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Crête Plan de Fontmort
Vallée du Gardon St MArtin
Paysage autour du Plan de Fontmort

Fontmort

Credit : nathalie.thomas

A walk alongside an untamed river, passing through varied forests with panoramic viewpoints over the Cévennes. A unique look at the Cévenol valleys.

At the Plan de Fontmort, take the path southeast of the obelisk, which leads to the spring of the Gardon de St-Martin. The path crosses the river several times, then leaves it behind to head for a small valley. The path then winds through the chestnut grove before joining a larger track onto which you turn right. Further on, ignore a path going uphill on the right. Shortly after a small valley, take the first path on the right, which joins the road. Turn right onto the road. Then take the first path on the left, which goes uphill in zigzags. The path joins a track onto which you turn left. After 2 hairpin bends, the track arrives on the ridge. Here, turn right onto the track that follows the ridge. After 750 m, leave the main track to take a path on the right that climbs alongside a fence to the highest point of the ridge. Walk back downhill on the first firebreak, on your right, to return to the Plan de Fontmort.

6.5 km
2 h 45 mn
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401 m
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

Lat : 44.2426135Lng : 3.7209981
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Plan de Fontmort Obelisk

This commemorates the centenary of the Edict of Tolerance, through...Read more

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The ruins of Fontanille tower.

The ruins of this tower stand out against the rocks. The tower's general...Read more

Lat : 44.232706Lng : 3.734013
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Pélardon cheese

  In this valley, goats are the predominant livestock. Their...Read more

Lat : 44.224613Lng : 3.727325
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Trabassac valley

From the ridge, your eye is drawn downwards and southwards into Trabassac...Read more

Lat : 44.229967Lng : 3.722239

6 informations complémentaires

Departure

Plan de Fontmort

Arrival

Plan de Fontmort

Ambiance

This path leads hikers in the footsteps of the Camisards and onto the ridges of the Cévenol valleys. It offers spectacular views over the valley of the Gardon de St-Martin all the way to the white cliffs of Anduze and Mont Aigoual. It crosses woods, chestnut groves and heaths, which once upon time were pastureland and orchards. It runs alongside a river where you may meet herds of goats, and offers a uniquely comprehensive, panoramic view of the Cévenol valleys.

Access

On the D 13, 6 km from Barre-des-Cévennes towards St-Germain-de-Calberte

Advised parking

Plan de Fontmort

Advice

Make sure your equipment is appropriate for the day's weather conditions. Remember that the weather changes quickly in the mountains. Take enough water, wear good shoes and put on a hat. Please close all gates and barriers after yourself.