Distance: 5 km
Duration (average) : 01h40
Level: Average
Elevation: 130 D +
2 opinions

Departure: ARGENS-MINERVOIS
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Easy hike from the Canal du Midi towpath between scrubland and pine forest.

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  • Vineyards and Discoveries

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ARGENS-MINERVOIS

IGN map reference (s): IGN 2445 East

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Step 1

From the town hall square, go down towards the cemetery by the rue de la Fontaine Fraîche where you can discover the remains of an old Romanesque church. Turn right along the canal towards Les Garriguettes. You will appreciate the view of the castle prior to the XNUMXth century, which, until the Crusade Against the Albigenses, belonged to the archbishops of Narbonne.
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Step 2

After admiring the Pech Laurier lock, join a path that will take you to the foot of the Pech Laurier. Go up the ridge. Here, the panorama is unique: the view is breathtaking over the Canal, the Lac des Aiguilles and the village, all of which constitutes a protected site. The village takes its name from a sandstone slide on masses of marl and clay. The path continues cresting in the pine forest, along junipers, oaks, pines. You will be able to see at the edge of the way a capitelle entirely restored in dry stone.

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Step 3

Then join the Bassanel path below. You access a landscape of "badlands", clay soil dissected by torrential runoff.

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Step 4

Then descend to the edge of Lac des Aiguilles and take a path to the right which allows you to follow it for a few hundred meters. There grows halophilic vegetation (living plants on salty soil) because the lake was once a pond.

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Step 5

Then take the tarred path to the left which leads to the village of Argens via the rue de la Tuilerie and the rue de l'Ancienne Forge.

Please note, the fire risk is currently high and may lead to the closures of flowerbeds. Find out before you go to consulting the fire risk map for outdoor activities.
Fires strictly prohibited.
Do not smoke or throw cigarette ends into the environment. Fires are numerous and catastrophic in our region.
In case of fire or accident: give alert 18 or 112 from a cell phone.
Protect yourself from the sun and take enough water with you.
Avoid picking flowers and plants. Take away all your waste.
Close fences and keep dogs on a leash in pasture areas, villages and protected areas. Thank you and have a good walk!

Reviews

denis beatrice The 21 July 2021
very pleasant trail, well maintained, well marked and the cicadas as an accompaniment to pure happiness thank you for being there to maintain it
chris tarry The 21 July 2021
Great walk -full of interesting varied scenery. Some wonderful views and easy terrain.

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