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Mouflons

On the traces of the mouflon

Credit : © Régis Descamps

The mouflon was introduced for hunting in the 1950s and yet remains little-known or unknown to visitors to the Aigoual mountain range.

2.4 km
1 h 30 mn
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min. 0 m
66 m
-61 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Lat : 44.0590656Lng : 3.6052357
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What is a mouflon?

Marker 1The mouflon is a ruminant mammal related to the domestic sheep....Read more

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André Chamson (1900-1983)

In his works, André Chamson constructed an imaginary Cévennes...Read more

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The saga of the mouflon

Marker 2Twenty-three mouflons were introduced to this mountain range...Read more

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The 4 seasons of the mouflon

Marker 3A vantage point for mouflon spotting, which is equipped with...Read more

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Pic de Barette

Marker 4The Pic de Barette is a perfect viewpoint for spotting a great...Read more

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Managing the species

Marker 5The Cévennes National Park is unusual for a national...Read more

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Head counts

There are two methods for counting mouflons. “Relative abundance...Read more

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The origins of the mouflon

Marker 6L'Abeuradou is located on a draille, a drovers' road for shepherds...Read more

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6 informations complémentaires

Departure

Car park

Arrival

Car park

Ambiance

“7 June 2005. Evening is falling on the Aigoual massif. The air is cooling down after this hot spring day. I'm sitting on a small rock overlooking the heath above the Taleyrac valley. I've been at my post for only a few minutes when a triangular head with two small horns emerges out of the broom a few metres away.  There can be no doubt: it's a young mouflon!”Nicolas Pagès, Fédération des chasseurs du Gard

Access

On the D 548 and D 329 from L'Espérou via the Col de la Lusette pass, towards MandagoutOn the D 170 from Le Vigan towards Mandagout, then on the D 329 towards L'Espérou / Col de la Lusette

Advised parking

Under the pine trees on the plateau, 2 km from the Col de la Lusette pass

Advice

In February 2020, a forest fire affected the path. Please respect the trail markings.You are strongly advised to bring binoculars if you hope to spot mouflons.Horse-riding or mountain-biking are not allowed on or adapted to discovery trails.