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La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

Corniches du Rajol

Agropastoralism
Flora
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Panorama
Medium
3h
11km
+571m
-568m
Loop
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Discovery of the flora on the causses, the ruiniformed rocks of Rajol and the imposant rocky chaos of Roquesaltes.

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.

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Flora

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.

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Description

  1. 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.
  2. The path joins the GR62. Turn right to discover the hamlet of Montméjean passing infront of the washbasin.
  3. 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).
  4. Follow up until Roquesaltes to discover the ruiniformed chaos and a typical farmhouse "caussenarde".
  5. 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.
  6. 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, Saint-André-de-Vézines

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Recommandations

Following a landslide, the end of the route is recommended by the road. Thanks for your understanding.
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

1, place du Beffroi, 12100 MILLAU

http://www.millau-viaduc-tourisme.fr/

contact@ot-millau.fr

05 65 60 02 42

Opening hours
From October to March : Monday to Saturday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 5.30 pm
April, May, June & September : Monday to Saturday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6.00pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
July & August : daily, from 9.30am to 7pm.

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Access and parking

On the D991 towards Nant in La Roque-Sainte Marguerite, 13 km from Millau.


Source

Communauté de communes Millau Grands Causseshttp://www.millau-sports-nature.fr/

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