Chambres et table d'hôtes en Cévennes

The ''jeu de boules" ground and table-tennis table are at the disposal of amateurs.
If you like a walk, the chestnut grove lies at two steps of the farm. Within half an hour you might have walked the path in the shade of large trees and you can return to Lou Rey by another way.
Collet de Dèze village of 700 inhabitants lies at 4 km, there you will find all trades and services.
In autumn, gourmands might find mushrooms like boletus and chanterelles in the beautiful coloured chestnut forest.
The visit of the farm permits children to discover the animals and to take part, if they want, in the daily little jobs.

 

To discover in the surroundings

Situated in the peripherical zone of the  Cevennes National Park,  Lou Rey is the ideal place to discover various exceptional sites.
The Cevennes  National Park Cévennes was created in 1970 ; and classified world reserve of biosphere by the  UNESCO in 1985.  
With 58047 ha of forest, and 3000 km of marked paths, hiking tracks and excursions within 25 Km will not fail :

Le pont de Montvert
, typical Cevennes village which past becomes present at each step in its cuty little streets.

Saint Germain de Calberte, with le Château Saint Pierre restored in a medieval spirit.

Florac
, which castle is the seat of Cevennes National Parc, absolotely  recommanded to visit..
Numerous prehistoric sites like the renown menhirs des Bondons, on te mont Lozère, where at least 
150 menhirs and 30 dolmens have been drawn up for 4000 years.

In our neighbor department le Gard you can choose to visit : le Pont du Gard with its 2000 years of history, the arenas of Nimes,  the Magne tower and the many  Roman vestiges.

La bambouseraie of Anduze
and its famous steam train connecting Anduze to Saint Jean du Gard, passing by the bambou gardens.

You will discover a splendid panorama going to le Mont Lozère ou le Mont Aigoual, but also various museums, (of : silk, protestantism, du candies, oldtimers etc.),
The mine témoin a real coal-mine exhibition, visuali-
sing the former main income of the Alès basin. 

Further, (50 km) in the gorges du Tarn or the gorges de l'Ardèche, you can pratise canoeing.

You can take a refreshing visit in the cave  l'aven Armand or those of l'Orgnac, as well as in many other caves in the region.

Then, adults and children, do not be afraid of the legend of the beast of Gevaudan and come in, so we can tell you....

With an abundant and protected flora and fauna the "Parc National des Cévennes" did increase its natural richnesses, while preserving human activity.

 

The transhumance

The transhumance the yearly sheeptrack s a traditional activity in the Cevennes. 
In June the shepherds leave the plains with a giant herd moving to  the abundant green meadows on the heights of the Mont Lozère.
It is a long way, the so-called Draille. Departure in Cendras, halt for the night in les Ayres, then on the Col de la Croix de Berthel. 

Three days of walk further, shepherds and sheep arrive at the fortified farm of l'Aubaret, at the feed of granitic chaoses,
the 1200 animals will graze tilf half Septem-
ber. Date to return to Cendras in the Gard.


Sheepherd climbing to the Mont Lozère, surrounded by broom and flowers crossing the commune of Saint Maurice de Ventalon.

transhumance cévennes


 The decorated herd grazes on the top of le Mortissou, close to les Ayres.

Transhumence aux Ayres

Arrival at the Mont Lozère at the faem l’Aubaret (altitude 1200 m).

Chambre & Table d'hotes en cévennes

Chambres et table d'hôte Lou Rey
00 33 (0)6 87 81 68 16
48160 - le Collet de Dèze - France
e-mail  :  contact@lou-rey.com