Cirque de Navacelles
Cirque de Navacelles
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Nigel W
Agde, France615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
An absolute must if you are in the Herault and have a day to explore this wonderful natural site. It offers the possibility to take a stroll with shady places to rest in between find the dozens of superb views which offer a paradise for photographers. For those who enjoy a long walk the trails are superb.
Written July 24, 2020
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skipper532006
Burton upon Trent, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is a site seeing must if you are in the area. We drove to the Baume Auriol where there is an Information Centre and the best viewing point to look down on to the Cirque de Navacelles. We then booked a seat at the restaurant which overlooked the landscape, an excellent vantage point.

The view is what could be described as the local answer to the Grand Canyon, really stunning. Then grab your 1 euro walking map from the info centre and off you go, descending down the canyon to trace the river towards the Moulins de la Foux, a waterfall where the river comes out of the mountain cave. The walk was about 10 Kms, but beware although beautiful the trek up and down the hill from the information centre is hard and somewhat of a scramble. You will need water in the Summer. It took us about 4 hours including paddling stops in the river. Well worth half a day, I would recommend that you may wish to drive down into the gorge before walking to the waterfall if you have young children or are wearing flip flops which are not recommended.
Written August 28, 2016
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Robert T
Whitburn, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Although some sites suggest Not driving down, please do the views of the cirque are simply amazing. Remember to take your swimming gear with you as you will want to join in at the waterfall, especially if you have children with you, of any age. The river is slow and shallow and great for younger kids whilst jumping at the falls will excite everyone else. Take some decent shoes and also have a walk around, the actual canyon goes on for miles. My Tip, if you drive down, then take the other road on the way out, you will not be disappointed.
Written July 27, 2017
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docvwLondon
Cardiff, UK213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
A wonderful natural geographic formation, caused by the Vis River which still flows through the gorge. The view from the top where there is a visitor centre and exhibition which describes the ox bow formation is interesting though only in French. There is a brief film also and a decent restaurant and craft shop. The road down to Navacelles a very small little hamlet at the bottom of the gorge is not difficult as long as you proceed cautiously and are happy to drive around hairpin bends (switchbacks). However whilst driving down and coming up again we noticed several campervans and cars towing caravans (trailers) in difficulty so please consider carefully if it is wise for you to attempt the decent if driving one of these vehicles. The little hamlet has a river bathing spot with clean water information and on a hot day was popular with children and adults. There are however steep drops and waterfalls and care/supervision of youngsters is needed. The water was beautifully clean. The village has wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and the visitor centre can be seen at the top. It is a relaxing, scenic and educational experience for the whole family.
Written August 16, 2016
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Geoff M
Mawgan Porth, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Has to be seen to be believed. Well worth the journey down the twisting road. The views both coming in and going out are spectacular. If you can try a circular route so you don't go out the same way you came in.
Written September 23, 2015
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Eleanor159
Newport, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
We had seen this advertised in many places so visited and were amazing at the way nature had made this phenomenon. A viewpoint with an exhibition and restaurant and then a challenging drive down and back up to a little haven of peace and tranquility.
Written June 21, 2018
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happy9710
Ariege, France273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
You can drive down, you can walk down, you can bicycle down... each route has it's views. The geology here is humbling.
Written October 28, 2017
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Lizzie C
New South Wales, Australia112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
If you are visiting the Cevennes this is one place that you MUST visit.... it is exceptional and classified World Heritage. By car, there is a carpark and a short walk to see this amazing Cirque de Navacelles in all it's breathtaking beauty. If you need refreshments there is a restaurant and also a shop where you can buy stunning postcards of panoramic views. The Office de Tourism, Le Vigan also runs guided tours of the Cirque de Navacelles.
Written August 21, 2017
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Jane S
Ulverston, UK740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We were staying a fair distance away from here but we decided on our last day to visit. We were so glad that we had, the drive there was impressive but the view when we arrived stunned us. Don't miss it if you are in the area.
Written May 7, 2017
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ukrandomtraveller
uk491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
The view takes your breath away....like a French mini grand canyon. The views are superb from both sides. Take the trouble to visit the village and the waterfall....you can get to see the waterfall from below if you are a little adventurous! DO NOT miss out on visiting Moulin de la foux. It is where the Vis river emerges from the side of the valley. You park about half way up the northern side of the valley and walk about 1km along a path....be careful if you have young children, as the path although wide and not difficult, does in places go right next to a cliff.
Written June 22, 2016
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