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Stop in the town Le pont de Montvert village full of history

Stop in the town Le pont de Montvert village full of history

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Stop in the town Le pont de Montvert village full of history

After going to see the first snow that fell on Mount Lozere, I drove by car to the town “Le pont de  Montvert”. It is one of its villages full of history. The Pont de Montvert was one of the most ardent centers of Protestantism in the Cévennes, and it was from there that the rising of the Camisards began on 24/7/1702, following the murder of the Archpriest of Chayla. William of Grimoard, future pope under the name of Urban V, was born at the castle of Grizac in 1309.

In the heart of the Cévennes National Park, 75% of its territory is in the heart of the park, the commune of Pont-de-Montvert-Sud-Mont-Lozère extends on the southern flanks of Mont Lozère. The Tarn takes its source on its territory, crosses the town between the mountain mass of the Lozère and massive of the Bougés.

The Rouméjon bridge and its clock tower (originally a toll tower) is part of the supplementary inventory of historic monuments. It crosses the Tarn river at the site of an ancient ford at the historical borders between two Provinces, two dioceses.

The Cévennes and Mont-Lozère.

A beautiful and rebellious nature, between Aigoual and Mont Lozère, to the south of the department, the country of the Cevennes presents a strong contrast between the rigor of mountain life and the mild Mediterranean climate. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, this land, harsh in its history and rough character, was the theater of the Camisards’ war and the fief of the Huguenots.

For all lovers of green tourism and outdoor activities: hiking trails, climbing walls, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, horseback riding, skiing … The Pont Montvert is the ideal place. It is also the country of the schist and ravined valleys, steep rocks, steep slopes at the bottom of which vagabond quantities of streams and torrents. It is the land of maquis and forests of beech, pine and especially chestnut grove.

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