Excursion : Mont Gerbier de Jonc
Place du Champ de Mars
Cultural activities in Thueyts, Ardèche
Opening : All year round, daily.
Discover the Mont Gerbier de Jonc, the most famous volcanic "juice" of the Monts d'Ardèche. A listed site since 1933, it is nonetheless 8 million years old! Other departure points are available on request.
Gerbier de Jonc, sources of the Loire...
This geological curiosity is above all the starting point of the longest river in France.
It is at the foot of the mountain that the 3 springs meet to form the Loire, which will flow to the Atlantic Ocean after having travelled more than 1000 km!
Because of its particular shape and the extraordinary richness of the nature that surrounds it, the Mont Gerbier de Jonc is an essential site in the Ardèche department.
From below... Or from above!
You can contemplate the Gerbier de Jonc from below and walk around it.
Or you can choose to get up high and enjoy a breathtaking view from the top of its 1551m of altitude!
The House of Mont Gerbier de Jonc
The Maison du Mont Gerbier de Jonc also opens its doors to you for a more in-depth discovery of the geology of the site, as well as its annual exhibition.
The producers' market
Going to the Mont Gerbier de Jonc is also an opportunity to take advantage of the local market with the presence of local producers who will help you discover the specialities of the Ardèche. Honeys, delicatessen, breads and cheeses, jams, ... but also crafts.
Practical details :
Time on site - 2h30
Child ( under 12 years): 26 €.
Return transport from Thueyts (Possibility of departure from the place of your choice, under conditions)
Free access to the site and the Mont Gerbier.
- Bank/credit card