Cévennes (South France)

The Cévennes is a range of mountains in southern France (just north of Montpellier) with good low-volume steep creeking. As with most European destinations the infrastructure is excellent and all rivers can be accessed easily by road and paddled as day-runs.

When to go

The rivers are rain-fed so good water levels are unpredictable. The best chance of good levels is in the spring (April-May) or autumn (Oct-Nov): the latter being the most reliable. Depending on rainfall the rivers may come up at other periods but it is unwise to plan a trip in advance outside spring/autumn.

How to get there

Various airports surround the region: Montpellier, Nîmes, Montèlimar etc depending on where you are flying from.


Public transport is not possible, you will need your own vehicle. There is good road access to all the runs and shuttles are generally short: it would be easy to shuttle by hitching/bike or even on foot.