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The Croix de Bassel

The Croix de Bassel

A walk between the drystone terraces and walls in the zone famous for the sweet Cevennes onion.

A network of around 220 km of trails and paths has been created and signposted. A map guide including this walk above with 31 other additional suggestions for commented circuits, it is available in shops and tourist office of Ganges Sud Cévennes. (price : 5 €).

4.2 km
2 h 30 mn
max. 653 m
min. 407 m
221 m
-244 m

Altimetric profile

Style : Balade

Starting point

30440 Saint-Martial
Lat : 44.0339958Lng : 3.7354551
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5 years
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Départ de ST MARTIAL – L’Elbès

Suivre St Martial – Village et La Croisée.

Le Village 30440 Saint-martial
Lat : 44.034Lng : 3.73546
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La Croisée

De là, prendre la direction de la CROIX DE BASSEL.

D290 30440 Saint-martial
Lat : 44.0394Lng : 3.73873
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Retour à ST MARTIAL – L’Elbès par Couston, La Croisée et St Martial – Village

Moussu Muech 30440 Saint-martial
Lat : 44.0389Lng : 3.7484
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1 informations complémentaires


- The 12th century Romanesque church, fortified during the Hundred Years War.
- Terraces, or side paths and their dry-stone walls.
- The crosses which show the inhabitants’ attachment to the Catholic religion.
- Traditional housing in the hamlets of the Cevennes.
- The different views over the valley and hamlets.
- The Pompidou sheepfold which used to house the migrating flocks.