The Gorges du Tarn in southern France – the biggest, grandest gorges in Europe, north of Millau

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Canoeing at St Chely du Tarn near Sainte Enimie, Gorges du Tarn

Now the kids have gone back to school in France, it’s a good time to visit these gorges. The weather is perfect 29 degrees today! They’re not really well known by many English people. It’s a fantastic place for canoeing, you can hire the canoe for the day, take a picnic and travel miles down the river Tarn just staring up at the gorges, mixed in with swimming of course. Then get a lift back – brilliant day out!

Walking in the gorges - great footpaths

Walking in the gorges – great footpaths, walk leaflets available from the Tourist offices. Some walks very scary for those with vertigo e.g.: ‘The balcon du vertiges” really is what it says….not for the faint hearted.

We camped at La Blaquiere campsite right on the riverside with a beach and swimming. Also there is a lovely little pop-up restaurant where you can get steak and salad and chilled bottles of wine and a little shop that sells the most delicious pate. https://www.google.co.uk/#q=la+blaquiere+camping&safe=off

The beach at La Blaquiere campsite, Gorge du Tarn

The beach at La Blaquiere campsite, Gorge du Tarn – little restaurant is just off to the right

For more info on this area check out these links:

http://www.gorgesdutarn.net http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorges_du_Tarn

http://www.tourisme-aveyron.com/en/discover/unmissables/valley-gorges-tarn.php

This lot is owned by a Parisian family who come down once a year......

On the banks of the Tarn, this house is open during the ‘Patromine’ (heritage) week in September, it’s only accessible by boat across the river Tarn.

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