Best Short Walks:Chemin de la Mine

Starting at the Chapître of Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is the Chemin de la Mine, that takes you up and back to a fascinating piece of Saint Paul’s history: its mining heritage. The 5 km round will take about two hours, with 220 metres of height covered. Walk from St Paul’s landmark Chapître to the town square Place Saint-Pierre, cross the D117 and follow the country road to the bifurcation at the château d’eau, the town’s water tower. Uphill the Lesquerde Mountain Ridge Take the left branch and follow the Rue de Lesquerde uphill, until you come to a crossing, where a steep gravel slope will meander uphill while following electricity poles and lines. Heading…