The Hospitallers trail
Village of Saint-Felix-de-Sorgues
The village was a Commandery ruled by the Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem. It is built midway up the slope and the remains of the battlements are still visible today: along with a gateway, a tower with gothic openings, and ancient houses…
North of the village is a walking route called “le circuit des Hospitaliers” which is marked with yellow P.R. signs, and allows bikers on peak form to extend their ride: this 12 km-long walking route is rather strenuous but provides lot of fun and some nice panoramic viewpoints.
- In the village walk along the main street for 50m towards Cornus up to the point where the street begins to slope down. Take the path on your left that goes up the right side of the vale with a stream running through it. Carry along this path that gradually rises up to the plateau leading to a cross from which a beautiful view over the valley can be enjoyed. Keep on walking along the trail for 300 m up to the junction.
- At the intersection, take the trail to your right and 500 m further on turn left onto a sunken path up to Mascourbe. When you reach the road, walk to your right until you reach the Borie farm.
- A bit further on from the farm, leave the road taking the path that slopes up towards the plateau. Follow this path which turns into a forest road and leads to the Lacalm forester's house.
- Just before the forester's house take the path on your left that leads down to the valley.
- When you reach a small platform, turn to your right and make a detour to Notre Dame du Cayla chapel. From the chapel, walk back to the junction and carry on along a steep downhill track until you reach the D7 road which you follow until you reach Saint-Felix de Sorgues.
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.
Access and parking
In Saint-Affrique take the D7 towards Cornus / Vallée de la Sorgues for 15 km. Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues is the 3rd village along the road through the valley.
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Where to sleep ?
The rooms are in an old protestant house dating from 1783 in a village that was a commandry for the Hospitaller order (vestiges of the fortifications and 14th century bridge). Starting point for two footpaths of 9 and 12 km with a wood turner and a duck farm to be discovered on route. Sylvanès is 9 km away for music lovers. For cheese lovers, Roquefort is 14 km away. Tourist information/documents available. We only accept cheques drawn on a French bank.
Access to the reading lounge with a large fireplace. CPL connexion (Powerline Communications).
Where to sleep ?
This accommodation which nestles in the Sorgues valley opposite the village of Versols is only a 10 minute drive from St-Affrique, a 15 minute drive from Roquefort and a 45 minute drive from Millau or La Cavalerie. Our two bedrooms are perfect places to relax before you explore the countryside with many stimulating and interesting options.
The Bambou bedroom provides a cool and natural well-being atmosphere aimed at restoring the balance between body and mind. The Coquelicot bedroom generates an atmosphere of charm and authenticity reflecting the surrounding nature. Each bedroom is equipped with its own shower room and private toilet.
You may also like to make use of a very large living area with a kitchen, two spacious terraces and an extensive wooded garden comprising a children's area.