Saint Julien d'Arpaon is a small commune in the Lozère. Located in the heart of the Cévennes National Park, in the country of the Camisards, it consists of seven hamlets in the extension of the Longue Valley, where the Mimente river invites visitors to bathe and go trout fishing.
Saint-Julien d'Arpaon is also known for its magnificent ruins of a 12th century castle that has been abandoned since the French revolution: from up high, the ruins of the ancient castle of the squire of Gabriac overlook the waters of the Mimente and the scenic highway between Florac and Alès.
The seven hamlets are: Balazuègnes, Bougès, L'Hermet, Mijavols, Le Puychauzier, Ventajols and Saint-Julien d'Arpaon
In this region you can also discover :
- Le Parc National des Cévennes
- Les gorges du Tarn & de la Jonte
- Le Mont Lozère
- Le Mont Aigoual
- La vallée Française
- Les causses
- La corniche des Cévennes
- La bambouseraie (bamboo park)….