Moulin de Carrière and Chapelle Saint-Nazaire between Villetelle and Aubais

A pleasant and easy hike through scrubland and vines with views of the plain of Congéniès. A remarkable site, the Chapelle Saint-Nazaire enshrined in scrubland.

Technical sheet No. 4098727

A Aubais walk posted on 09/03/16 by djhoward. Last update : 30/01/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h30 ?
Distance Distance : 11.54 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 64 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 64 m
Highest point Highest point : 82 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 16 m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Aubais (30250)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.738002° / E 4.143727°
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Mostly yellow markers. Park in Villetelle, Moulin de Carrière.

(D/A) Start the walk going in the direction La Roque d'Aubais.

(1) At the following milestone, turn right in the direction of the chapel (noted Église Saint-Nazaire on the IGN map). Cross the D12 and continue opposite until the milestone of the Four à Chaux ("lime kiln").

(2) Take the small road to the left. Ignore the 1st path on the left.

(3) Take the 2nd road on the left. Be careful!
You can easily go past it without seeing it. It starts narrowly before widening. The Église Saint-Nazaire is on the right-hand side of the road.

Take the path on the right. At the next intersection, go right in the direction of La Pierre Plantée. Continue in this direction and take the small road the - Mas de Foucart (or Foukart) on the left. At the next intersection, turn right for a short time, then left at the Mas de Lauzière. Get to the "Pierre Plantée" (on the right of the path).

(4) Continue straight ahead ignoring the yellow markers. Further on, take the path to the left. There's a beautiful view of the plain of Congéniès and Calvisson. At the junction with the D249, go right on the road for a short time.

(5) Turn left on the path going west. Reach the Valat de Rouveyrenque where you'll find the yellow markers, which you follow left, up to the Mas de Rieu.

(6)Attention: ignore the road that goes straight ahead and take the path that climbs to the left, leading up to Aubais. Cross Aubais. Get to the Avenue Emile Léonard, turn right and down to the D142A. Cross the road, ignore the markers to the Moulin de Carrière by following the road.

(7) Walk past the cemetery to the right. At the next intersection, go right and reach the D12.

(8) Follow the road to the left and then turn right on the Chemin de Laroque (a small road).

(9)Take the Chemin de Paysal, left, go to(1) and arrive back at the Moulin de Carrière car park (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 18 m - Vidourle (fleuve)
1 : km 0.3 - alt. 17 m - Fork
2 : km 1.71 - alt. 38 m - Left towards the Chapelle Saint Nazaire
3 : km 1.99 - alt. 49 m - Small path left, barely visible
4 : km 4.43 - alt. 82 m - Continue straight ahead.
5 : km 5.42 - alt. 68 m - Left-hand path, west
6 : km 7.75 - alt. 52 m - Take the small path up to the left
7 : km 8.49 - alt. 49 m - Along the right-hand side of the cemetery
8 : km 9.32 - alt. 29 m - Left at the D12
9 : km 10.25 - alt. 24 m - Chemin de Paysal, left
D/A : km 11.54 - alt. 18 m

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During the walk or to do/see around

(4) To the right of Congéniès you can see the neolithic sepulchres of Cante-Perdrix.
Chapelle Saint-Nazaire.
The Pierre plantée ("planted stone")
View of the plain of Congéniès.

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