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.
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!
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.
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.