Cirque de Navacelles

Cirque de Navacelles, Saint-Maurice-Navacelles: Hours, Address, Cirque de Navacelles Reviews: 5/5

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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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India3,256 contributions
The cirque is best viewed along the roads from St Maurice Navacelles (the winding D130/717 to Blandas. Tthese are extremely narrow mountainous roads, so need careful navigation. The Vis river eroded this section of deep valley and created a lake (which eventually dried up). It’s a sight to behold. The little village of Navacelles now occupies the bottom of the valley, nestled in this oxbow.
Written July 12, 2022
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain9,932 contributions
Friends
Cirque de Navacelles is a natural cirque located near Haut-Languedoc Regional Park, in the South of France. We came here and did a hike from the upper part of the cirque to the town called Navacelles, located in the middle of the cirque. During the excursion, you can see very beautiful views of the cirque and the town. In the town, you can see a little waterfall and a stone bridge, which are very nice. Also, you can go up to a little mountain, where there is a stone religious statue and very beautiful views of the town and the cirque, and after you can go to any bar to drink a beverage like a beer. Very nice place.
(See also La Grotte des Demoiselles, Ancienne Église St. Sauveur, Église St. Sauveur, Más Guilhou Café and Prieuré Saint-Michel de Grandmont)
Written July 1, 2022
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Nigel W
Agde, France618 contributions
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
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, UK42 contributions
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, UK223 contributions
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
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, UK25 contributions
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, France285 contributions
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
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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