Cascade du Déroc is an incredible beautiful waterfall south of Nasbinal, near Montgrousset. The waterfall is situated in the department of Lozère, in the heart of the Massif Central, one of the largest mountain ranges in France. It is part of the Truyère River system, which flows through the region and is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. Cascade du Déroc It is known for its crystal-clear waters cascading down a series of natural rock formations, surrounded by lush green forests and stunning mountain landscapes.
From Nasbinals go south to Montgrousset over road D52. In Montgrousset go right proceeding on the D52 until there is a free parking after 600 meters at a tourist shop/bar. From the parking there is a small path (behind the bar) that runs to the top of Cascade du Déroc (600 meter), there is a sign. When I was there, the end of April 2023, I missed the exit to the top of the waterfall. There are no signs and for me it wasn’t clear where to go, although I heard the waterfall. At the farmhouse (when you hear the water falling) you have to go right, into the meadow, and you have to go (two times) under a fence/barbed wire. From the parking it is only a 5-10 minute walk.
Best spot to see Cascade du Déroc is from aside (at the top) after a rainy period. I made some incredible pictures. It is also possible to walk further to the base of Cascade du Déroc but when I was there there was too much water in the river to cross it. Afterwards I regret that I didn’t take of my shoes because it is truly an astonishing waterfall. The view from the base, just in front of this impressive waterfall, is also gorgeous.
Although Cascade du Déroc only drops down over 30 meters (in a single drop) it is a quit impressive waterfall after a rainy period.
Cascade du Déroc is fed by rainwater from Lac de Salhiens that rushes down from a basalt cliff. The waterfall lies at a small cave whose ceiling is made of basalt prisms. The name Déroc comes from the Occitan word “darròc,” which means “rocky.” This is a reference to the natural rock formations that make up the waterfall.