Early in the morning, survey the gorges de la Jonte, heading for Meyrueis (it’s easy, all the letters can be pronounced), where you’ll climb the Causse Méjean.
From a deep, wooded valley, you pass into the clone of Mongolia’s steppes without transition. Beware, the change of scenery is brutal.
Continue on to l’Aven Armand, the iconic cave on this side of the Jonte, and explore the titanically large cavity!
On your way out, take time for a picnic in the shade of the surrounding trees before heading back to the nearby village for a visit to the heart of local traditions.
The Ferme Caussenarde d’Autrefoiswill (re)introduce you to peasant life, and you’ll then share a snack all in produits locaux chez la voisine.
The rest of the day is free, and you can even return via the gorges du Tarn and stop off at its emblematic villages!