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Hike around Margeride in Lozere department from La Bastide-Puylaurent viaLe Thort, La Molette, Prevencheres, Larzalier, Laubert, Lac de Charpal, Vitrollettes, Vitrolles, Rieutort-de-Randon, Javols, Le Cheylaret, Les Estrets, Chabanes Planes, Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole, Le Rouget, La Roche, Sainte-Eulalie, Combes, Le Chayla d'Ance, Grandrieu, La Fage, L'Herm, Auroux, Briges, Fontanes, Naussac, Langogne, Saint-Flour-de-Mercoire, Fouzillac, Cheylard-l'eveque, Lac de l'Auradou, Luc, Pranlac and Laveyrune. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn.

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Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths

Around Margeride (Lozere)


La Margeride is known for being the setting of the story of the Beast of Gevaudan, a mysterious creature that is said to have killed over 100 people in the 1760s. La Margeride is a region with a preserved nature. It is home to a diverse fauna and flora, including many endemic species. The fauna of La Margeride is dominated by deer, roe deer, wild boars, and foxes. It also includes raptors such as buzzards, falcons, and eagles. The flora of La Margeride is composed of beech forests, spruce forests, and pine forests. It also includes meadows, heathlands, and peat bogs.

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Distance: 195km, Elevation maximum: 1486m, Elevation minimum: 839m, Elevation gain uphill: 4217m
IGN Maps: Largentiere Labastide-Puylaurent Vivarais Cevenol - 2838OT. La Bastide-Puylaurent - 2738E. Grandrieu - 2737O. Langogne - 2737E. Mende - 2638E. Saint-Amans - 2637E. Mont-Lozere Florac Pn des Cevennes - 2739OT. Le Bleymard - 2738O.




La Bastide-Puylaurent: L'Etoile Guest House, 06 83 99 70 86, Email
Former resort Hotel built in 1926 in the architectural style typical of the "Roaring Twenties", L'Etoile Guest house is a mountain retreat in the South of France. Beautiful park along the Allier River. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Private parking. GR®: 7, 70, 72, 470, 700. GRP®: Ardechoise, Margeride, Cevenol. Many Hiking loops.

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Margeride, is an harmonious mix of trees, fields, moors and clear streams. Cattle farming region, essentially of bovine, it is, on the economic sector, one of the wealthiest of the department... Land of legends, it is the heart of the ancient province of the Gevaudan where, over two centuries ago, stroke the famous beast which killed, as it is said, at least a hundred people. Javols, famous for his excavation, is now only a small village, after having been the capital of the Gevaudan. Region of granite, la Margeride is becoming depopulated, like the other regions of Lozere. The blinds only open during the summer time, thanks to the natives who come back where they passed their childhood for the summer break.


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Nearby paths:
Around Tanargue (Ardeche)
Around Truyere Gorges (Cantal, Lozere)
Around Monts Aubrac (Lozere-Aveyron-Cantal)
Around Chassezac river (Lozere)
Around Ardechoise mountain (Ardeche)
The Cevenol (Lozere, Ardeche, Gard)
GR®4 From Atlantic to Mediterranean
GR®7 Watershed line From Vosges to Pyrenees
GR®43 From Faisses Pass to Ste Eulalie (Lozere)
GR®65 Santiago de Compostela trail
GR®70 Stevenson trail
GR®72 From Les Chambons (Ardeche) to Barre-des-Cevennes (Lozere)
GR®470 Allier River
GR®700 Regordane way


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L'Etoile Guesthouse between Cevennes, Ardeche and Lozere in the South of France

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier river, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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