The path passes the salt road

Hautpoul - 81200 MazametFree access

Panoramic view of the Arnette gorges from the medieval city of Hautpoul to the Croix de Prat through the Cayenne factory.

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Starting from the Cathare village of Hautpoul, the historic birthplace and protector of Mazamet throughout the middle ages, this circuit climbs up and down and along the steep Arnette valley that was in the past the economic powerhouse of the region. It runs beside the small terraced gardens which used to be the pride of the inhabitants of Hautpoul. After the Cayenne factory, it crosses over to the south slopes of the Arnette and leads through meadows to the old Brettes farm and the Prat Cross. Along the route there are a number of viewpoints across the valley and towards the town, opening out onto the plain and towards the Pic de Nore (highest point in the Black Mountains). Just aside from the main circuit, by the houses of the Jamarié, there is a rocky outcrop on which the ruins of Saint Sauveur church can be explored. This was the first parish church and was used until at least the 16th century.



11 km of distance 3 hours and 30 minutes of duration 640 meters of altitude 320 meters of positive height difference 320 meters of height difference Route type BOUCLE


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✓ Not accessible in a wheelchair