Walking in the Cevennes
31 Walks and the Tour of Mont Lozere
By (author) Janette Norton
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Walking in the Cevennes by Janette Norton
Book DescriptionAn introductory guidebook to the best walking in the Cevennes region of southern France, describing 16 day-walks in the southern Cevennes (based around Le Vignan), 15 day-walks in the northern Cevennes (based around Florac) and a 5-day trek around Mont Lozere. Although just across the River Rhone from Provence, the Cevennes is one of France's wild and unknown regions. Resembling the Scottish Highlands in places (similar in height at a maximum of 1567m, but warmer and with fewer midges), the region includes the 230,000 sq km Parc National des Cevennes and the upper reaches of the Tarn gorge. First introduced to a wider world by Caesar's crossing and then by the young Robert Louis Stevenson and his ?Walks with a Donkey' (1879), the Cevennes still has much that can be freshly explored. Compared with Provence the landscapes are harsher, more mountainous, less populated. The weather is more extreme: winters are cold, windblown and snowy, summers are dry and hot. The Cevennes attracts the walker and explorer who has a taste for a more rugged and subtler landscape. This is Janette Norton's third Cicerone guide to France, following on from her Haute Savoie and Provence guides. Based in the north around Florac and in the south around Le Vigan, the guide explores the walking potential of the region in 31 half- to full-day walks and the well-known five-day circuit of Mont Lozere.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781852843366
(172mm x 116mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cicerone Press
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Walking in Provence - West, Paperback (November 2014)
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Walking in the Haute Savoie: South, Paperback (June 2005)
Guidebook describing 30 walking routes in the area between Chamonix and Annecy, one of a 2-volume guide to walking in the Haute Savoie in the French Alps. The half- to full-day alpine routes and ascents are in the Faucigny/Haut Giffre region (overlooking Chamonix), Cluses, the Samoens/Sixt areas, and the Aravais/Bourne region around Annecy.
Walking in the Haute Savoie: North, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Janette Norton
First volume of a 2-part guide to walking the northern part of France's Haute Savoie to the south of Lake Geneva to the Swiss border including pre-Alp areas Saleve, Chablais, the Valle Verte, with Evian and Morzine amongst places to stay. 30 walks including local summits and ridges, but generally straightforward terrain.
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Author Biography - Janette Norton
Janette Norton lives in France, near Geneva. This is her third Cicerone walking book, following her Haute Savoie and Provence guides.
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