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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
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).
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Vidourle (fleuve)
1 : km 0.3 - alt. km 0.3 - Fork
2 : km 1.71 - alt. km 1.71 - Left towards the Chapelle Saint Nazaire
3 : km 1.99 - alt. km 1.99 - Small path left, barely visible
4 : km 4.43 - alt. km 4.43 - Continue straight ahead.
5 : km 5.42 - alt. km 5.42 - Left-hand path, west
6 : km 7.75 - alt. km 7.75 - Take the small path up to the left
7 : km 8.49 - alt. km 8.49 - Along the right-hand side of the cemetery
8 : km 9.32 - alt. km 9.32 - Left at the D12
9 : km 10.25 - alt. km 10.25 - Chemin de Paysal, left
D/A : km 11.54 - alt. km 11.54
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(4) To the right of Congéniès you can see the neolithic sepulchres of Cante-Perdrix.
The Pierre plantée ("planted stone")
View of the plain of Congéniès.
Amid hills and valleys, a bull ranch (manade) under the pine trees, abandoned quarries, and quaint villages with narrow, shady lanes. A wonderful glimpse of the Gard.
This walk devoted to the discovery of Roman ruins will introduce you to two medieval Languedoc villages.The scrubland will bring you the fragrance of thyme and the landscapes will enchant photographers. Enjoy without moderation.
Note: To help with orientation, "tricky" sections have been highlighted with blue dotted markers.
Located between Nimes and Montpellier, the village of Saussines has a quite exceptional heritage: a listed 12th century church, a castle, beautiful mansions, old washhouses.
The gorse scrubland is close by with six capitelles (1), a nature trail, a picnic area with tables and is close to a spring at the high point of the circuit, plus there is a beautiful view of the Pic Saint Loup and the Cevennes.
Important note: Ignore the numbers marked on the ground and stick to the VisoRando instructions instead
A walk in scrubland from Langlade to the Gallo-Roman site of the Oppidum de Nages offering a view of the entire Vaunage with the Cevennes, the sea and Pic-Saint-Loup in the distance.
It ends with a visit to the village of Langlade with its narrow streets, mill, its temple, its 2 squares... and its ancient houses.
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