A tour around Alzac
A tour around Alzac

A tour around Alzac

History and heritage
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Make the most of your holidays in the Saint-Affrique countryside throughout buissières (narrow passages between two rows of box trees) and enjoy a family hiking loop unaffected by the passing of time, around Saint-Jean-d’Alcapiès, on the trail of iconic farmhouses with their typical Caussenarde robust architecture.

From castel Crémat an ancient fortified residence of the lords of Saint-Jean-d’Alcapiès (now turned into a luxurious gite: Les castel d’Alzac), along with the Mas de la Moulinerie and Bages, enjoy a tour dedicated to the discovery of Caussenard buildings, castles and farmhouses, these important features of a pastoral landscape of hedges, box-trees and low stone walls.


  1. When you leave the Alcapia car park, walk along the road to your right for 100 m, then take the first turn on the right, which is a small ascending road. When you reach the crossing of two dirt tracks (green lanes), go straight ahead.
  2. Once you have reached the Castel d'Alzac, walk across the car park and take the left hand road up to a crossroads where you turn to the right for 50 m, then take the path to the right for 200 m up to a buissière on your right (a narrow path lined with two rows of box trees). Carry straight on between the box trees for 2 km.
  3. At the junction, leave the large trail opposite by taking the small path to your right.
  4. On your way out of the hamlet, once you’ve passed a stone cross turn right along a small path, carry on for 400 m, then walk across the street.
  5. Walk under the bridge carrying the green way to reach the car park
  • Departure : The car park of Alcapia is situated in Saint-Jean d'Alcapiès
  • Arrival : The car park of Alcapia is situated in Saint-Jean d'Alcapiès
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Jean-d'Alcapiès

Altimetric profile


Box tree moths 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

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.
Find out more


Access and parking

From Saint-Affrique, take the D999 road towards Millau. After 6 km, turn right onto the D293 road towards Saint-Jean-d'Alcapiès

Parking :

The Alcapia car park in Saint-Jean d'Alcapiès


Communauté de communes du St-Affricainhttp://www.roquefort-tourisme.fr/

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