Cascade de Runes is a waterfall in the river Runes, west of Fraissinet-de-Lozère in the region Languedoc Roussillon/Lozere, France.
Cascade de Runes is located north of Fraissinet-de-Lozère, along the road to Runes (D35). There is nice, new and free parking along the road, you can’t miss it (gps44.380824, 3.677017). From the parking it is a 8-10 minute walk to the top of the waterfall from where you can descend over manmade stairs to the bottom. This will take only a few minutes and the view on the waterfall at the base of cascade de Runes is much better.
When I visited cascade de Runes the weather was perfect, sunny and 18C, and there were quite a lot of people with families visiting the waterfall. I heard children also had holiday, so that is maybe why. nevertheless it is a nice and short walk to the base of the waterfall, perfect for children. The views on the valley are magnificent and the surrounding is gorgeous.
Cascade de Runes drops down over two steps with a total height of 52 meters. The waterfall is formed by the Runes River, which flows through a narrow gorge before plummeting over a series of cascades and drops. The sight and sound of the rushing water as it crashes against the rocks below is truly breathtaking, and visitors can spend hours admiring the beauty of the waterfall and the surrounding landscape. meters. Very impressive to see, especially early in the season. It was allowed to swim down at the waterfall but nowadays there is a fence with a warning sign.
In addition to its natural beauty, the Cascade de Runes is also steeped in history and legend. According to local folklore, the waterfall was created by a magical fairy who wept tears of joy when she saw the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Others say that the waterfall is home to a mermaid who sings hauntingly beautiful songs to passing travelers.
Whether you believe in the legends or not, there is no denying the enchanting beauty of the Cascade de Runes. Visitors to the area can spend hours exploring the surrounding forests and hills, or simply sit and admire the stunning vista from the base of the waterfall.