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Le gite
de La Champ

short or long stay
 b&b or selfcatering cottage for groups, famillies and friends 4 a 35 people

Tariffs, disponibillit
& condonditions

Gîte de La Champ
Tel : 
00 33 (0)6 85 48 96 53

Welcome in La Champ, ancient farmhouse

holiday cottage at the Causse Méjean,
highland dominating the Gorges du Tarn 

holiday cottage groups accomodation, hiking, causse-mejean gorges du Tarn, outdoor, discovery

For the latest news please visit our blog at (french)

The hamlet Le gîte de La Champ is a charming restored holiday cottage on the  highland le Causse Méjean, bordering the Gorges du Tarn.
It is specially well equiped for groups of friends of families to stay, groups upto 29 people.
The limestone traditional  farm is geographical well placed for outdoor activities and touristc trips

Often we receive groups practising speleology, yoga, horseriding,  cycletourism or mountainbiking (VTT), hiking, climbing, gliding, music, dance,....
Also groups of children or adolescents were very pleased to stay here.

Rustic c
omfort; the sleepingplaces are organised in bedrooms, dormitories and yurt.

La Champ is an harmonious ensemble composed of three caracteristic Causse buildings of the18th century around a spacious farmyard...

· The first building is composed of a kitchen of 30 m², a dining room of 35 m², a sleepingroom with 10 beds (possibility to place one more on demand), sanitairy installations with showers and a stockroom.

· The second building at the first floor a dormitory of 50 m²  with 12 beds. Groundfloor an ensemble whitch might function independently, composed of a kitchen, living-dining room, showers, toilets, a bedroom for 2/4 people and bedroom for 2 people.

· The third building, an former sheepsfold is a big vaulted room of 43,2 m², spacious living and nice for indoor activities

· The fourth lodging possibility is an Mongolian Yurt for 4/5 people.

The charm of the place is space
The former farm lies in 4,5 ha of meadows, surrounded by forest,
Nice place to do games or receive horses or donkeys.

The view is unic, without any piece of civilisation visible, and tranquillity is   absolute. Clear nights offers unforgettable stars...


Le gite la Champ is situated at the Causse MEJEAN, at 950 meters altitude, near the Cevennes National Park, South of France...


The Causse Méjean lies at the extreme South of the Massif Central with mediterranean climate influences :  relatively dry ;
cold Winters and warm Summers.

Equipments :

Kitchen :
Professional cooker with big oven , crookery and equipment for groups,
table with bancs of wood, open fire place.

Bedding : individual beds, with mattress.
Plllows and sheets on demand.

Outside : Barbecue, Breadoven, Parasols

Games and leisure equipments : archery targets, bowls (pétanque), books, comics and Hi Fi.
Video, screen and Hi Fi on demand.

At proximity - services :
You can buy nice  local
at the surrounding farms, at Toulousette, at Freisse or Mativet.
The bakery is in Mas Saint Chély (3 mn )
Several auberges and restaurants in the neighbourhood welcome you, at Nivoliers ( 4 km) or in Mas Saint Chély.
For shopping you can go to Florac, Sainte Enimie and Meyrueis
If you want to have a meal being served at your house by someone else, please contact us, to know  catering services in the neighbourhhood.

Gliding -Vol a voile - Club de Chanet - Causse Méjean

Croix de Buffre

Cathedrale Mende


Access :

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Maps on :
indicating La Champ in the case
 " ville-lieudit "


Ø Paris : 630 km
Ø Genève : 410 km
Ø Lyon : 260 km
Ø Marseille : 250 km
Ø Clermont Ferrand : 200 km
Ø Montpellier : 180 km
Ø Nîmes : 150 km

Le Causse Méjean
Thee Causse Méjean, is central situated in the Grand National Site of the Gorges du Tarn, recently classified world heritage by the 'UNESCO

The Causse Méjean is one of the Grands Causses situated North of the Cevennes, like the Causse de Sauveterre and the Causse LARZAC.
This fabulous highland is a limestone table plateau of 33.000 ha, with an average altitude of about 900 m.

