Hures La Parade

Lozere  >  France

Limestone plateau surrounded by the gorges of the Tarn and the gorges of the Jonte. Nice place for observing vultures and birds of prey and many other birds.

Added* by Freek Lemmens
Most recent update 30 December 2022


Hures-la-Parade is a village on top of the Causse Mejean. This is a limestone plateau of 33,000 hectares in the southwest of Lozère. On the Causse Mejean, the elements rule. It is a steppe-like environment with some trees at an altitude of up to 1247 meters. Hures-la-Parade is surrounded by the gorges of the Tarn and the gorges of the Jonte. Birds that you can observe in the area are Bearded Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Eurasian Black Vulture, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Ortolan Bunting, European Roller, Red-legged Partridge, European Bee-eater, Crag Martin and Dartford Warbler.


Français: Hures-la-Parade est un village perché sur le Causse Méjean. C'est un plateau calcaire de 33 000 hectares au sud-ouest de la Lozère. Le Causse Méjean est un milieu steppique avec quelques arbres jusqu'à 1247 mètres d'altitude. Hures-la-Parade est entourée par les gorges du Tarn et les gorges de la Jonte.



From the village of La Malène follow the signs to Aven Armand and then the signs to Hures la Parade. You can make several beautiful walks around Hures la Parade. The 9.5 km circular walk shown on the map starts from the hamlet of Drigas. Click on the P in the map for directions.


Français: Depuis le village de La Malène suivre les panneaux Aven Armand puis Hures la Parade. Vous pourrez faire plusieurs belles balades autour de Hures la Parade. La promenade circulaire de 9,5 km indiquée sur la carte part du hameau de Drigas. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Plain , Steppe , Scattered trees and bushes , Plateau


Rocky , Open landscape , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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