Mont Lozère

Mont Lozère (Occitan: Mont Losera) is the highest peak in the Cévennes, a subrange of the Massif Central in France. It is 1,699 metres (5,574 ft) above sea level and lies within the Cévennes National Park.

Mont Lozère
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Highest point
Elevation1,699 m (5,574 ft)
Coordinates44°25′34″N 3°44′21″E / 44.42611°N 3.73917°E / 44.42611; 3.73917Coordinates: 44°25′34″N 3°44′21″E / 44.42611°N 3.73917°E / 44.42611; 3.73917
Geography
Mont Lozère is located in France
Mont Lozère
Mont Lozère
Parent rangeCévennes

Mont Lozère is commonly used for skiing during the winter months.[1] It is also a popular destination for student groups during the summer months. It offers some stunning natural scenery and is covered by coniferous plantations and 'broom' scrub moorland.

Mount Lozere is the source of the River Tarn, and also the highest point on the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (GR 70), a popular long-distance path following approximately the route travelled by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1878 and described in his book Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes.[2][3] The GR70 follows a draille (drove road) across the mountain, marked by montjoies (standing stones).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home page" (in French). Station de ski du Bleymard–Mont Lozère. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  2. ^ Stevenson, Robert Louis (1905) [1879]. "The Country of the Camisards" . Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 123–129  – via Wikisource.
  3. ^ a b Castle, Alan (2007). The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (2nd ed.). Cicerone. pp. 125–127. ISBN 978-1-85284-511-7.