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Adventure and relaxation at Les Esfounzades in Avene

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Welcome to LES ESFOUNZADES, a place where adventure and relaxation meet in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region. Around Avene, there are various sites and activities to discover. Start your day with a visit to the famous Avene thermal center, renowned for its healing waters. Continue with a hike on the many marked trails in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park, offering breathtaking views ...See more

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To get to Saint-Jean d'Alcas via A75 (coming from Montpellier or Clermont-Ferrand), take exit 48 towards Cornus and when reachin
13 km

To get to Saint-Jean d'Alcas via A75 (coming from Montpellier or Clermont-Ferrand), take exit 48 towards Cornus and when reachin

This getaway which is devoted to historical heritage, follows several trails and a path that is cut into the rock and leads you on the borderline of the Rougier de Camarès, an amazing patchwork of red ochre soils.From the village centre of Sylvanès take a small road (between the Town Hall and the restaurant) that leads to Maxels.In the hamlet, take the left path and ford the brook twice, walk the ascending path up to a trail intersection.Once you have ford across the brook again, take the left trail and walk around the Bataille farm to the right, the trail continues to rise. On the plateau, take the left trail that leads to the road and to the village of Gissac. Enjoy the scenic view over the Rougier de Camarès, the pic de Roste, the Merdelou and the Monts de Lacaune. Walk across the village of Gissac (castle and washing place are worth to be seen) and head towards the Montaigut castle on D105.At the exit of the village take right a bouissière that runs down towards the Moulin (formerly a fish farm). Walk across the Moulin and go for approximately 600 m up a small road.Before the hamlet of Douzou, take right a track, then at the junction of 4 trails take the one opposite which leads to the Besc hillside catchment reservoir. After the reservoir, take the left trail that gradually rises. Follow this main trail up to a hairpin bend on the right side.100 m after the hairpin bend, take to the left a recently completed pathway (be careful not to miss the trailhead). The path rises zigzagging through the woodland, crosses a 1st trail and joins a 2nd one which is to be followed on the left.Approximately 200 m after this intersection, leave the ascending path to the right and follow the contour line. The hike has already provided magnificent views over the Rougier and far in the distance, offered a first vision of the Montaigut castle. Keep walking up to a field, the logging road runs down to the left and goes along a 2nd field.You soon leave this path to take a track (cairn) which starts to the right of the field. This track crosses a trail and reaches the abandoned farmhouse of Gaujoux. After the farm, go ahead along the track that turns into a path and follows the contour line towards the Montaigut castle. Keep walking on the main path overlooking the Rougier. This path that crosses the Aigue Lebade ravine has been often hewn out of the rock.  The path goes along the plaster mill before reaching the Montaigut castle

4 h
14 km
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From Saint-Felix to the Loubière
14 km

From Saint-Felix to the Loubière

Calades (roads paved with cobblestone) and passes, beech forests and box trees, farmhouses and hamlets come one after another along the way towards the Loubière plateau which provides magnificent views over Saint-Félix and the forested landscape.From the car park, head for Saint-Affrique, following the “calade” (a road paved with cobblestones) which runs down to the left towards the river Sorgues. Keep walking to the left until you reach the Pont Vieux and cross it. After the bridge, turn right and carry on until you reach the watermill, then take the path rising up on the left hand side. You will reach a flat area where you can enjoy a very nice view over the village. You then come to a wide trail.Cross this trail and walk along to a small rest area. Carry on the path which snakes in and out the box trees and eventually reaches another trail. Follow this trail to the left, where you will walk past a house and reach the Mas du Souquet 200 m further on.You will see a stone cross on your right. Carry straight on for about 100 m, walk past the houses and take the right hand path that leads to the Mas de Gély, then on to la Bâtisse.Walk past the farm and follow a hair pin bend where you take a right hand ascending trail leading to a small pass (Sot de la Loubière – 723 m).When you reach the crossing of the trails, take the right hand fork and immediately after a left, which is a descending path through a splendid “bouissière” (a narrow passage defined by two rows of box trees) and a copse of beech trees. Walk past a spring that runs into a channel shortly before coming to the trail which leads to Vareilles.Follow this trail to the right for 50 m, before getting back on the path through a grassy area on your left. Return through the “bouissière” up to Saint-Caprazy which is an old stone built hamlet undergoing restoration works (wood turning workshop).After leaving the hamlet to the right, the path runs down to join a small tarred road which brings you back to the Pont Vieux.From the Pont Vieux retrace your way back to the car park.    

