Mont Aigoual

Natural Heritage
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GPS coordinate : 44.121247 3.574755

Mont Aigoual

Mont Aigoual (elevation 1567m), located within the Cévennes National Park, is the highest point of the Gard département, France. Mont Aigoual is famous as well for its view as for its weather records (temperature, winds, frost, snow). From the top of Mont Aigoual you can see, in clear weather, a good part of France, from the Alps to the Pyrenees, and from Puy de Sancy (Massif Central) to the Mediterranean Sea. To enjoy this wonderful view, plan to make a detour (the round-trip is 6 kilometers)!


The Aigoual Observatory

At the top of Mont Aigoual is the Aigoual Observatory, the last mountain meteorological station still active in France. The Observatory, built by the end of the 19 th century, is a landmark in the Cévennes. Two complementary organisations share the Observatory ; the Météo France staff with the same scientific work as any other weather station, and the A.A.A. staff who is in charge of the exhibition at the meteorological museum.

The Permanent Exhibition :

  • Open every day

The Temporary Exhibition :

  • Opening Hours : 1st May – 30th September from 10a.m. until 1p.m. and 2p.m. until 6p.m.
  • July and August, continuous from 10a.m. until 7p.m.
  • From October to April, open for groups by reservation

Admission Free

The Pôle Nature 4 Saisons

The Pôle Nature 4 saisons, located in Mont Aigoual, provides a widerange of nature activities all year round, within the Cévennes National Park and its magnificient forest.

On foot, by bike, on horseback or on snowshoes, you can take trips deep in nature. Several hundred kilometers have been marked out.

You can be a mere walker or a great sportsman : you will enjoy !

Between the ski resort and the top of Mont Aigoual, a 4,5-kilometre- long (2,8 mi) walk for all kinds of walkers enables to discover the mountain. You can find along the way some pieces of
information about the landscape.

Contact us : Tourist office Mont Aigoual Causses Cévennes