Favoris The Méjean cliff path

A Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers walk posted on 04/05/12 by jakash. Update : 26/07/18

Perhaps the most beautiful walk along the Causse Méjean, which traditionally starts out from Le Rozier.
Here, by starting on the cliff top, there is less vertical drop, as you stay between 870 and 720m the whole way.
As well as breath-taking scenery, you can see vultures circling above you and even below you on the cliffs!

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h40[?]
Distance Distance : 4.37mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2251ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 2264ft
Highest point Highest point : 2894ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 2070ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Massif central, Causse Méjean
Location Location : Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers (48150)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.209171° / E 3.242376°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 2641OT
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Description

The hamlet of Cassagnes can be reached via Saint Pierre des Tripiers on the Causse Méjean or via Le Truel in the Jonte Gorges. The car park is situated alongside the footpath (GR6) just after the hamlet of Cassagnes.

(1) Follow the GR footpath "Tour du Causse Méjean" (red and yellow waymarks) on the left (south). After about 1.5km, the footpath comes out on the edge of the Jonte gorges (2). Continue west. After about 800m there is a beautiful viewpoint, the Balcon du Vertige (3).

Continue west and take the Pas du Loup (4), a narrow passage that leads to another beautiful viewpoint between the Vase de Chine and the Vase de Sèvres. Continue along the footpath which bears off to the north.

At the 2 Canyons pass (5), turn right (northeast) on the footpath that takes you up above the Tarn Gorges to reach the Fontaine du Teil (6). Take the path on the left a hundred metres before the spring.

Continue northeast and then turn right (east) to head back to Cassagnes along the GR6.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.38 - alt. mi 0.38
2 : mi 1.14 - alt. mi 1.14 - Edge of the Jonte Gorges
3 : mi 1.63 - alt. mi 1.63 - Balcon du Vertige
4 : mi 2.19 - alt. mi 2.19 - Pas du Loup - Vase de Sèvres et Vase de Chine
5 : mi 2.8 - alt. mi 2.8 - 2 Canyons pass
6 : mi 3.54 - alt. mi 3.54 - Fontaine du Teil
D/A : mi 4.37 - alt. mi 4.37

Useful Information

Exit 42 of the A75 motorway takes you to Les Vignes, at the foot of the Causse Méjean in the Tarn Gorges.
Exit 44.1 takes you to Truel in the Jonte Valley.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 2641OT.

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During the walk or to do/see around

Les Arcs Saint Pierre.
Magnificent natural rock formations to the west of the Causse Méjean, in the commune of Saint Pierre des Tripiers on the slope overlooking the Jonte.

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distance 5.53mi Vertical gain +1296ft Vertical drop -1109ft duration 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Meyrueis - 48 - Lozère

This walk is located on the north side of the Aigoual massif in the Cevennes.
At the summit of the hike you will have a beautiful view of the Causse Mejean and the Valley of Jonte. On a clear day looking west you can see the Millau viaduct.

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