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…

Best Short Walks: Sentier de Roubials

In Maury, the Sentier d’interprétation botanique de Roubials provides a wonderful way to discover the surrounding garrigue, learn about the origins of the Fenouillèdes, and to enjoy great view across the Agly valley and to the eroded Karst mountains of the Corbières and the Cathare castle of Quéribus topping one of the cliffs. Family-Friendly „Sentier“ The circuit takes roughly two hours. You can park your car at the Maison du Terroir and add a litte tour of the winegrower’s village famous also for its murals (37 kms) or start at the aire du picnique (rest area) along the D19 on the right hand side after a small bridge. Even though it…

A Mystic Hike up to the Peak of the Pech de Bugarach

Very close to my holiday home, just a quick drive through the Gorges de Galamus away, the highest peak of the Corbières offers unforgettable hiking experiences even to those who have only little experience with hiking the mountain: the Pech (or Pic) de Bugarach. The most difficult ascent start at the D 45 from D45 von Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes to Bugarach, easier walks to the 1,230 m high peak start off the D14 linking Bugarach to the Gorges de Galamus. The best time to start your walk are mornings. When walking at a relaxed pace, consider three hours for walking up, and two for returning. As you are crossing pastures, please be cautious when opening and…

My favourite winter walk: the Hermitage of Galamus

In winter, work is flooding my desk, leaving hardly any time to enjoy the beautiful landscape. So, walks a mainly limited to a quick strong through the gardens surrounding my small town. Or, if time permits, to a quick excursion up the hill behind my home, where I will park my car on a windy platform offer spectacular views into the Gorges de Galamus. There, a 20 minute descend starts, which ends at the doors of the small Hermitage of St. Antoine de Galamus, built a cave inside the Gorge de Galamus by a religious hermit. The hermitage dates from the twelfth century and comprises a number of houses and a chapel in…