La Capelle de la Mole hiking circuit
Set in the heart of the pays des 7 vallons (the land of seven valleys), the village of Coupiac is overlooked by its massive castle, formerly in the ownership of the Counts and bishops of Rodez.
- From the trail network information point, walk around the castle to the right and when you are in front of the steps of the castle take the road to St Exupère for 10 m and climb the steps leading up between two houses.
- Walk across the road and carry on along a sunken path on the opposite side of the road, walk across another road on your right until you reach Cabressier on the tarmac track.
- Walk across the farm and follow the path that leads to Mazern, then head along the road for 200 m. Turn left towards Regord and keep to the path that follows the contour line.
- Before the path goes downhill turn on the hairpin bend towards St Laurent. Once you’ve reached this hamlet, turn to your left and follow the road up to la Cloutarié farm. Before the farm, turn right onto the path that leads to the farm and walk on the path to your left down to the old chapel of La Mole where you will see a Templar cross.
- At the junction, carry straight on for 20 m, take the left hand trail for 800 m then follow the edge of the field on your left that leads down towards the road. Walk to your right towards a place called la Ventadouyre.
- About 30 m after la Ventadouyre take a left hand dirt road that makes a sharp bend and carry straight on along a sunken path which goes through a wood down into the valley. Cross the bridge over the Mousse and walk back to the village
Access and parking
A 45 minute drive from Albi or from St Affrique.
From St Sernin sur Rance, take the D33 to Coupiac (about a 20 minute drive).
Starting point: Post Office car park situated in the centre of Coupiac.
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Where to sleep ?
3 sources Eco-hamlet - self-catering accommodations
The great diversity of our bedrooms enables us to offer tariffs adapted to all budgets, we also offer active and exciting holidays.
You can enjoy the 126 acres of woods and grasslands watered by several streams. Your first sauna and SPA session is free of charge.
You can also enjoy the 100 m2 recreational room, the play structure for children, the communal, associative and private kitchens, the relaxation area (sauna, SPA, fitness room and therapy practice), the launderette and the several workshops. In addition there are donkeys (to pet), the children's playground, the associative area with a lounge, a bar (without alcohol), a small area outside for smokers to use, and the market gardening with its local produce.
Things you won't find here: motocross, hamburgers, firecrackers, TV in the bedroom (but there is an associative video library).
What to see
Prestigious architecture. Exhibitions about daily life in the Middle Ages. Mediaeval events from Easter to October and on reservation. Children's games, late visiting in summer.
The château presents an ensemble of rooms that enable the visitor to live out our history from the 15th to the 18th century. Numerous exhibitions enable you to discover daily life in the Middle Ages (life, costumes, calligraphy, music, games...) A game for children accompanies the visit. During summer, staged events about Mediaeval life, habits and customs. During easter and All Saints holidays, family treasure hunts are scheduled.
Where to sleep ?
L'Houstalet de Loubac Holiday Accommodation - GH28
What to see
Rural Wood Museum