Corniches du Rajol
Discover the flora on the Causses, the castle and the fountain of Montméjean and strange landscapes of rocks like the ruiniformed chaos of Roquesaltes. Enjoy a beautiful panoramic view on the Dourbie valley and the Causse du Larzac.
2 points of interest
- History and heritage
La Roque-Sainte Marguerite
Guard of the Dourbie valley, it is stretched between the Causse du Larzac and the Causse Noir. Go up the cobblestone street and access an 11th century church and enjoy an exceptional panorama approaching the 13th century castle. On one side (Causse Noir side) the rocky chaos of Montpellier-le-vieux, on the other side (Larzac) the typical hamlet of Pierrefiche and montredon: 2 limestones plateau with landscapes and habitats built by shepherds and their herds. The Mill du Corp and its humpback bridge (from the 15th century) refines the landscape.
Botanical path in Montméjean
the Association Vivre Montméjean focused on the paths, that was once roads of vital communications for the hamlet. Today the clearness done, in order to open paths to the hikers, revealed a particulary varied flora. After the inventory, the Association decided to create a loop of the botanical path of Montméjean to enrich the walkers stroll.
- From the parking, foward on the D991 that passes in the village. Right after the restaurant and the road to Montpellier-le-vieux, go up the cobblestone street towards the old oven and the church.
- The path joins the GR62. Turn right to discover the hamlet of Montméjean passing infront of the washbasin.
- Turn back until the intersection and follow the GR62 going up on the Causse Noir (limestone plateau), (on the leftside the ruiniformed chaos of Rajol with surprising shapes).
- Follow up until Roquesaltes to discover the ruiniformed chaos and a typical farmhouse "caussenarde".
- Take on the left side, the path that goes around the Chaos on the West side and cross below on the right, an arch naturally pierced into the rock. The path goes down winding throughout the woods until the road.
- At the bridge, go down on the road about 200 m and following the landslide continue on the road until the village. (Don't turn right on the path plunging into the ravine to join La Roque-Sainte Marguerite).
- Departure : La Roque Sainte-Marguerite
- Arrival : La Roque Sainte-Marguerite
- Towns crossed : La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-André-de-Vézines
Access and parking
On the D991 towards Nant in La Roque-Sainte Marguerite, 13 km from Millau.
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