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Tourism in the Truyère Gorges

Located in the Massif Central, southwest of Saint-Flour and in the heart of Cantal, the Truyère gorges contain fabulous landscapes and a remarkable cultural heritage. The 4-star outdoor hotel Le Belvédère is the ideal place if you are looking for a campsite in the Truyère Gorges.

La Truyère, the main tributary of the Lot

To understand the history of these beautiful gorges, it is necessary to go back to their source. Tributary of the Lot, Truyère is a 167 km long river that crosses three departments: Cantal, Lozère and Aveyron. The rise of the waters and the configuration of the valleys favored the birth of astonishing natural formations. Sometimes called Valat of the Three Sisters, the Truyère is born in the mountains of Margeride before rushing into deep gorges.

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Dams on the Truyère

The gorges of Truyère are known for their beauty, their castles but also for the many dams built to channel the rising waters. The most elegant is probably the viaduct Garabit, work of Gustave Eiffel put into service in 1888 to allow trains to cross the river. The dams of Grandval and Sarrans are for many the most impressive. By following the course of Truyère, you will see other hydroelectric dams (dam of Lanau, Dam Couesques) that deserve a detour during your stay in the campsite Belvedere.

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