Discover Mont-Lozère differently

Discover Mont-Lozère differently

The artistic residency of the Monday evening collective ended with the inauguration on July 10 at Pont-de-Montvert in Vadrouïlle . These are seven sound creations to discover Mont-Lozère on long hiking trails. Public restitutions are scheduled during July. Vadrouïlle is a project of sound works around seven listening points materialized by stones located on either side of Mont-Lozère at the crossroads of the GR7 and the Stevenson path. These works were created by the Lundi soir collective during an artistic residency that lasted one year.

” In connection with IPAMAC (Inter Parcs Massif Central), the National Park wished to combine art and hiking in order to allow itinerants who often pass without stopping to immerse themselves in Mont-Lozère through art ” , explains Juliette Wettstein, responsible for sustainable tourism at the Cévennes National Park.

Over the seasons, Lorine Carton-Amor and Sami Tedeschi have gone to meet the inhabitants and the treasures of Mont-Lozère. “We received an incredible welcome from the people we met. Their generosity really marked us ”, smiles Lorine Carton-Amor, writer-director. These 7 sound creations have for themes: transhumance, resistance, storm, night, Tarn …

“ Each creation is different, the principle is to play on the counterpoint or the very strong relationship that exists between what we see and what we hear ” summarizes Sami Tedeshi, author and director. The sound works are to be discovered thanks to a listening kit available at the Bleymard (Tourist office and hotel-restaurant La Remise), at the station of Bleymard (restaurant Le Refuge) as well as at Pont-de-Montvert (Office of tourism).
The second possibility is to download the Vadrouïlle application on a smartphone.

GRIMP succor of three hikers on Mount Lozère

The three Gardois hikers were however seasoned… but the bad weather and fatigue put them in a very bad position. Explanation :

The small group was hiking on the weekend. Saturday, they had all three left Bleymard to join the Mas-de-la-Barque where they slept. It was the next day, Sunday, during the return trip that the vagaries of the weather and fatigue put them in difficulty. One of them was unable to take a further step, suffering from severe muscle pain in his legs. “They were surprised by the weather which deteriorated very quickly and the heavy snowfall. There was a layer of about 1 m of snow, see 1.5 m in the snowdrifts ”, explains Commander Frédéric Robert, director of the national training center GRIMP (Groupe de Recherche et d’Intervention en Milieux Perilleux) and chief relief operations.

It was past 5 p.m., this Sunday, March 17, when the hikers sheltered their exhausted comrade in a stone cabin, in the Mas-Camargue sector. Then they moved to Belcoste to have telephone coverage and notify the emergency services.

At 5:16 p.m., the Alert Processing Center (number 18) was notified, began operations and then advised hikers to regroup in the shelter of the shed. The group is isolated, the weather conditions are deplorable… so many elements that justify a large deployment to find them: 26 men and 6 vehicles are engaged. Among them, 15 GRIMP specialists, qualified for “snow” interventions. It will take the support of the snow plow of the municipality of Pont-de-Montvert to get as close as possible to the search area, but it is on snowshoes that the investigations continued … despite the vagueness of the information, the hikers were quickly located… safe and sound. Simply quits for a great fright! They were repatriated to Pont-de-Montvert where the town hall accommodated them.

A last weekend for Sking!

The weather is crazy… and that’s not news! If the Mont-Lozère resort had a good season this year, we cannot say that it was particularly privileged in terms of snowpack either. Very often, the heavy falls which have benefited most of the resorts have stupidly avoided the Mont-Lozère sector. The opening of the station was then due only to the hard work of the employees. With a lot of shovels and snow groomers, they made the most of what little they had.

Then, the end of the season arrived. On the scheduled date, the station closed and the employees returned to their homes! It was without counting the whims of Mother Nature who decided to cover Mont-Lozère with a comfortable snowpack reaching more than 1 m. The opportunity was too good. As well, has the team decided to do everything in their power to open one more weekend… 35 cm at the bottom and a lot more at the top of the slopes will therefore be waiting for the spring skiers this weekend.

On the condition, however, that too much warmth does not stupidly spoil the announced reopening. In short: for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, it will be all good. For downhill skiing, it’s also open. The whole team has surpassed itself with a lot of pleasure and passion to offer a last week-end of skiing to Lozère spring skiers! too much warmth does not stupidly spoil the announced reopening. In short: for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, it will be all good. For downhill skiing, it’s also open.

The whole team has surpassed itself with a lot of pleasure and passion to offer a last week-end of skiing to Lozère spring skiers! too much warmth does not stupidly spoil the announced reopening. In short: for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, it will be all good. For downhill skiing, it’s also open. The whole team has surpassed itself with a lot of pleasure and passion to offer a last week-end of skiing to Lozère spring skiers!