In the heart of the basaltic flows of Jaujac
In the heart of the basaltic flows of Jaujac

In the heart of the basaltic flows of Jaujac

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Go to the discover of the most beautiful basalt flows of Europe. You will be seduce of points of view and calades.
This loop that depart from the village center of Jaujac picturesque village will bring you from the spectacular basaltic flow site to the discovery of its diferent belvedere.

3 points of interest

  • Built heritage

    "Roman" bridge

    The so called « roman » bridge permit to cross a little tributary of Lignon river : the Rieuclar. This bridge is actually Norman. Sweet waterfalls in autumn.
  • Built heritage

    Echelette bridge

    This medieval bridge span the Lignon. Going down Tanargue mounts, the Lignon flows into the Ardèche a bit before Neyrac-les-Bains. But in the old days, it depthy notches a wonderful lava flow.

  • Historical and religious heritage

    Saint-Bonnet church

    The actual Jaujac’s church has been built in 1848-1852. It presents vault in three-centered arch, paintings in the choir, three golden wood statues and a organ of 23 games installed in 1970 (concert).


  1. Departure from the town hall, Champ de Mars square. Reach the street de « La Molle ». PoteauFollow Thueyt right direction.
  2. The Castelas is the older district of Jaujac, it is overhanging by a twelve century ruin keep castle. At the bridge exit, take right and go along the Lignon by walking on the path that goes down toward the bank.
  3. Pass the bridge known as roman bridge and take the calade. Above the road a belvedere will inform you about the volano eruption. Continue the way to Monteil hamlet. Cross the hamlet to La Roche post.
  4. PoteauArrived at La Roche, follow « Jaujac 9km » direction. The path cross an ancient chestnut grove.
  5. Arrived at the paved road, take left to the Sérangelier post.
  6. PoteauFollow « Fabras 5.1km » direction. Cross 2 times the road and about 30m take the path on your left.
  7. PoteauYou are at la Brousse, follow « Fabras 3.9km ». Go down the calade that snakes to the Lignon. Cross the Echelette bridge and enjoy the view from the belvedere.
  8. Walk kalong RD5 on the right for 250m and get higher than Bonneval post. Cross the road carefuly and go up the path.
  9. PoteauAt Larmande, follow « Jaujac 2.2km ». At 250m take the way that goes down on the right and reach RD19.
  10. Before the primary school, pass the zebra crossing and continue the way. Reach Champ the Mars square on your right walking along the church.
  • Departure : Town hall, Jaujac
  • Arrival : Town hall, Jaujac
  • Towns crossed : JAUJAC and FABRAS

Altimetric profile


The loop is delineated by yellow and white painting.

Information desks

Tourism Office

2 place du Bosquet, Neyrac les Bains, 07380 Meyras


Access and parking

From Aubenas N102 to Lalevade d’Ardèchethen on the left the D19 Jaujac direction. From the est or the north, take D5 after Neyrac-les-Bains from the national 102.

Parking :

At the entrance of the village and in the village (school, post office) there are lots of car parks.

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