Camping near the Cirque de Navacelles
The Cirque de Navacelles is located astride the departments of the Hérault and the Gard, in the southern part of the Cévennes National Park, classified as UNESCO World Heritage since 2011. This marvellous place is a “must-see”.
The Cirque de Navacelles is located in the gorges of la Vis. Within this site, classified as a place to be protected by the network of Grand Sites de France (Great Sites of France), mother nature has created some beautiful places. The river has buried itself deeply into the steep sides of the Cirque and created a giant meander which hasn’t flowed for 6000 years. This phenomenon is unique from its formation and has created a one-off site in Europe. Thanks to this, the “cirque” is more than just a geological curiosity, it is also the result of the alchemy between man and nature. This natural protected area includes a complex local structure and an exceptional biodiversity. The Cirque regroups numerous treasures that will enchant walkers, bikers and tourists.
Walks and hikes near the Cirque de Navacelles
There are many walks around the Cirque de Navacelles from the village of Vissec to Madières. The two villages are separated by an impressive canyon that is 17 km long and surrounded by steep limestone cliffs.
On foot or by bike
The Gorges of la Vis can be visited on foot, by bike or even by car. These circuits offer numerous panoramas onto the Cirque de Navacelles. You will discover a protected place containing plenty of natural riches. When using the footpaths within the Cirque, you might be lucky enough to see a Royal Eagle.
Furthermore, you will be able to admire the many Mediterranean plants that populate the versant of the cirque. The intoxicating scents of the scrubland, Holm oaks, boxwoods, junipers and cedars are almost overwhelming. Along the length of the river de la Vis, the big variety trees create a relaxing and cooling atmosphere. Plenty of city dwellers come here too cool off and make the most of the tranquil way of life.
The place is also at the start of a signposted walk of 10 km that takes you to the resurgence of the Foux. The river de la Vis goes underground and this is the point where it comes back out into the open. The walk takes you to an old mill, le Moulin de la Foux. The mill has been partially restored and now houses a permanent exhibition that explains the history of the valley of the Vis and the Cirque de Navacelles.
Swimming and waterfalls
At the heart of the cirque, in the gorges of the Vis there is the waterfall of Navacelles. This waterfall was created after the river abandoned its meanders. The water from la Vis flows noisily into a large basin, also fed by other small waterfalls. You can get to the waterfall by car or thanks to a free shuttle service going from the viewpoint of the Baume d’Auriol (on the Hérault side of the cirque). Swimming isn’t forbidden but it is considered dangerous as the water is cold all year round.
Camping with swimming pool near the circus
It’s about 40 km from the cirque de Navacelles that the Camping d’Anglas is located. The campsite is an ideal point to begin exploring the region, including the cirque de Navacelles and the Gorges of la Vis. Indeed, the campsite has an ideal location and is situated on the border of the Cévennes National Park. This campsite stands out thanks to its double identity thanks to its two labels : Green Key and Organic vineyard.
Thanks to the warm welcome offered and numerous services, you will be able to make the most of some unusual accommodation such as a Gypsy caravans, lodges, winemaker cabins and wooden chalets.
Comfortable and fully equipped, all these buildings fit into the landscape of rolling hills covered in vineyards. To everyone’s joy, there is a natural swimming pool, a children’s club and a restaurant to complete you camping experience at the Domaine d’Anglas.
The Domaine D’Anglas campsite and its team wish you a lovely holiday at the cirque de Navacelle and the gorges of la Vis.