* France – Lozère and Cévennes with French Receptive
Period : May, June, July, August, September, October
Reference : 09B226
Prix : 410€ Ask for a quote
Discover with this french receptive the former province of Gevaudan encompassing the Margeride moorlands. Visit Aubrac and the limestone plateaux of the « Grands Causses », the Wildlife Reserve where wolves and bisons roam in unspoilt countryside, and take a Steam Train to visit the Bamboo Forest.
D1 Marvejols and the Little Venice of the Lozère (60 km)
Arrive in Marvejols. Lunch followed by free time to explore the medieval town famous for its statue of “the Beast of Gévaudan”, a man-eating wolf-like wild beast that terrorised the region in the 18th century. We continue to La Canourgue, the “Little Venice of the Lozere”, a labyrinth of cobbled streets criss-crossed by lots of little canals. Check-in to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
D2 Château de la Baume & The wolves of Gévaudan (70 km)
We head for the plateau of Aubrac. Visit to the chateau of la Baume whose gilded interior recalls the decor of Versailles. On to Ste Lucie where we stop for lunch then time to explore the village at leisure with its slate-roofed granite houses. We visit the Wildlife Park where nearly 120 wolves from Europe and Canada are free to roam. Dinner. Overnight.
D3 Mende & the bisons of Ste Eulalie (140 km)
Off to Mende where we enjoy a guided tour of the town dominated by its impressive cathedral, and its centuries’ old houses. After lunch we continue to Ste Eulalie via the heather and broom scattered moorlands of la Margeride where you expect to see the “Beast of Gevaudan” behind every rocky outcrop. Our tour of the Bison Park is by horse-drawn carriage. Dinner. Overnight.
D4 Florac & the Cevennes Corniche (175 km)
We set out for Florac where we visit the Cevennes Park Country house. Lunch and a picturesque drive along the corniche road of the Cevennes which offers superb views over the “serres” or jagged ridges of the Cevennes. Check-in to our hotel. Dinner and overnight.
D5 Bamboo Forest by Steam Train Ride (40 km)
We journey by steam train across the countryside of the Cevennes, stopping to visit the bamboo forest, unique in Europe. Lunch then on to visit the Museum of « Santons », figurines used to decorate the Christmas crib. Over 200 figurines on display recreate the life and times of long ago. Dinner. Overnight.
D6 Pont du Gard (80 km)
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2 star hotels, full board excluding drinks, in the region of Aumont, Aubrac and Ales, from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 6
Guided Tours (excluding entrance fees) of Mende and the Pont du Gard
Entrance Fees: château of Baume, Wildlife Park, Cevennes Park Countryhouse, Bamboo Forest, Santon Museum
Horse drawn carriage around the Bison Park
Steam Train in the Cevennes from St Jean du Gard to Anduze
Free Places: 21st pers. in a single room and 42nd pers. sharing a double room
Mondoramas is also a Destination Management Company (DMC) specialized in group travel to/for :
Single room supplement (5nts) :135 €
Per meal : 1/4 wine 3.30 €, coffee 1.70 €
An evening of tales and legends : 190 €/ group