooms, a bar and traditional food based on local produce for dinner.

In Le Rozier, a hotel is also available:

  • L’Hôtel Doussière**: Flore and Guillaume await you, between Aveyron and Lozère, to share nature, elegance and conviviality over refined local cuisine (restaurant l’Alicanta with Bib Gourmand). Fitness area with SPA, massaging shower and sauna, with terrace lounge overlooking the Jonte river, garden for sunny relaxation after a hike!

Your weekend on the GR736

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  • Whether you’re with family, friends, a couple or on your own, make the most of the village of Les Vignes, in the heart of the Gorges du Tarn, when you arrive at the end of the day! Spend a relaxing moment by the water. You can also take part in a treasure hunt / geocaching to discover the village and take a walk to the Grotte de l’Hironcel using the map provided by your accommodation provider.
  • The village des Vignes’ bonus: a clever blend of nature and culture, with a lake where you can rent a canoe, kayak, paddle or pedalo, or take a wine tour of Domaine Entre Deux Terres au Villaret, 1.5 km away, led by winemaker Frédéric Guilhem.
  • Settle into your accommodation.
  • Dinner based on local produce to delight your taste buds before a good night’s sleep in a comfortable room!

Canoe/paddle route THE GR736 ON WATER

La Malène-Les Vignes 11Km
  • For those who fancy it: you can canoe through La Malène/les Vignes. In the early afternoon, take our partner Aqualoisirs’ shuttle bus to La Malène to start learning about the GR736 ® Gorges et Vallée du Tarn and discover its highlights. Pick up your canoe-kayak or paddle (your choice): off you go for around 3 hours of navigation. As the miles go by, you’ll be amazed by the village of La Croze, the Détroits passage (the narrowest part of the Gorges du Tarn), the Cirque des Baumes and the Roc Aiguille!
  • You disembark just before the impassable rocky chaos of the Pas de Soucy! Return to Les Vignes with the Aqualoisirs shuttle.

Contact us: we’ll take care of your reservation.


12 km - 363D+ (10 miles)
  • After a hearty breakfast and pick-up of your picnic basket, you’re ready to hike along the Tarn for 12 kms and around 4 hours.
  • Through coniferous forests and a winding path, this route takes you to the exit of the Gorges du Tarn, where the Tarn and Jonte rivers meet. Enjoy the cornices of the Causse de Sauveterre and Causse Méjean, the Cirque de Saint-Marcellin and Eglazines with their ancient troglodyte villages, and the Rocher de Cinglegros…
  • You’ll arrive in awe at Le Rozier: if you’ve chosen the Tranquillité package, your luggage will be waiting for you at the hotel (partner La Malle Postale).
  • After settling in at the hotel, escape to Peyreleau, Petite Cité de Caractère on the other side of the bridge. Appreciate the village’s charm, with its winding lanes, calades, beautiful homes and view from Le Triadou. Climb to the Tour for a panoramic view of the Jonte ledges.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Optional - Canoe/paddle trip


Les Vignes-Le Rozier 11Km
  • And for those who want to continue the journey by canoe-kayak with Aqualoisirs: it’s possible! This is the most athletic and wild part of the Gorges du Tarn.
  • You’re in luck! The GR 736 ® Gorges et Vallée du Tarn trail is unique in that it can be done as a multi-activity trail.

Take a break and swim in the turquoise waters at the foot of the cliffs…

Contact us: we’ll take care of your reservation.


14km - 706 D+ climb
  • After breakfast, pack a picnic lunch in your rucksack and lace up your shoes for a 2nd day’s hiking.
  • Following the ridges, climb up to the Causse Noir and explore its forests of Scots pine. The cliff-edge passages and steep paths make for a challenging but rewarding introduction!
  • Discover the remains of the Château de Caylus, on a promontory high above the Tarn valley.
    Crossing the Causse Noir, with its forests and open meadows, we finish with a beautiful descent to the river Tarn.
  • Arriving at Rivière sur Tarn, after following the river for two days and watching the vultures and other birds of prey soaring overhead, the Malle Postale takes you to the Vignes with the Tranquillité package.
Logo GR736 Gorges et Vallée du Tarn

A tailor-made holiday

Along the Tarn

Price includes :

  • Accommodation in bed and breakfast (night 1) and hotel ** (night 2) based on double room.
  • Bathroom and bed linen
  • Half-board (dinner), meals featuring local produce and packed lunches (lunches D2-J3), excluding drinks
  • Tourist tax

Price does not include :

  • transportation to and from Les Vignes
  • mealtime drinks
  • personal expenses
  • insurance for assistance, repatriation, cancellation, interruption of stay and luggage
  • personal hiking equipment
  • Luggage and personal transport (optional Tranquillity package).
  • canoe / paddle rental J1 J2

Extra charge:

  • Canoe rental J1/J2, we take care of your reservation. Contact the receptive agency in Millau.
    Tranquillity package: luggage transport for 2 days (13kg max.) and people for Sunday return trip to Les Vignes with La Malle Postale.

For more information, contact Millau Grands Causses Tourisme.

A personalized stay, tailor-made management of your hiking weekend project on the GR736, expertise at your service…