Suc-d'Armont walking trail
Starting from Plaisance, a gradual slope makes its way up towards Suc d’Armont. It features a difference in altitude of 260 m with, as the highlight, the hamlet of la Rouquette and its splendid view over the pays du Rance and the Albigensian plateau. Once you’ve left the hamlet of le Massebirot, look at the imprint cartwheels left on schist rock, as a poignant legacy of rural life of yesteryear.
To get to the trailhead, reach the village centre and turn to the right on road D106 towards Fon Del Mas for 1 km.
- The loop starts on the right side of a curve, 250 m after the bridge. The gently ascending path makes its way throughout woodlands on a rather wide trail. As it narrows and still runs in the undergrowth, it follows the contour line and opens onto a meadow. After you’ve closed the fences, walk across the field and join a broader path that runs down and passes close to the hamlet of le Rieu before going up towards Frayssines.
- Walk across the hamlet and follow the road for approximately 740 m towards le Massebirot. In the last bend before this hamlet, turn right and cross the undergrowth.
- In the hamlet of la Rouquette, take the road that goes downhill to the left. 700 m further, turn right just before an abandoned hut. The path goes up across fields. Carry on your way on a level path for 800 m until the junction with a road. Take the road to the left up the Vergnerette farm.
- Just before you get to the farm, turn to the left and walk down across a chestnut grove. After 400 m, leave the wide trail and take to the right a narrow footpath that leads to the hamlet of La Fon Del Mas.
- In La Fon Del Mas, take to the left and walk out the hamlet. Leave the first road on the left, walk out of the tarmac and take the left track that leads back to the starting point, the Gos bend.
Box tree months are active from May to October. During the caterpillar phase, they feed on the leaves of box trees. They crawl down trees and move on long silken threads, although these threads are annoying when hiking they do not pose any health risk
Avenue de Lauras, 12250 Roquefort/Soulzon
Situated in the Grands Causses Regional Natural Park, the cheese village of Roquefort stretches on the hillside over the famous scree of the Combalou Rock, in southern Larzac. The village is at an elevation of 630 m and has 700 inhabitants.
The Tourist Office is open all year round:
- In July and August, Monday to Saturday: 9.30 to 18.30, Sunday: 10.00 to 17.00.
- April, May, June, September, October; Monday to Saturday: 9.30 to 12.15 & 13.00 to 17.30, closed on Sunday.
- January, February, November, December; Monday to Friday: 9.30 to 12.15 & 13.00 to 17.00, closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Access and parking
From St Sernin/Rance, take the D33 road up to Plaisance (a 20 minute drive approximately)
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Where to eat ?
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Wath to do
Plaisance Intermunicipal Swimming pool
Come out to the swimming pool in Plaisance to spend a relaxing afternoon and enjoy a bit of freshness during the hot and sunny summer days.
Here, your children will play peacefully under your supervision and the watchful eye of a lifeguard.
The youngest ones will enjoy the paddling area with toys at their disposal.
At teatime, let yourself be tempted by a frozen delicacy or a drink that you can savour on our terrace.
Just a few metres away, you will appreciate a wooded area where you can have a picnic and stroll along the river or throughout the village.
A lifeguard offers swimming lessons and aqua-gym classes.
A free car park is available close by the Moulin de l'Horte campsite.
What to see
St Martin Romanesque church (located in the village of Plaisance)
St Martin church was erected during the 12th century on a rocky promontory overlooking three meanders of the Rance River. The church dedicated to St Martin was for the most part built in the Romanesque style, namely the choir and the transept. In contrast, the original nave was later enlarged in a Gothic style. The building which has an octagonal bell tower is visible from a great distance, and you can't miss it from wherever you might come. This church appears like a watchdog supervising the Rance valley and its illumination at night makes it a landmark.
From the 19th century porch, one can access to the inside of the church through a Romanesque style door which is the only remaining part of the original 12th-century nave.
On the left side of the entrance, stands a 15th century cross of the Hospitallers of Jerusalem. A fleur-de-lys and a Maltese cross ornament this cross which comes from the ancient Hospitallers Commandery of St Laurent, a hamlet situated in the heights of the municipality. This Commandery was later transferred to Martrin. The cross was taken back to the church of Plaisance. In contrast, a replica was set in St Laurent where it had been originally located.