About one hour from the mountains ( Mont Aigoual 1567m) and the Mediterranean, Le Vigan and the surrounding countryside offer a multitude of different visits and activities. Within a 40km radius different landscapes contrast and complement each other. The differing landscapes have influenced everything around them : architecture, flora and fauna...



The Causse

Limestone
A huge plateau where the river Vis has carved out amazing canyons and the outstanding cirque de Navacelles.



The mountain

Granite
From a height of 1567m the meteorological observatory on Mont Aigoual overlooks an enormous forested expanse of protected land.



Hills and valleys

Schist
The sweet chestnut trees grow on the sides of the hills, the rivers flow in the deep valleys. On the terraces, known locally as "faisses", the Cevenol sweet onion is cultivated.