Tourism in Lozère

The Department of River Sources

by Christine Cooper
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Christine Cooper's property for sale in Occitanie

Lozère is a sunny department in the region of Occitanie situated in the South of France, close to the Mediterranean and has the lowest population density in France. Green tourism ranks next to agriculture and specialised crafts as one of the 3 principal industries of Lozere and anyone wishing to buy or set up a tourism or hospitality based business in Lozère is assured of excellent support. It is also a wonderfully healthy and safe place to live and buy property, with pure air and the lowest level of delinquency in all of France.


Mid mountains

It is a department of “mid mountains" and extraordinary landscapes, criss-crossed by rivers and stunning river gorges: the Tarn, the Lot and the Allier being the principal rivers, but there are many others, too. Its wild, unspoilt countryside attracts many walkers, canoeists, climbers, fishermen and lovers of nature and tranquillity. It has the greatest number of waymarked footpaths in France, including some very long ones such as the Stevenson Trail, the Régordane Way and the Way of St James.


Langogne is a small, friendly town in the north of Lozère with excellent schools and all services. It is closely bordered by the departments of Ardèche and Haute-Loire, so making the town a great base for exploring all three departments. The commune of Langogne includes the beautiful Great Lake of Naussac with sailing, water skiing, swimming and lovely walks, including the Donozau waterfall.


The Gorges du Chassezac, the Gorges du Tarn, the Gorges de la Loire and the Gorges de l’Allier are all within easy reach of Langogne and all are stunning. The Langouyrou river, (a tributary of the Allier), runs through Langogne and a very private stretch of the Langouyrou river gorge runs through the property owned by the B&B establishment Villa les Roches, for sale on this site.