Access to Cirque by motor vehicle

To reach the territory of the Grand Site du Cirque de Navacelles, we suggest a few discovery trails : between the gorges of the Hérault, the gorges of the Arre and the gorges of the Vis and the vast stretches of the three Causses of the Larzac, of Blandas and of Campestre-et-le-Luc. Through these different itineraries, you can discover the cultural heritage of agropastoralism, its landscapes, the exceptional biodiversity (wildlife and plants), the megaliths (dolmens, cromlechs, menhirs…). 

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With a motorised vehicle :

Access is proposed to the belvederes. It is not recommended to go down into the gorges, especially not in camper vans, for which equipped parking spaces are available in the communes of the site (consult our interactive map or the situation map).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery routes are suggested from :


Montpellier

From Lodève – a journey of 1h20 / 83km / motorway exit junction n°53

Take the A75 to Lodève and exit the motorway at Junction 53, then take the D25 direction Soubès – Saint-Etienne-de-Gourgas et Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage, continue on the D25 direction Vacquerie-et-Saint-Martin-de-Castrie (without going into the village) carry on until you reach Saint Maurice-Navacelles and turn left before the end of the village onto the D130 in the direction of the Baume Auriol belvedere (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).

Beware, it is not advisable for big vehicles to go down into the gorges, as they are difficult to negotiate


From Le Caylar – a journey of 1h30 / 100km/ motorway exite junction n°49

Take the A75 until you get to the Caylar exit the motorway at  junction 49, then take the D9 in the direction of Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage, cross the village and  continue on the D25  direction Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, turn left before the end of the village take the D130 direction Baume Auriol belvedere (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).

This route is advised for camper-vans


From the Col de vent – a journey of 1h10 / 70km

Take the A750 to Saint André-de-Sangonis, exit the motorway at junction 58 then follow the D9 direction Montpeyroux. After Montpeyroux, pass Arboras then drive to Vacquerie-Saint-Martin de Castrie.Cross the village then turn right onto  the D25 direction Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, turn left before the end of the village then take the D130 direction Baume Auriol belvedere (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).

 

Nîmes

From Le Vigan – a journey of 01h35 / 86km / follow the D999 in the direction of Le Vigan

After le Vigan, take the D48 on your left direction Avèze, cross the village and continue on the D25 direction Montdardier. At the end of the village, take the D113 on your right direction Blandas, then at the end of Blandas, take the D713 direction the belvederes of Blandas (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).


From Le Vigan – a journey of 2h00
 / 109km / follow the D999 in the direction of Le Vigan

Cross le Vigan, and continue on the D999 in the direction of Molières-Cavaillac – Bez et Esparon, continue on the D999  direction Alzon (without going into the village). Turn left before the tunnel, take the D158 in the direction of Blandas, then at the end of Blandas, take the D713 direction the Blandas belvederes (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).

This route is advised for camper-vans

 

Millau

From Millau via Alzon and the Vis valley – a journey of 1h10 / 68km

Take the A75/E11 direction Montpellier. Continue on the A75/E11 until junction 48 « L’Hospitalet du Larzac – Cornus – Le Vigan ».

Take the D7/D999 direction le Vigan – Alzon. Cross the village of la Blaquererie and  Sauclières (without going into the village), continue on the D999 direction Alzon, before leaving the village turn right, take the D814 direction Vissec. Cross the village and take the D113 direction Blandas. Then at the end of Blandas, take the D713 direction Blandas belvederes (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).


From Millau via the Couvertoirade – a journey of 
1h20 / 79km

Take the D809 direction la Cavalerie, without going into the village continue until the two roundabouts then take the A75 / E11 direction  L’Hospitalet du Larzac – Cornus – Le Vigan. Continue on the A75 / E11 until junction 48, at the roundabout take the third exit onto the  D809 « La Couvertoirade ». Cross the hamlet Les Infruts then the hamlet La Pézade, then turn left onto the D55 direction la Couvertoirade.  Continue on the D55 direction le Caylar, cross the village then take the D9  direction Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage and la Vacquerie-et-Saint-Martin-de-Castries (without going into the village). Continue on the D25 direction Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, turn left before the end of the village then take the D130 direction la Baume Auriol belvedere (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).

 

Other routes to discover 
(Be careful, these routes are not all easy for camper vans, check  the part of the site dedicated to camper vans)

– From Nîmes journey 1h50 / 98km or from Montpellier journey 1h40 / 83km via Ganges / Madières / la Baume Auriol

In Ganges, after Super U, take the D25  direction Saint-Laurent-le-Minier (without going into the village), follow the D25 until the village of Gorniès then continue on the D25 direction Madières – Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, at the entrance  to the village turn right, take the D130 direction la Baume Auriol belvedere (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).

– From Nîmes journey 1h50 / 93 km or from Montpellier journey 01h40 / 77km via Ganges / Madières / Belvédères de Blandas

Continue on the D25 direction Saint-Laurent-le-Minier (without going into the village) continue on the D25 direction Gorniès carry on until Madières, as soon as you get to the roundabout, turn right onto the D48 direction Rogues. At the top of the zigzags, turn left and take the D158  direction  Blandas. Without going into Blandas, take the D713 to the Blandas belvederes (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).

– From Nîmes journey 02h00 / 109km or Montpellier journey 1h45 / 92km

Through Alzon and the dried up Vis valley

Cross le Vigan, then continue on the D999 direction Molières-Cavaillac – Bez et Esparon, continue on the D999 direction Alzon, before leaving the village turn left and take the D814 direction Vissec, cross the village and take the D113 direction Blandas then at the end of Blandas, take the D713 direction Blandas belvederes (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).

– From Gignac and Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert – journey 1h00 / 43km / follow the D141 in direction of Saint-Jean de- Fos

Continue on the D141 direction Montperoux (cross the village), then take the D9 direction Arboras and la Vacquerie-et-Saint-Martin-de-Castries, (you can take a break at the Col du Vent above the village of Arboras). After crossing the village of la Vacquerie, turn right and take the D25 direction Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, turn left before the edge of the village to take the D130 direction la Baume Auriol belvedere (panoramic view over the Cirque de Navacelles).

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