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From Montaigut to St Affrique

From Montaigut to St Affrique

Set off for the final leg of the path that runs throughout the pays du Roquefort.


From the Montaigut castle walk up the road for approximately 200 m, then on a left-hand curve take right the rising track that leads towards the pass of the Croix del Pas. Notice the red soil which is typical of the Rougier. During your ascent, enjoy the scenic view over the castle, the Rougier de Camarès, the Monts de Lacaune. Once on the ridge, head towards the East and leave the descending trail to your right to reach the pass of the Croix del Pas.
At the cross which marks the crossing from the Dourdou valley to the Sorgues valley, take the path that runs immediately downhill at a right angle to your left. St affrique can be seen far in the distance with a series of beautiful views over the Sorgues valley. Leave several paths on your right and head towards the Guillaumet.
The path leads to a field, walk to the right around the field on a logging road. Reach a small brook, do not cross it now but instead follow the path that runs to your right and joins up with a trail which goes across the brook.
A little further on, leave that trail and take a track on your right so that you cross the brook once again and walk along its right bank up to the plain. Take on your left the logging road and soon after, follow the path that runs bellow the Guillaumet.
Once you get to the Guillaumet, cross a brook, walk up the road to the left for approximately 100 m and take right a path that leads to Vendeloves via the Colombier. Walk through the village of Vendeloves towards St Affrique.
At the exit of the village, take a descending path to your right that leads to the banks of the river Sorgues. Walk along the river up to the Gravière recreational area, cross the footbridge and take the green lane that allows to reach St Affrique passing by the former railway station.

13 km
3 h 30 mn
max. 670 m
min. 320 m
257 m
-479 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point


Lat : 43.8856Lng : 2.88027
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Croix del Pas

Grande croix métallique à la croisée des chemins permettant d'avoir une vue sur les deux versants du plateau de la Loubière, côté Sorgues et côté Rougiers.

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Lat : 43.8911Lng : 2.89497
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The del Pas cross

This large metal cross is situated at the junction of paths, which...Read more

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Église Notre Dame de la Miséricorde

L'Église actuelle de style néo-gothique est la cinquième église construite à Saint-Affrique. Elle fut achevée en 1905.À l'intérieur, découvrez :- La statue de Notre Dame de la Miséricorde, sculptée en bois doré datant du XVème siècle,- Les vitraux du choeur retraçant la légende d'Africanus.- L'Autel datant du XVI-XVIIè siècle.En sortant, admirez le clocher atteignant 71 m de hauteur.

Saint-affrique
Lat : 43.9576Lng : 2.88528
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Église Notre Dame de la Miséricorde

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6 informations complémentaires

Departure

Château de Montaigut

Arrival

Carpark place Foch, Saint-Affrique

Ambiance

The circuit goes through an area located between the rocky outcrop of Montaigut and the Saint-Affrique plains, between the Dourdou and the Sorgues valleys. Take the ancient road which once connected Camarès to Saint-Affrique. As you walk uphill towards the Croix del Pas pass, enjoy the beautiful views over the rocky spur on which the castle was built and over the Rougier. Once you’ve reached the Loubière plateau, the Sorgues valley opens up allowing you to see Saint-Affrique on the horizon. Go back to Saint-Affrique by walking along dry-stone walls which are remains of an ancient road.

Access

From St Affrique, drive past the Puppet Space, then turn right onto the route du Roc Blanc, go past the  Arc en miel beekeepers and continue on that small road for approximately 10 km up to Montaigut castle.

Advised parking

Parking du Château de Montaigut

Public transport

To get more details, click on: site internet de l'Office de Tourisme and on: Occitanie Transports
There is a bus station in St Affrique (lines 202, 2016, 2018) and a railway station in Tournemire (regional line).

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