We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cirque de Navacelles

Between Herault department and Gard department, Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, France
+33 4 67 81 01 72
Review Highlights
Amazing view

We were staying a fair distance away from here but we decided on our last day to visit. We were so... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Ulverston, United Kingdom
Closed until 1st March .....

...... well that is the auberge at the viewing point at La Baume Auriol, no one tells you that the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Read all 449 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (12 reviews)
“car park” (5 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 00:00 - 23:59
Between Herault department and Gard department, Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, France
+33 4 67 81 01 72
Write a Review
Reviews (449)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 449 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We were staying a fair distance away from here but we decided on our last day to visit. We were so glad that we had, the drive there was impressive but the view when we arrived stunned us. Don't miss it if you are in...More

Thank UlverstonJanet
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

...... well that is the auberge at the viewing point at La Baume Auriol, no one tells you that the information centre, cafe etc is closed over winter. That said, this is a very impressive geographical feature. Huge gorge with a fast flowing river, and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This wonderful place is well worth seeing even if you have to drive out of you way to do it. We stayed at a B&B L'Ammonite, Chambres & Table d'Hôtes for a few days and loved every minute of the experience. Great people in the...More

Thank hharris860
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We didn't do much walking but even so we could see how stunning this place is. Mind you, it was exciting enough venturing down the narrow road which only had a couple of passing places.Navacelles itself is a beautiful village as well albeit that it...More

Thank exeman
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is a site seeing must if you are in the area. We drove to the Baume Auriol where there is an Information Centre and the best viewing point to look down on to the Cirque de Navacelles. We then booked a seat at the...More

1  Thank skipper532006
Reviewed 16 August 2016

A wonderful natural geographic formation, caused by the Vis River which still flows through the gorge. The view from the top where there is a visitor centre and exhibition which describes the ox bow formation is interesting though only in French. There is a brief...More

2  Thank docvwLondon
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The cirque is located in the middle of what appears to be an old volcano. Descending to the village by car is already a great experience, but as soon as you exit your vehicle down below and go into the small pool there will be...More

Thank Frankstertrip
Reviewed 24 July 2016

As a former resident of the southwest US, this is not something I expected to see in the south of France. My friend took me there to see if it reminded me of the Grand Canyon. Not at all, actually. Beautiful in other ways. Highly...More

Thank 8UKvisitor2015
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This place is worth a visit, the road down to the village is steep so hold your nerve you will be rewarded with a wonderful bit of history. we found it spectacular and beautiful and spent a few hours exploring. this review does not do...More

Thank jag21traveller
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Upon reading many of the reviews on here we were understandably nervous about the driving down in to the gorge, however if you are a competent driver it is not a difficult drive as long as you do not have a fear of heights. The...More

Thank Rhiannon W
Nearby Restaurants
Auberge de la Baume Auriol
113 reviews
.06 km away
Auberge du Causse de Blandas
162 reviews
2.72 km away
El Rancho
38 reviews
7.72 km away
La Tude
73 reviews
7.89 km away
Nearby Attractions
18 reviews
6.73 km away
Les Accros d'Anjeau
92 reviews
9.35 km away
La Cascade de Saint Laurent Le Minier
24 reviews
12.98 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
This place does look amazing but visiting at the height of summer - temperatures and dryness - I'm wondering how feasible a visit is and how much of the eg lush greenness and water falls will be present in July/August? Anyone been at this time of year who can advise please?
23 July 2016|
Response from fred f |
It's summer, it'll be hot and dry... If you're nearby go and visit but do it in the morning when the light is better and temperatures not so high. There's a giftshop/tourist info you can call. The lady is very nice and will... More