The Blauzac Capitelles

Discover Blauzac, its Roman bridge and its "capitelles", dry-stone buildings used mainly as shelters for farmers.

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A Blauzac walk posted on 23/02/23 by Wanderer du Gard. Last update : 14/03/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h00 ?
Distance Distance : 12.62 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 132 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 135 m
Highest point Highest point : 142 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 64 m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Pédestre Pédestre
Location Location : Blauzac (30700)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.96335° / E 4.370302°
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Start : From Place du 8 Mai 1945, 30 700 Blauzac

(D/A) Go down the Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville to the bottom of the village, direction 'Le Code'. At the T-junction, turn left, then right into Chemin des Capitelles. At the end of the street, turn right into Chemin du Pont Romain.

(1) At the next intersection, at a well, turn left onto a path that you follow until you reach a fork.

(2) Turn right onto Chemin des Capitelles. Go North-East and ignore the first path on the right.

(3) At the crossroads of paths, turn left on the path (Chemin de Sares et Prelong) towards Aillargues. At the top of the path, on your right, you will find a capitelle with a pyramidal roof. At the junction (cote 123), turn right and stay on the main path.

(4) Turn right at an acute angle towards the Guiraud hut. Shortly after, the path turns left. At a fork in the road, turn left. Ignore the path that is immediately on your left as you enter. Pass in front of the three capitelles. The path forks to the left, then to the right (at a capitelle), then to the left again before joining the wide path. Then turn right.

(5) At the next junction (capitelle integrated in the wall of a property - Mas de la Librotte), turn right. At the next intersection turn left, then at the next one turn right. Continue uphill through a wooded and stony area until you reach the intersection of several paths. Shortly before this intersection, on the left, in the middle of the olive trees, there is a very beautiful capitelle.

(6) Continue straight ahead passing the green water tank. Shortly after, the path turns left following a low stone wall, thus bypassing a very tidy wooded area with mazets (huts) and capitelles, before turning left again at a ruined mazet (without roof). Ignore the path on the right and then another on the left. The path narrows and goes down to two capitelles side by side. Continue until the next crossing.

(7) Turn left (yellow cross - not marked) and follow the path to the road.

(8) Turn right to reach the Grand Mas (Maison Familiale Rurale). Pass between majestic plane trees and, after crossing the small bridge, follow the path on the right that goes along the river to the Roman Bridge. Cross it and continue to the next intersection.

(9) Continue straight ahead, skirting the Malaïgue estate and ignoring the first path on the right.

(10) Turn right. Take the first path on the left along a cultivated field. This path turns right and then left and climbs the hill to the next intersection.

Turn left and continue straight ahead without worrying about the paths on either side. You will reach the crossroads from the outbound journey.

(3) Continue straight ahead (South-West). Leave a path on the right.

(2) Turn left and go down to the road.

(1) Cross the road and take the Chemin du Bassin which leads to the Rue Basse that you follow up to the Place du 8 Mai 1945 car park. (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 118 m - Place du 8 Mai 1945
1 : km 0.66 - alt. 90 m - Crossroads road/path
2 : km 1.07 - alt. 105 m - Le Code, fork right
3 : km 2.16 - alt. 125 m - Chemin de Sares et Prelong
4 : km 3.04 - alt. 116 m - Turn right
5 : km 3.97 - alt. 117 m - Mas de la Librotte, turn right
6 : km 4.72 - alt. 139 m - Chemin de Pellecuer, straight ahead
7 : km 6.06 - alt. 101 m - Turn left
8 : km 6.62 - alt. 71 m - Turn right
9 : km 7.95 - alt. 69 m - Les Pontils, straight ahead
10 : km 8.97 - alt. 91 m - Malaïgue
11 : km 9.52 - alt. 129 m - Malaïgue, turn left
D/A : km 12.62 - alt. 118 m - Place du 8 Mai 1945

Useful Information

Start &parking : From Place du 8 Mai 1945, 30 700 Blauzac

Walk translated by Wanderer du Gard originally from the French author laurence30.

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