Banne (n°14)
Banne (n°14)

Banne (n°14)

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The geological fault of Orcières along this hike offers a striking contrast in the landscapes. The meeting of limestone and sandstone along the fault explains the differences that can be seen in the relief and the vegetation on the way from Banne to Mazel.

A very shady circuit with fantastic views of the plain, the Serre de Barre and the Cévennes.


  1. School Square - Follow (PR) Place du Fort 0,2 km (GR).
  2. Place du Fort - Follow Place de l'Eglise via le Ranquet 1,1 km ()PR.
  3. Cemetery - Follow Place de l'Eglise 0,2 km.
  4.  Place de l'Eglise - Follow Montgros via l'Ozide 2 km. The path, bordered by two low walls, climbs through an old chestnut grove partly colonised by maritime pines. At the crossroads, turn left until you reach a junction of three tracks.
  5. Montgros - Follow Le Mazel 1 km (GR).Turn right onto the dirt track that starts near the concrete electricity pylon. 250m further on, turn left and continue straight on. This leads down and joins the small road that you should take on the right to reach the hamlet of Mazel.
  6. Le Mazel - Follow Place de l'Ecole 1,8 km (GRPR ) to get back to the car park where you started.
  • Departure : School car park, Banne
  • Arrival : School car park, Banne
  • Towns crossed : BANNE

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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

From Les Vans (10 km) or Joyeuse (21 km) take the direction of Alès. Follow Banne.

Parking :

Tourist Information Point Car Park