Lozère, land of the great outdoors
La Canourgue, it is small lozérienne Venice a hâvre of greenery and of tranquilité in the valley of the Lot between plateau of Sauveterre, Tarn Gorge and plateau of Aubrac.
You can benefit of your stay La Canourgue to discover the diversity of the landscapes and the lozériens ecosystems. Ideal stage on saint Guilhem-le-Désert’s path.
All about La Canourgue
La Canourgue is located in the southern part of Lozere at 600 meters up ( 1800 feet up). It counts 2500 inhabitants.
It is a typical village of Lozere and Massif Central. You will enjoy walking along the channels, through the streets of the Old City, the Pré Commun or the lovely Place au blé…
The main feasts are the bachelor feast (April), the brocante feast (2nd sunday of August) where you can buy or sell ancient furniture and items, the village feast at the end of August.
The Lot valley
The Lot river source is located in Lozere close to the Mount Lozère . It then goes to Bagnols les Bains, Mende, Chanac and La Canourgue…
The high valley of the Lot river is rich in astonishing landscapes : red-stones villages, chestnut trees forests, green meadows… You will also find some nice fishing spots…
The Causse de Sauveterre
A few kilometers far from La Canourgue, you reach the Sauveterre Causse with utterly different landscapes. Here water is scarce and the soil is chalky. The farms are built in calcerous stones with a typical architecture.
On the Causse, you will find plenty of trails where to go for a walk, for a bicycle ride or a ride on on horseback. Here, you may cross sherpherds and their sheep flocks. Their milk is used to prepare the famous Roquefort and Feta.