The Name

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Other Walks




The Barn

River Cruises


Day 3 Le Bouchet St Nicolas to Langogne


Day To Distance Time Elevation in meters
Gain Loss Min Max
3 Langogne 28.56 7H10 6H03 390 703 901 1,238






Early morning departure from Le Bouchet St Nicolas

Approaching Landos

Pont de la Castier




Tree growth affected by the strong winds



It is strange when you look at the route map at Arquejols that there
is such a big deviation, rather than going straight on. The reason is
a deep gorge. The railway line was carried over the gorge on a viaduct,
but the walker has to descend into the gorge and climb out again.

Dropping down into the gorge with the railway viaduct ahead

Walking alongside the railway line




Entering Pradelles along Rue Robert-Louis Stevenson

More commemoration of Robert-Louis Stevenson in Pradelles

Centre of Pradelles

The church

Fountaine du Melon

Narrow street of Pradelles

Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Pradelles en Velay

Leaving Pradelles into open countryside en route to Langogne

Entering Langogne

The market hall in Langogne



Accommodation Notes


Hotel de la Poste,
13 Avenue Foch,
48300 Langogne
Tel: 04 66 69 00 02



Hotel de la Poste is a long established hotel in the centre of Langogne, and is certainly well positioned for trade from the Stevenson Trail. The reception is on the second floor, which if unmanned means that you have to go back down into the bar below. The hotel part looks as though some refurbishment is required; the carpets looked like Nora Batty's stockings and gave the hotel a tired look. My room was quite small and had been lined in rather an uninspiring way with pine boards on the walls. The bathroom was very very small, with the toilet being separated from the shower by a shower curtain. You had to put your feet in the shower are to use the toilet. There was no sound deadening between rooms which meant you could hear every single sound from next door!

The restaurant was quite spacious and decorated in an interesting and eclectic way; the food was very good. The breakfast bar was good and offered a range of items.

Would I stay there again? Yes, but I would try for a better room.





The restaurant

The breakfast room