3 h
9.1 km
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Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues hiking circuit "A path, a school"
14 km

Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues hiking circuit "A path, a school"

Over the course of an easy stroll, walk across the bridge over the Sorgues to link the old Commandery in Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues with the hamlet of Saint-Caprazy, throughtout a charming landscape.This circuit is part of the "4 chemins, 1 école" series which was carried out by the schools in the Sorgues valley in partnership with the CDRP and the municipal councils in the valley (Versols-et-Lapeyre, Saint-Felix-de Sorgues, Marnhagues-et-Latour).Park your car on the parking lot opposite the school, along the D 7 road. Leave the car park   towards the West and take the calade (a road paved with cobblestones) which slopes down Southward. Turn to the left, then to the right towards the bridge. As you cross the bridge, notice the old mill and the Metasequoia (a resinous tree planted along the left bank of the riverside).Take the path to the right then turn left in the curve to follow the ascending track. Make good use of a flat area to enjoy the scenic view over the village. Continue in the same direction through a few buissières (passages lined up with box-trees). During the spring and summer seasons, notice the numerous wild orchids. At the intersection, make a right turn on a descending trail. Leave the tarred track that slopes down to the right and ford the small brook.Before entering St Caprazy, take the right track. You can walk through this ancient hospitallers hamlet which houses the workshop of a wood turner. Carry on the communal path that runs along the hamlet, then walk downhill towards the North. Ford the brook and follow a rising path. Take the tarred track to the left, walk back to the old bridge to cross it. At the foot of the bridge, take to the left. Head towards the North-West, leave the calade to the right. Notice the old mill in front of which you pass. Follow the calade rising up between gardens (catch sight of pools called « sompes » which serve as a watering system). Walk across the D7 road and climb the stairs.Follow the rue du Revelin where remains of battlements of the ancient Hospitallers Commandery can be seen. Walk through the St-John gate, turn to the right and notice the village spring. Leave the Tourelle square to the right and walk down immediately to the righ (catch sight of a beautiful wisteria!)Walk down the stairs and take left towards the washing place. Carry on your way and leave one after the other two small roads sloping down to the right. Opposite the schoolyard, turn to the right and walk back to the carpark.

1 h
4.2 km
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Crêtes et buissières du plateau de Mascourbe
15 km

Crêtes et buissières du plateau de Mascourbe

Following drailles (pathways used for the seasonal transhumance) and making your way through buissières (narrow passages between two rows of box trees) will allow you to experience the traditional routes of pastoralism. A hiking circuit providing you with the opportunity to discover an unusual small heritage building: la quille du berger.Take the path that goes on the left towards N.E. and carry on about 1.5 km along a beautiful “bouissière” (a narrow passage defined by two rows of box trees) an ancient path which was used to connect Mascourbe to Nonenque.The view of the plateau emerges and the path turns to the right, going S.E. alongside a fence. Walk to the edge of the plateau.Head towards the southwest among box trees and oaks. The path runs slightly uphill and provides very nice views over the Annou vale and the Nonenque abbey. The trail leads you out of the woodland.Keep on strolling along the edge of the plateau and enjoy the scenic view over the Sorgue valley and the surrounding hills and plateaus (Guilhaumard, Escandorgue, Espinouse, monts de Lacaune). Reach “the Shepherds Tower”, which is a very unusual stone building. Keep on walking along the edge of the plateau for about 700 m.Do not take left the path that runs downhill towards the Nonenque vale, but instead walk away from the plateau to take a track on your right that runs along to a path, that turns into a “bouissière” which leads to the hamlet of Mascourbe

1 h
6.8 km
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Versols hiking circuit "A path, a school"
17 km

Versols hiking circuit "A path, a school"

This family stroll is perfect for exploring the right bank of the river Sorgues. As you walk along the schoolchildren's path and off the beaten tracks, you will discover the hidden treasures in Versols: the medieval bridge and the ingenious irrigation system in the village.This circuit is part of the "4 chemins, 1 école" series which was carried out by the schools in the Sorgues valley in partnership with the CDRP and the municipal councils in the valley (Versols-et-Lapeyre, Saint-Felix-de Sorgues, Marnhagues-et-Latour).Park your car on the parking lot by the riverside, opposite the former school. Take the D7 road to the left, towards the Northwest. Before the bridge, turn to the right in the Rue de la Ville. On the right-hand side, notice the castle which is open to the public during the summer season. Pass under the arch, which used to be the porch of the ancient battlements. Turn to the right and take an ascending street. At the Plo du Four, take a left turn and walk into the buissière (a passage lined up with box-trees).  Head your way towards Notre Dame du Cayla (right path is a direct route). At the intersection, take to the right and carry straight on. Enjoy the scenic view over the valley all along the path. A 50m long stretch of this path is poorly marked, and you should be careful not to enter into plots of land (to the right and then to the left). Also, notice on the left, the remains of old low stone walls. After your walking through a small oak wood, take the path to the left.At the hairpin bend, turn to the right and walk along the temporary brook. Reach a trail and take it to the right. Follow the old path to the left, notice the wall running along the right side. At the intersection, carry straight on along a broader trail to get back to the path. Observe to the left an old terraced vineyard. Get back to the road.Walk across the D7 road opposite the Cinzelles electric power station, and keep going to the right (towards the East). Catch sight of an old shelter on the right side of the road. Take the path sloping down to the Sorgues river to the left. Walk along the Sorgues up to the car park.