The Causse Méjean is delimit on the North side by the Gorges du Tarn, on the South and South West by the Gorges de la Jonte and South East by le Tarnon river.

This Causse is the less habited of the Grands Causses (1,5 h/Km²), remarkable by its singular steppe landscape, dessined by traditional sheepbreeding since the 14th century .
Lost in the middle of these vaste spaces you can enjoy the view at beautiful traditional farmhamlets,
built of natural stone with vaulted roofing. 



On the programm : Hiking - swimming - cycle tourism and mountainbiking, - canoeing - climbing - spelology - canyoning- hanggliding - fishing

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If you wish, we can advise you how and where to do this outdoor activities and how to prepare your stay, don't hesitate to contact us !

Hiking : No car needed, off the cottage you can immediately take numerous hiking tracks or biking tracks ( VTT), which leads you through the open nude spaces of the Causse, with orchidées and wild lavande sauvages, and more interesting Flora and Fauna

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2 Grand Randonnées :

Le GR 60 and le " Tour du Causse Méjean " are passing nearby

Swimming in le Tarn or la Jonte river makes childrens joy.



The descent of the Gorges du Tarn by
canoe is absolutely a must.
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Le Causse Méjean, who has several hundreds of caves is a reknown place for
for less sportive people a visit to the Aven Armand, is seriously recommended.  

The Gorges du Tarn and Gogres de la Jonte are very apreciated by climbers all over the world, there are numerous equiped
climbing  spots. 
Google proposes several websites dealing "Jonte" and "escalade"

Gliding : Those who like to see the landscape from above can take flight courses and fly over the Gorges du Tarn or the viaduct of Millau.
Gliding -Vol a voile - Club de Chanet - Causse Méjean
Close to La Champ, the gliding club  :
proposes flight courses for beginners and and advanced.

Fishing passionated will find different rivers of qualitiy around the Causse MEJEAN.  

Vultures living in the rocks of the Gorges de la Jonte are circling around  there on daytime.

DISCOVERY : architecture - Fauna & Flora 

You will discover on your road  ancient farms , cultural heritage with nartural stone architecture, vaulted with heavy slatestone roofs resisting to centuries...

Architecture calcaire

Te Millau viaduct is quit nearby. You also can visit it by airplane or hangglider off the  airoclub of Chanet, situated at 3 km of La Champ.

The last PRZEWALSKI horses, prehistoric race, non domesticable, did find refuge on the Causse MEJEAN  - picture

Each year Florac organises a  endurance equestrian the 160 km de Florac, and other courses d'endurance permit to admire the mos beautiful endurance horses of Europe.

The Sheepbreeding farmers and the production place of the famous Roquefort cheese are nice to visit and a plaisure to taste.

The vulture has been reintroduced with success and counts several colonies living in the Gorges de la Jonte nowadays.


 Flore du Causse


      Booking & availability

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View over  La Champ

Road on the Causse

Sainte Enimie
Sainte Enimie
Tariffs and conditions
The cottage functions with meals or selfcatering. It's all inclusive, variating price, depends of the period, the number of days and the size (partly or completely) of renting. 
We communicate you the tariff on demand by e-mail : or phone 00 33 (0)6 85 48 96 53 . Approximately it's price variates in between 10 a 15 € per person per day (depending on number of people, season...
Booking :
By mail with deposit of 30 %
Payment : 30 % while booking, the rest 15 days before arrival
Deposit :
250 € while arriving. 
Restituated after visit of the place and deduction of heating-costs
Supplements - Tourist-tax ( 0,60 €)
Electricity - consumption counter, (price in force)
Heating wood : quantity used (price in force-
about 70 € /m3)
Minimum stay
:2  days,
depending on season, schoolholidays and disponibility.
Cleaning-service done by a exterior person, is possible in some periods for : 60 a 110 €
Other informations disponible on our blog
or by e-mail

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Gorges du Tarn

The main kitchen of La Champnte

Gîte de La Champ
Tel : 0033 
0)6 85 48 96 53

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