Posts Index

Balazuc and Viel Audon2023/12/28Balazuc is a picturesque village sitting on a rocky hillside on the left bank of …Trails2023-12-28 19:42:22
The Rouveyrac trail2022/12/13My first time on this trail was in 2010. The trail was in good condition …Trails2022-12-13 20:45:14
Mapping software update2022/02/09Starting from 1 February 2022, the French mapping institute (IGN : Institut Géographique National renamed …Cartography2022-02-09 21:57:34
Abandoned rail lines in the Uzège district2021/11/11The group of trails described in this article allow interested walkers to see a number …Trails2021-11-11 17:25:43
Vineyards and Camisards2021/11/07The little town of Castelnau-Valence is surrounded by many hectares of vineyards sometimes seeming to …Trails2021-11-07 19:43:20
Happiness Lost2021/11/04The “Perte du Bonheur” Mount Aigoual, the second highest peak in the Cévennes, is a …Trails, , , , 2021-11-04 21:36:31
Orchids in June2021/10/30The Clos Gaillard, near the French administrative town of Nimes has a story to tell. …Trails, 2021-10-30 21:31:33
PNC hiking data online2021/10/30PNC = Parc National des Cévennes When our club first put a hiking track online …Topo Guides2021-10-30 14:28:38
The pond at La Capelle2020/10/07Contrary to places like Canada or Sweden, there are very few natural lakes in the …Trails, , 2020-10-07 20:55:56
The Villaret Trail2020/08/07The Luech river starts at the foot of the “Signal du Ventalon” (a 1300 m …Trails, 2020-08-07 20:55:06
Easy walking around Villeneuve-les-Avignon2019/12/31Villeneuve-les-Avignon is located on the right bank of the Rhone river, right across from Avignon. …Trails, 2019-12-31 14:24:30
Ardèche volcanoes2019/02/07The high plateau in the Ardèche department, north of the upper Ardèche valley is full …Trails2019-02-07 12:26:34
A hikers guide to the Ardèche Geopark2019/01/30In the French “massif central”, between Clermont-Ferrand and the summits of the Haut-Languedoc, there is …Topo Guides, 2019-01-30 18:05:27
Exploring Aigaliers and surroundings2018/03/11Here are 4 trails that explore the landscapes around the village of Aigaliers (located in …Trails, , , , , 2018-03-11 22:00:02
Bauxite2018/02/04abandoned mine works / mine abandonnée This circuit starting from Maussane-les-Alpilles winds along quiet streets …Trails, 2018-02-04 14:13:29
Bourdic’s strange rock sculptures2018/02/04This circuit starts from the Bourdic wine coop, just north of the centre of the …Trails, 2018-02-04 11:07:54
Banne and the Granzon2018/01/02Banne, a village in the southern part of the Ardèche department is known principally for …Trails, 2018-01-02 09:53:50
The Mont Paon Castrum2018/01/01This loop starts from a parking spot on the D33a and passes by the Montpaon …Trails, , 2018-01-01 16:55:59
From Barre to Col du Rey2017/12/31barre rocheuse/rocky outcrop Barre-des-Cévennes sits under a rocky outcrop (possibly the origin of the name) …Trails, , , 2017-12-31 10:53:59
Exploring the “plans inclinés”2017/11/06Just north-west of Alès, these five different walking routes explore the ruins and visible remains …Trails, , , , , , 2017-11-06 20:36:59
Graveyard sheet steel2017/11/05According to different sources the little used french word “cabistous” is a regional term used …Heritage, 2017-11-05 15:43:54
The Calanques of Marseille2017/10/02In south central France, everyone has heard of the “Calanques”, a zone of low but …Trails, , , , 2017-10-02 12:20:52
Nineteenth century coal and the “plans inclinés”2017/09/27Coal mines, railroads, businessmen and engineers The story of the “plans inclinés” starts around 1853. …Heritage, , , , , , 2017-09-27 20:27:01
A coal mining valley2017/09/27La Vernarède was a coal mining town in the second half of the 19th century …Trails, 2017-09-27 20:19:45
Mas de l’Ancienne Église2017/07/31This easy loop starts from the town hall in Aigaliers and goes through some surprising …Trails2017-07-31 21:28:05
Liaucous and the Tarn Gorge2017/07/21This hike starts in Liaucous just downstream from the end of the famous Tarn gorge. …Trails, 2017-07-21 20:51:33
The upper Dourbie river2017/07/19The Dourbie river starts on the Lingas, a mountain region just south of Mount Aigoual …Trails, , , 2017-07-19 22:00:20
The tower of Brison2017/05/08In september of 2016, our club hike took us to the upper Beaume river valley …Trails, , 2017-05-08 21:03:09
Les Fumades2017/05/07This hike loops around several hamlets in the municipality of Allègre-les-Fumades. Les Fumades was a …Trails2017-05-07 09:27:33
Altitude measurements2017/05/03I used a Garmin GPS 64 to record altitudes during a recent hike along the …Tech2017-05-03 20:33:20
Rivermills on the Vidourle2017/05/02In these parts, almost everyone has heard of the river Vidourle. It’s famous for flash …Trails, , 2017-05-02 20:45:07
A bad day for measurements2017/02/27Here are the results of another try at comparing GPS track logs – in particular …Cartography, , 2017-02-27 20:45:13
The Eschino d’Azé and the Cham des Bondons2017/02/24On the western end of Mount Lozère a limestone plateau known as the “Cham des …Heritage, Trails, , , , 2017-02-24 18:04:27
WordPress mapping plugins2017/02/22This site, built with WordPress, uses a couple plug-ins for mapping. They are Leaflet Map …Cartography, Tech, , 2017-02-22 21:21:44
A Cévennes panorama2017/02/20This hiking trail starts from a spot in Saint-Sebastien d’Aigrefeuille about 9 km from Alès …Trails, 2017-02-20 21:48:40
GPS trackers and altitude2017/02/17Any attempt to get a good fix on cumulative climbing using GPS devices (handhelds, or …Tech, , , 2017-02-17 22:04:05
Crossing the Nesque gorge2017/02/16Over the past 3 years, I drove the Nesque Gorge highway a couple times. It’s …Trails, 2017-02-16 21:14:07
Hiking in Lozere2017/02/16I came across this little book while in Mende in the summer of 2016. The …Topo Guides2017-02-16 15:41:36
The Garmin GPSMap 64s2017/02/16For 10 years I used the Garmin GPSmap60CSX. I used it with Garmin maps that …Tech, 2017-02-16 15:17:19
Bell gables2017/02/12A common feature of Romanesque churches in south-central France is the bell gable. These constructions …Heritage, 2017-02-12 10:58:34
Chabrolières2017/02/11Chabrolieres : at the low end of a valley near the Vivarais Corniche, and just …Heritage2017-02-11 13:37:19
On the Puecheral2017/02/11Near Florac in the Cévennes Causse region on the southwest flanc of Mount Lozère, one …Trails, , 2017-02-11 09:02:56