LaPasserelle – Himalayan type footbridge
Since 2018, a passerelle (a Himalayan style footbridge), unique in Occitania, crosses the Arnette gorges in Mazamet. Exceptional views of the valley, access to the medieval village of Hautpoul and thrills are part of the adventure for this family outing “par excellence”!
Reaching to the passerelle is, in itself, a nice walk in the Montagne Noire: several routes, with various gradients, are possible. The assent commences from the Jamarié car park on the outskirts of Mazamet, then we climb up through the forest the foothills of the Montagnes. Choose the gradient of the pathway to take you towards the famous passerelle. Remember to take good walking shoes!
Are you dizzy ?
Designed with respect for the environment, this suspension bridge blends perfectly into the natural landscape of the Montagne Noire. With 24-hour free access, crossing the 140m long and 70m high passerelle should give you some thrills! Suspended in the air, we also enjoy a splendid view over the valley and the town of Mazamet.
A link between past and modernity
The footbridge thus links a medieval village (Hautpoul) to a modern town (Mazamet). It symbolises on its own: the links that Mazamet maintains with nature and with its past – textile, religious and Cathar – but also its current dynamism and its vision for the future …
Access is open 24 hours a day
– Waking shoes/boots are recommended and during the summer, take a cap and a water bottle