Lodge “Les Asphodèles”

The Vis Valley – Cirque de Navacelles

 A particular geology

  • The Vis river has patiently excavated its meanderings through the limestone plateau, thus creating the Cirque de Navacelles.
  • This process created a number of small and big caves. Some can be visited.
  • Gorniès and its lithographic stone quarries.

An exceptional natural legacy

  • Region Causses & Cevennes, graded « World Heritage site » (UNESCO)
  • Cirque de Navacelles : graded « Grand site de France » (Great site of France)
  • The river Vis : graded « Wild River » (WWF)
  • La Grotte des Demoiselles (The Ladybirds Cave) : graded « Grand Site National (Great National Site) »
  • Le Parc des Cévennes : a whole region graded National Park.


  • Hikes : walks and discovering
  • Astronomy : a dark sky reserve
  • Fishing : a particular Fario trout species

Partnership : unusual activities

  • Aigoual Pleine nature, our partner : professionnal instructors offer you to share their passion. You may join them to discover the Cevennes, and practise original activities, in respect of the environment. For every age and level. A dream !
  • Feel free to contact them directly at +33 6 01 74 95 82, or

The Cevennes : a country, an history

  • Silk industry (19th century) : a story to hear at the Silk Museum at St Hippolythe du Fort.
  • The Cevennes and the Religion War (17th) : Everybody remembers here.
  • Silk farming (since the 15th) : The Lodge Les Asphodèles used to be one of the numerous silk farms of the country.
  • La Couvertoirade, a Templar Knights Order place (11th – 13th)
  • The aquaduct Pont du Gard (1st century), and the Roman history in the country.
  • La Grotte des Demoiselles (the Ladybirds Cave) at St Bauzille : inhabited in the Neolithic Age, as many other caves.

In the region

Accessible from the Lodge Les Asphodèles :

  • Cathar castles
  • The Camargue, Aigues-Mortes and the Tour de Constance.
  • The Roman aquaduct Pont du Gard, and the highway bridge Pont de Millau, world longest in its category.
  • Anduze : the big bamboo plantation and the antique steam train.
  • Towns loaded with history : Nîmes, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Sète.