1 h
3.5 km
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MAISON DU TOURISME ET DU PARC NATIONAL DES CEVENNES (CEVENNES NATIONAL PARK AND TOURISM CENTER)
50 km

MAISON DU TOURISME ET DU PARC NATIONAL DES CEVENNES (CEVENNES NATIONAL PARK AND TOURISM CENTER)

Maison du Parc national des Cévennes - Welcome and tourist information The Tourist Office is located in the Maison de l'Aigoual, just outside the village of l'Espérou (1 km) on the road to Mont Aigoual. The team can advise you on how to organize your stay. Outdoor activities, hikes and events offer you the chance to discover an exceptional area in the Cévennes National Park, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013. The Tourist Office offers tourist information, documentation, registration for guided theme outings and the sale of specialist literature. The store offers products and objects related to the area: local and regional artists and craftspeople, hiking maps and guides, specialized books and much more. July and August: open daily from 9.30am to 7pm. May, June and September: open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 6pm, Sundays 10am to 6pm. April and October (until end of All Saints' vacation) + Christmas and February vacations: open Monday to Saturday, 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Sundays 11:00am to 5:00pm. Winter outside school vacations: open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Sundays 11:00am to 5:00pm. Closed on December 25 and January 1. Our other tourist information offices: Valleraugue : valleraugue@sudcevennes.com Lasalle : lasalle@sudcevennes.com Saint André de Valborgne : beatrice.galzin@sudcevennes.com

Maison du tourisme et du Parc national des Cévennes Col de la Serreyrède 30570 L'Esperou
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Alti Aigoual resort
51 km

Alti Aigoual resort

Family-friendly mid-mountain ski resort on the slopes of the Aigoual massif. At the Col de Prat-Peyrot, multi-activities all year round: hiking, horse-drawn carriage rides, electric-assisted mountain biking, horse-riding, accrofilet. Winter season - altitude 1440 m: 13-hectare ski area. Exposures: northwest and south. All information on opening times, resort opening hours and webcams can be found daily on the resort's website: www.stationaltiaigoual.com Ski pass sales on site. - Downhill skiing 10 runs: 4 green (Sources 1 and 2, Ermitage 2 and 3), 3 blue (Ermitage 1, Cougourles, Tindelles), 3 red (Tindelles and Cougourles). 1 Family Parc: 3 modules on the Ermitage 3 track. the natural Cougourles, a red-rated run left in its natural state for committed skiers! (Beginners not permitted). - Nordic skiing: 50 km of marked and groomed trails. More than 50 kilometers of cross-country ski trails are marked at the resort. Some trails are even approved by the French Ski Federation to host national competitions! Some 20 kilometers are regularly groomed to ensure that everyone can enjoy the trails. - Snowshoeing, pedestrians, dogs, multi-activities: Not permitted on cross-country ski trails. 3 new loops from the heart of the resort are marked out for family fun in the snow, snowshoeing or other snow activities: the green "Sapinière" trail, the blue "Point sublime" trail and the red "Observatoire" trail. The latter is reserved exclusively for snowshoeing. Departure and arrival behind the buildings. - Tobogganing: 2 toboggan runs: 1 at the resort, 1 at L'Espérou. Le Chalet" self-service restaurant with menu and daily specials. Ample parking. Please note: no equipment rental at the resort; rental is available at L'Espérou, the last village before arriving at the resort. For information on road conditions, visit www.inforoute30.fr or www.inforoute48.fr

col de Prat-Peyrot / Mont-Aigoual 30570 L'Esperou
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La Bonne Adresse
44 km

