Cabanières' path: Roquefort-Montclarat
Cabanières' path: Roquefort-Montclarat

Cabanières' path: Roquefort-Montclarat

History and heritage
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Follow in the footsteps of Cabanières, these peasant women workers employed by the Roquefort manufacturers for the maturing season. They used to go to work on foot, sometimes daily from Montclarat and the surrounding area.

During the production run, the Cabanières from Montclarat paced up and down each day the landscape overlooked by the Combalou mound. Then, they would come back to their high perched village in the evening. This route which secretly keeps the imprint of their footsteps offers you to hike in a rural environment that has a rich rural tradition.


In the early part of the last century, the Cabanières made this trip every day to get to work in Roquefort. Those who came from Mélac passed via Montclarat. You can read their stories in the points of interest section.

  1. When you stand opposite the Tourist Office, head to the left and take the leftmost path (the one which runs along the toilets). Follow the trail for 200 m.
  2. Turn left onto the path that goes downhill. Cross the road and carry on sloping down the track with the yellow marking.
  3. When you reach the crossroads situated at the bottom of the valley, take a left towards Montclarat. At the road junction, turn to the right to cross the stream over the bridge.
  4. Go up to the right of the building to traverse the level crossing at a place called Carcan. Then, get on the trail and carry on up to a road junction.
  5. Turn to the right and stay on the road for 1 km. Slope down the path on your left to go to the spring, carry on this path to go back to the road and reach Montclarat.

Retrace your steps back to Roquefort

Departure : Tourist Office
Arrival : Tourist Office
Towns crossed : Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, Saint-Rome-de-Cernon

Altimetric profile


Is in the midst of the park
This itinerary is located in the World Heritage zone Causses and Cévennes, mediterranean agropastoral cultural landscape.

Information desks

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.
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Getting around by bus or train:

Carpooling: BlaBlaCar, Rézo Pouce, Mobicoop, Idvroom, LaRoueVerte, Roulez malin

Access and parking

Situated 25 km southwest of Millau via the D 992, D 999 and D 23 towards Albi. Situated 14 km of St-Affrique via the D 999 towards Millau.

Parking :

Parking area is next to the Tourist Office in Roquefort


Le Saloir - Centre de ressources roquefortais

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