Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès
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Le Coumbo Falgouzo

Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès

Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès

Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès

Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès

Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès
 
Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès

The Montagne Noire situated between sea and mountains, is a region full of character, where the Atlantic and Mediterranean influences meets each other.

Accessible from Carcassonne, take the D201 and from Conques sur Orbiel the D101 via Lastours. Continue through Mas-Cabardès to l'église de Saint-Pierre de Vals (Parking 2) or La Tourette-Cabardès (Parking 1 very limited) on the outskirts of the village on a corner near the laundry.

The best discoveries are those that are done on foot.... mule paths carved side valleys, crossing streams, crossing the moors of purple heather or simply treading the carpet sheets autumn in the forest châtaigniers.

Le path is the thread, the one who guides and reassures. It's along the way that we find traces of men and women who have to live this country: historical and religious ubiquitous, more intimate, the huts, bridges, cross and streams, sometimes enigmatic stones that dug wells...
  La Tourette-Cabardès is a small village in the Aude department at 444 meters above sea level, nestled on the side of a wooded hill above a deep and narrow valley in a pretty wild scene. Turetta successively named, The Toreta, Tourette La Tourette and finally La Tourette-Cabardès. The origin of its name could come from a small circular tower above the St. Anne's Church.

The village was deeply marked by the Cathars and has often served as a refuge for heretics. After the Treaty of Paris of 1229, it became in possession of the King of France. In 1402, the stronghold of the Toreta falls under the sway of the cathedral of Saint Nazaire in the city of Carcassonne.

Cozily nestled in the heart of the forest village of La Tourette seems withdrawn from the world. Wildlife is never far away, it is not uncommon during a walk to see deer, buzzard, squirrel ... Badger likes to leave its traces in front of his hole. The great horned owl and the owl waiting ... then begin their hooting rising from the bottom of the cooler valleys. The remains of a tower, adjoining below the church may have given its name to the locality.

The Middle Ages welcomes Latourette a Cathar community in which some village house used as a refuge. Latourette between Miraval and a connecting trail leads us in their footsteps. Troubadours or hunted they all walked these paths linking one valley to another.

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Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès

Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès

Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès

Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès

Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès
  Features:  
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- Distance
- 8,8 km
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- Mini Altitude
- 480 meter
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- Departure
- D 9
  La Tourette-Cabardès
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- Type
- Loop
a - Max Altitude
- 760 meter
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- Vertical drop
- 336 meter
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- Duration
- 3 Hours
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- Markup
- Yes
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- IGN reference
- 2345O
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- Difficulty
- Easy
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- Coordinates
- 43.38356,
2.32793
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  Opening Le Coumbo Falgouzo - La Tourette-Cabardès:

- 01 january to 31 december
Qualité Tourisme Aude Tourisme La Communauté de Communes de la Montagne Noire Villages Perchés en Montagne Noire Office de tourisme de Revel-Saint-Ferréol-Montagne Noire
 

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  Le Coumbo Falgouzo
 
Leisure - Sports - Mountain walks - Snow-shoe walks - Hiking - Walking
 
Departure:
Office du Tourisme des Ilhes-Cabardès
Route du Mas-Cabardès
11380 Ilhes-Cabardès

Phone +33 4.68.47.38.60
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Email -
les.ilhes@tourisme-montagnenoire.com

Website -
www.tourisme-haut-cabardes-aude.com
www.randonnees.yolasite.com
www.villagesperches.free.fr

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