La Bonne Adresse

Ideally located on the village square in Lanuéjols, the café/restaurant "La Bonne Adresse" welcomes you all year round in a modern, outward-looking setting. Enjoy a breathtaking view of village life from our large terrace in summer, and the warmth of our large bay windows in winter. Menu: Come and enjoy our menu or à la carte dishes, or have a drink. Groups welcome. Menu Menus Starter + main course + dessert + coffee - €16.90 Starter + main course + coffee - €14.00 Main course + dessert + coffee - €14.00 Dish of the day + coffee - €12.00 Children's menu - €10.00 Charcuterie and cheese boards Wine list Air-conditioned dining room Groups of up to 60 people welcome BROADCASTING OF MATCHES AND SPORTING EVENTS. FREE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION. Throughout the year, we offer musical evenings, belote competitions, broadcasts of major sporting events, and the chance to relax over a game of cards or a board game. EVENTS SUMMER 2024 : - EVERY FRIDAY JULY + AUGUST 2024 LA BONNE ADRESSE café - restaurant ️ (30) LANUEJOLS Every Friday JULY + AUGUST - 6.30pm Pétanque competition (doublet) Registration 5€/team competition A+B + BRASUCADE OF MUSSELS HOMEMADE FRIED MUSSELS on site or to take away 12.00€ Reservations recommended on 04.67.68.97.09 or lanuejols@gmail.com - SUNDAY 14 JULY LUNCHTIME LA BONNE ADRESSE café - restaurant ️ (30) LANUEJOLS To mark the July 14 farmers' market, La BONNE ADRESSE is offering a special lunchtime menu to eat in or take away: HAM ON THE SPIT Grenaille potatoes Home-made dessert 17.00€ Reservations recommended on 04.67.68.97.09 or lanuejols@gmail.com - TUESDAY JULY 30 EVENING Karaoke evening Special menu to eat in or take away STUFFED SQUID Rice pilaf Home-made dessert 18.00€ Reservations recommended on 04.67.68.97.09 or lanuejols@gmail.com

Place de l'Eglise 30750 Lanuéjols
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Grand' Hortensia
53 km

Grand' Hortensia

Fully renovated and furnished holiday home for 14 people, just outside the village, 1 minute from the leisure centre. Situated at an altitude of 620 metres, in the Hautes Terres d'Oc, your holiday at Saint-Pierre de Trivisy in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park. You'll love the friendly locals, the leisure centre ideal for children (and adults too!), the first-class rivers for fishing, forest walks, hiking trails... In the village, you'll find all the shops you need for your holidays, a wellness and spa centre open all year round, a leisure centre with a water park, water slides, Aventure Parc (tree climbing) and lots of entertainment in summer... Fully renovated and furnished holiday home sleeping 14. For families or groups of friends, it is located at the entrance to the village, on the road to Lacaune, just a minute's walk from the leisure complex. Enclosed garden, terrace Ground floor: - large living room opening onto a single-storey terrace at the rear, equipped with a wood-burning stove, - fully-equipped kitchen (traditional oven, microwave, combined fridge-freezer, extractor hood, dishwasher... ) with comfortable dining area, - laundry room opening onto outside terrace with washing machine, ironing board and iron - wc 1st floor: - 3 bedrooms, each with double bed (140x190), - large bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryer - wc 2nd floor: - 2 bedrooms, each with double bed, - bedroom with 2 single beds (90x190) and 2 bunk beds (90x190), - 2 toilet cubicles with shower, - wc A small games house with a multi-games table (table football, billiards, table tennis and table hockey), board games and toys for the children. External electric car charging point. Le Grand Hortensia can be rented in a smaller format (ground floor and 1st floor only), a gîte for 6 people, Le Petit Hortensia (reference G1746 on Gîtes de France).

37 avenue de Lacaune 81330 Saint-Pierre-de-Trivisy
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Gîte pèlerins Bouisset Lasfaillades - St Jacques - Tarn
54 km

Gîte pèlerins Bouisset Lasfaillades - St Jacques - Tarn

Comfortable accommodation in the heart of a typical hamlet in Bouisset Lasfaillades, between Anglès and Castres in the Tarn. Stopover or holiday gite located between Sidobre, Monts de Lacaune and Montagne Noire, less than 300 metres from the GR 653 Way of St James. In Bouisset Lasfaillades, between Anglès and Castres in the Tarn. Our St Jacques gite is located in a charming and peaceful little hamlet in an unspoilt natural setting at an altitude of 700 metres. Set in undulating countryside between Sidobre, Monts de Lacaune and Montagne Noire, this gîte will give you the chance to relax away from the noise and bustle of the city. The village of Lasfaillades, crossed by the GR 653 Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela, offers great walking and mountain-biking opportunities just a few kilometres away. Nearby, you can also take advantage of the small lake and picnic area less than 300m away. Self-contained gîte (sleeps 8/9), located in the centre of the hamlet less than 300 metres from the GR. Ground floor entrance with terrace and garden furniture. Ground floor: fitted kitchen with large dining table, toilet and shower room, lounge with seating area, laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. First floor: 3 bedrooms (3 single beds), (2 single beds), (1 double bed + 1 single bed), shower room and WC. The gite also has a garage. Television and small library available. Grassed area, car park and barbecue are also available next to the gîte. Pilgrim gite with half-board available on reservation.

Bouisset 81260 Lasfaillades
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