Discovery paths

Several discovery paths can be discovered in Monts & Lacs en Haut-Languedoc : recreational, educational, … get involved !


Le Mont Barre

6 km – EasyElevation difference: 530 m
A Sensitive Natural Area to be discovered through an interpretative trail.
Leaflet on sale in our Tourist Information Offices (1€).


Walking path « A la rencontre des paysages d’Eole »

5,7 km – Easy
Discovery trail to observe the integration of wind turbines into the landscape.
Departure in front of la Clairière.
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Interpretive trail la Châtaigneraie

5,5 km Elevation trail  : 250 m
Discovery of typical agricultural architecture and traditional life linked to wood and fruit.
Self guided tour with booklet (1,50€) or accompanied (5,50 € per person).
Cours (Rosis).
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Interpretive trail la Tourbière de la Lande

Visit of a rare peat bog because it is Mediterranean. Passage on long gratings and pedagogical panels.
Unguided or commented visit.
Douch (Rosis)
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Sentier Prévert

4,5 km – EasyElevation difference : 272 m.
Classified as a Heritage Trail, it was created by the children of the local school who also designed the interpretation panels that line it.
Brochure on sale in our Tourist Office Information or available for download.
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Walking path « Sur les traces de l’Enfant Sauvage »

An adventure in the forest to play, learn and create while discovering the story of the Wild Child in a world of mysteries and memories.
Not suitable for pushchairs and not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Stroll not recommended in rainy weather.
Free visit: From Easter to All Saints’ Day. To make the walk more enjoyable, booklets (0,50€) and accessory packs (4€) are on sale at the Lacaune Tourist Information Office.
Price: free access
Guided and animated visit for children: In July and August, Tuesday to Thursday at 2pm (duration: 3 to 4 hours).
Meet at 1:50pm in front of the Lacaune Tourist Information.
Registration required (limited places).
Price: 4€ for children and free for adults.
6km far from Lacaune, on the RD 622, direction Castres.
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Discovery trails Pansières et de Martinou

2 circuits in the heart of the Lacaune national forest.
Brochures produces by the NFB available at the Lacaune Tourist Information.
Martinou: All year round.
Pansières: From April to October
On the RD 607, towards La Salvetat-sur-Agout
Tel. : 05.32.11.

Discovery trail The Montalet

1 km.
At an altitude of 1259  m., Montalet is home to a wealth of flora and fauna. At the top, at the foot of the Virgin, a landscaped reading table allows you to discover an exceptional panorama.
Site not accessible in snowy weather.
From the hamlet of Vidals, route du Montalet
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Calmels park

1,8 km.
On the edge of the castle of Calmels, this interpretation trail will allow you to discover the forest and the fauna that live there.
Adult of child booklets available at the Lacaune Tourist Information Office.
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Lacaune – Gijounet

Walking and cycling path the Petit Train

11 km.
Built on an old railway, along the Gijou valley, this path offers many unobstructed views and a site of special interest at the Gourp Fumant (series of tunnels and viaducts).
Departure from Lacaune (Avenue du Corps Francs de la Montagne Noire) or Gijounet (Buffet de la gare).
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Lacaune – Gijounet – Viane

Walking path « Au fil de la Vallée du Gijou »

30 km.
Interpretation path along the Gijou valley, a Natura 2000 clasified site. Panels will allow you to discover the environmental richness of this site.
Brochure available at the Lacaune Tourist Information Office.
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La Sagne des Baysses

1 km.
Theme trail marked out on the hiking trail “La Montéliote“. Peat bogs and other wetlands are numerous in the Monts de Lacaune. In these constantly waterlogged soils, plants such as sphagnum mosses adapt and settle. Deprived of oxygen, bacteria and fungi can no longer decompose the organic matter that accumulates and forms peat.
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La Salvetat-sur-Agout

Sur les traces du Drac (In the footsteps of Drac)

A fun and educational discovery trail marked out with 15 markers on the tracks of animals evolving in our environment, with the legend of The Drac, the totemic animal of the village, as a guideing thread.
Leaflet available at the CPIE du Haut-Languedoc or at our Tourist Information Offices.
Departure from the Bouldouïres Leasure Centre (Raviège lake).
Tel. : (Tourist Information Office) or (CPIEHL)

L’eau dans tous ses etats (Water in all its states)

Playful itinary along the water between the village of La Salvetat and the Raviège Lake. An interactive game to be played as a family to discover, learn and observer while having fun!
Free downloadable application.
Departure from the Bouldouïres leasure centre (Raviège lake).
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Nages – Rieumontagné

Les espaces naturels (Natural areas) autour de la maison de payrac

2 km.
Landscape, landscaped peat bog, small built heritage, flora, fauna… with a special adaptation of the circuit for children.
Brochure available in out Tourist Information Offices.
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Waking path Le sentier des termes de Tsaquarello

4 km.
Path marked with stone markers: cairns, stone capitelles and walls, structural elements of a landscape that was once largely pastoral, which today gives way to vast low moors tinted with mauve heather and bordered by fir forests.
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Arboretums and botanical gardens


Arboretum du Col du Triby

Created by the children of the communal school.
Free and open visit.
Route du Lac de Vesoles on the D169 at Col du Triby.

jardin d’Ortense (Hortense’s garden)

3 dedicated areas: the square of aromatic and medicinal plants, the square of flowers and the small vegetable garden.
Allée des Tilleuls.


Botanical garden

Shelters more than 150 plants of the region.
From June to September, by reservation only.
Avenue du Languedoc.
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Accompanied outings



Nature walks with a profesional guide, conferences, videoramas, exhibitions, environmental assessments and audits, “phyto and zoo” inventories (all phyla), “Corine biotope” cartography, DOCOB, assessments in “Biological Contamination of Heritage”, profesional training courses.
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