The season of colours and senses

 

CHESTNUT

The chestnut tree was called the "bread tree" because the chestnut was for a long time the basis of human nutrition in the Cévennes, but also for animals. Chestnuts can be eaten roasted in the fireplace or simply boiled. They can be enjoyed with cartagène, a natural sweet wine. Dried, then ground, they give a flour which mixed with wheat flour can be used to make bread, pancakes, cakes and pastries. 

Châtaignes

MUSHROOMS

Different species can be found in the undergrowth (bolets, chanterelles, cep...). Beware they are not all edible! Pretty menus in perspective, to share with family or friends around a good table. To your baskets for a simple walk or for a larger harvest. In October the Mycological Days will allow you to perfect your knowledge!

Cèpes

THE DEER'S ROAR

Deer are in love in autumn. Between mid-September and mid-October, going to listen to "le brâme" is an unusual experience at nightfall in the woods or clearings. The "brâme" designates both the breeding period and the guttural cry emitted by the buck. During this period, the animals concentrate on certain areas of the forest, the "brâme areas", which are often the same from year to year. 

Advice

You can be accompanied by a guide form the  Cévennes National Park. Bring binoculars, be discreet, you are privileged to attend this magnificent spectacle of nature.

Brame du cerf

HIKING

Autumn is a great season for hiking with its shimmering landscapes, warm colours and exceptional scenery for nature lovers and photographers. Come and browse through our different hiking trail.

sentier