On a rocky peak of the Montagne Noire, lies the small picturesque village of Hautpoul. Shipwrecked in history, you can still see beautiful vestiges of the Middle Ages, as well as splendid panoramas of the Mazamet valley and its surroundings.
Hautpoul with golden eggs ...
Hautpoul, what a discovery! This extraordinary village is endowed with a beautiful medieval heritage and has an important place in the history of the territory: Catharism, wars between Catholics and Protestants … Yes, this site is of a historical, cultural but also natural “richness”.
Since September 2018, a last jewel has been added: a gigantic passerelle! It is the joy of hikers or families, curious to discover a new attraction.
The fabulous visit by torchlight
As in the Middle Ages when people only had candlelight, the Tourist Office has “taken up the torch” to offer you great tours of Hautpoul. At nightfall, a guide takes you through the steep streets of the village, only lit by the burning torches. In this timeless and luminous universe, it will make you relive the legends and the great hours of Hautpoul: simply fascinating!
Hautpoulois feasting and warfare
The companions of the Rocque d’Hautpoul invite you to relive the 13th century. The association’s “Skirmishers” organize shows and events to immerse you in the heart of medieval life. Sempré fidèle! Rebel totjorn! Autpoul! Autpoul!
(Faithful to Never! Always Rebel! Hautpoul! Hautpoul!)
Go through the door ...
Dare to go through the gate of Hautpoul’s lower castle and discover the village as you have never seen it! For fans of the game of the seven differences, will you be able to find the difference with today?