Around Loubaresse
Around Loubaresse

Around Loubaresse

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Once used for grazing livestock, the slopes of Loubaresse have gradually turned into broom-covered heathland. The municipality is doing everything it can to keep the areas clear by encouraging pastoralism and helping a farmer to settle there.  

You can explore the meadows around Loubaresse, the smallest village in the Ardeche with its population of around only thirty people. The passages along the ridge offer stunning views in fine weather, especially early in the morning and late afternoon. 


P - (Eau) From the "Loubaresse départ" post near the church, join the upper road (GRP), cross over and climb the transhumance sheep track to the windy Pratarabiat pass

  1.  Poteau  Pratarabiat – Follow Borne 5,9 km. Take the track on the left along the ridge.
  2.   Poteau Bravefont - Follow Loubaresse 1,4 km. Leave the track to descend steeply between two fences on the left (PR).
  3. Poteau Croix de Saint-Jean - Follow Loubaresse 2,2 km. On the right, cross the hairpin-bend road. Continue through the meadows. To reach the village, leave the track for vehicles to the Loubaresse’s only hamlet (Lichechaude) and take the path to the Lichechaude stream. Cross the stream and go up to join the GR (GR) below the farm-restaurant.
  4. Poteau Le Dervet - Follow Loubaresse 0,7 km. Go left to return to Place de Loubaresse.
  • Departure : Circular fountain, Place de Loubaresse
  • Arrival : Circular fountain, Place de Loubaresse
  • Towns crossed : LOUBARESSE and BORNE

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Information desks

Office de tourisme des Cévennes d'Ardèche

Joyeuse/Les Vans

+33 (0)4 75 37 24 48


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Access and parking

Parking :

Town Hall car park, Loubaresse