THE THREE SKITTLES

At COUSTOUGE

Itineray type : Foot

Theme : Cultural

Season : Summer

Descriptif détaillé :

From the place de l’Eglise (church square) onward, go down the small street straight ahead till you reach the fountain.
Fill your bottles or flasks with fresh water and start the climb up the small path to the right. It’ll take you round a villa into the Devès pine wood (1).
The trail winds along in the shade of the Aleppo pine trees the inhabitants of Coustouge have seen grow for over sixty years.
At the top of the Devès, the “Trois Quilles” (three dry-stone skittles), built by the farmers of yore, look down upon the village. Turn round to get back on the trail. Turn left and follow the path south to leave the pine wood. Go down in the garrigue and then (2) cross the Roubine stream and continue till you reach the D106 from Coustouge to Albas.
Those of you who prefer to take it easy can now return to the village by way of the D106 to the right, in the direction of Coustouge.
If not, turn left, continue for about 100 m, then turn right and climb the Brezeil on a small twisting and turning tarred road (3). You’ll then take a small path uphill till you reach the ridge. Another great panoramic view on the village, from a different angle this time, is on display here. Enjoy a couple of moments of peace and quiet up here before beginning the descent on a huge, (!) crumbly and unstable slab of rock.
Take the D323 to the left, in the direction of Jonquières, and in a bend (4), you’ll leave it for a path to the right which will take you back to the village. Admire the architecture of the vineyard’s different supporting walls.
Once you get back to the village of Coustouge (villa CUSTODIA, quoted for the first time in the year 834), take a look at the ancient windmill which has been restored.

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