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Hiking path throughout the Tiergues and Soulsou Causses

Hiking path throughout the Tiergues and Soulsou Causses

This circuit that leads you in the frontal causses across small valleys and ridges, displays a whole rich heritage and offers a getaway through time and space, with some superb views over Saint-Affrique.From the Maréchal Foch square in Saint-Affrique, take the road towards Rodez (route de Tiergues). 100 m after the Painlevé square, pass under the porch to your left. Carry on the path and reach the junction with the road which you take to the right up to a sharp bend. Walk straight on a track until an intersection with a larger path. Take this rising path up to the road.Take right the stone track, then follow the path that ascends progressively and overhangs the road to Tiergues.When you reach the junction, take the track of the dale which runs parallel to the D50. Follow the ravine and the brook towards Tiergues.At the signposted intersection, take to the left a rising wooded path which leads to the plateau where the Tiergues dolmen is located.After your visit to the dolmen, walk to the right along the D250 and reach the hamlet of Tiergues. To get through the village, walk around the graveyard and walk past the church (notice the sundial on the façade of a house).As you get to the intersection with the cross, fork to the left and follow the trail that slopes gently down towards the D993. Take this road for 70 m and leave it to join a footpath on the right, then reach the tarred road which leads to Canissac and go further up to the left.Walk past the buildings up to the junction and head towards Soulsou. Walk around the farm to the South-East and take a wide trail which runs parallel to the ravine. Carry on in the middle of pine plantations until you reach an intersection.Leave the main trail and take right a path that goes across the undergrowth and follow it to the junction with a tarmac road that you take to the left. Leave consecutively two roads going to the left, then 100 m after a bend and a place called "Julhac", take right a track up to a junction with a tarmac road that reaches the town centre.

16 km
4 h
max. 633 m
min. 320 m
512 m
-511 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point


Lat : 43.9579Lng : 2.88375
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Château des comtes de Caylus

Ce rocher servit d'appui à la construction du château des comtes de Caylus au XIème siècle, dont il ne reste aucune trace aujourd'hui.Au pied du Rocher, à l'intérieur de l'enceinte fortifiée, étaient regroupé les maisons des serviteurs du château, formant de l'est à l'ouest une rue traversante.Les habitants de Saint-Affrique s'étant plaints du seigneur de Caylus auprès de Raimond VII, le château fut détruit à la suite d'une rebellion en 1238 du comte de Caylus contre son suzerain Raymond VII, comte de Toulouse, marquis de Provence et de Gothie.Le mur d'enceinte a subsisté jusqu'au début du XIXème siècle : en 1808, le Conseil Municipal de Saint-Affrique le fit abattre pour empierrer la route de Tiergues, alors route impériale 99.Le rocher culmine à 519 mètres.

Saint-affrique
Lat : 43.9663Lng : 2.89585
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Tiergues dolmen

Listed as a historical monument, the Tiergues dolmen is part of the...Read more

Lat : 43.9971Lng : 2.92467
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Dolmen de Tiergues

Dolmen classé monument historique.Il fait parti de la vingtaine de dolmens recensés, pas tous bien conservés. Ces dolmens ont été fouillés au XXème siècle par Emile Cartailhac. le mobilier découvert lors de ces fouilles se trouve éparpillé à Rodez, à Toulouse....

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Counts of Caylus’ Castle

This rock was used as the bedrock for the building of the Counts of...Read more

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7 informations complémentaires

Departure

Parking Maréchal Foch à Saint-Affrique

Arrival

Parking Maréchal Foch à Saint-Affrique

Ambiance

Throughout stone tracks, low stone walls, a buissière and a pine plantation, this hike unveils some treasures of the local heritage: the Caylus rock, a former Seigneurial castle, the Tiergues dolmen, an outstanding megalith and the Soulsou farm. To get more info, a stop at the Maison de la Mémoire in Saint-Affrique is imperative!

Access

Saint-Affrique is situated 31 km southwest of Millau via the D 992 and D 999

Advised parking

Parking place Maréchal Foch à Saint-Affrique

Public transport

Travel by bus or train: www.mobimipy.fr/Carpooling : BlaBlaCar, Rézo Pouce, Covoiturage-libre, Idvroom, LaRoueVerte, Roulez malin

Advice

Box tree months are active from May to October. During the caterpillar phase, they feed on the leaves of box trees. They crawl down trees and move on long silken threads, although these threads are annoying when hiking they do not pose any health risk

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