Gorges du Chassezac

The Chassezac is a river in France, which runs into the regions of Languedoc -Roussillon and Rhone -Alpes. His source Bach Ruisseau des Fourches rises in the Cevennes, on the west flank of the Moure de la Gardille (1503 m), in the municipality of Saint- Frézal - d'Albuges. It drains initially in a south-westerly direction, then turns to south-east to east, crosses the southern part of the Regional Natural Park of Monts d' Ardèche and ends after 85 kilometers at the boundary of the municipality of Saint -Alban- Auriolles and Sampzon as a right tributary of the Ardèche. On his way Chassezac flows through the Lozère and Ardèche. In just a few kilometers in length, it also forms the border with the département of Gard.

Places on the river


  • The Dolmen du Calvaire located on a hill overlooking the Chassezac the hamlet Calvaire, near Saint- Alban- Auriolles.
  • The Bois de Païolive is a forest with unusual rock formations. It is situated on a limestone plateau south of the Gorges du Chassezac.
  • Between Prévenchères and Pied -de- Borne the river has a nice gorge formed (fr: Gorges du Chassezac ).