Situated on the frontier of the Ardèche and the Haute-Loire, Mount Mézenc, the two peaks of which reach 1,744 metres and 1,753 metres in altitude, is in the Ardèche Mountains Regional Nature Park, on the watershed between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, in the communes of Borée and Les Estables.
Volcanic in origin, this dome of phonolite is definitely worth the climb, on one hand for the grandiose panoramic view over the Massif Central, the Rhône Valley and the Alps, which can be seen from the orientation table of the southern peak, and on the other for its exceptional flora – the great mountain violet, Jacobaea leucophylla, and also arnicas, epilobium, gentians, anemones, narcissi...which nature-loving walkers can admire on their way up, in the spring.
In winter, the family resort of Estables and the Nordic skiing area of Mézenc are great places to practise cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snowshoe walking, snowkiting and dog-sleighing.
On the Mézenc massif, between February and June, gourmets who like marbled meat can try Mézenc's famous Fin Gras beef, whose high quality has earned it the AOC label.
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