Itineray type : Foot

Theme : Cultural

Season : Summer

Labels : Vignobles et Découvertes


Description :

The differences in the countryside will offer you a great break and a very pleasant relaxing hike. You’ll walk along the Canal du Midi, then climb uphill accompanied by the typical scent of the garrigue and you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful view over the plain below. The end of the hike takes place along the Aiguilles lake.

Descriptif détaillé :

From the place de la Mairie, go down the rue de la Fontaine Fraîche towards the cemetery where you’ll discover the vestiges of an ancient Romanesque church. Turn right along the Canal towards ‘Les Garriguettes’. (If you turn left and pass underneath the bridge, you’ll have a view over the marina.) You’ll enjoy a view on the pre-13th century castle which, up until the Albigensian Crusade, belonged to the successive archbishops of Narbonne.
(1) Find a path that will lead you to the foot of the “Pech Laurier” hill. Climb uphill till you reach the ridge.
Here, you’ll enjoy a superb panoramic view over the Canal, the Lac des Aiguilles and the village of Argens. The entire site is in fact a conservation area. The name of the village finds its origin in a sandstone landslide over masses of marl and clay. The path follows the ridge line through the pine forest along juniper, oak and pine trees. Be sure to pay attention to the “capitelle” (dry-stone hut) restored in full along the path. (2) Next, take the path to Bassanel situated below, giving way to a badlands landscape: clayey soil dissected by the torrential runoff. (3) Continue downhill towards the banks of the Lac des Aiguilles then, to your right, take the path which will allow you to continue along the lake for a couple of hundred meters. You’ll come across some typical halophile vegetation here (plants growing in salty soil), the reason being that this lake used to be a brackish pond. (4) Then take the tarred road to the left which, at the foot of the Garriguettes, will lead you back to Argens through the rue de la Tuilerie and the rue de l’Ancienne Forge.

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  • chris tarry

    Great walk -full of interesting varied scenery. Some wonderful views and easy terrain.

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