The Black Mountain

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The Black Mountain - Tourism in the Aude

Nature lovers and hikers, come and discover the abundance of the Black Mountain (Montagne Noire)! Situated at the southern extremity of the Massif Central, at the edges of the Aude and Tarn departments, this mountain in wild, unspoilt terrain has contrasting types of countryside, as can be seen in the dark forests of pine trees, oaks and beeches towards the north, and the vineyards, garrigue and olive groves towards the south.

The highest point of the Black Mountain, at 1,211 metres, the Nore Peak has a superb panoramic view from its orientation table - you can see the Pyrenees, the Corbières, the Mediterranean Sea, the Toulouse plain and the Lacaune Mountains!

The Prise d'Alzeau, at Lacombe, is the source of the Black Mountain stream which brings water to the Saint-Ferréol basin.

There is nothing like a ramble or a bicycle ride for exploring the natural and built heritage of the Black Mountain, and discovering its typical villages like Roquefère and its castle!

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Nore peak at 1211 meters, is the highest point of the Black Mountains on the border of the departments of Aude and Tarn, near the Regional Natural Park of Haut Languedoc in the south of France.

Saissac Castle, located at the southern end of the village, overlooking the ravine Vernassonne situation which gives it an important strategic position at the entrance of the Black Mountain.

Villelongue Abbey, built in the 12th century in Saint-Martin-le-Vieil by Cistercian monks, developed in the 14th century after the crusade against the Cathar heresy. It remains to this day a fine example of architecture and typical Languedoc Southern Gothic sculptures from the 12th and 13th centuries.

For nature lovers, the Black Mountain is an area where there is always something to do or see.

Hautpoul's, medieval village of the Montagne NoireHautpoul's, medieval village of the Montagne Noire
Cubserviès Dame Blanche, one of the highest waterfalls in EuropeCubserviès Dame Blanche, one of the highest waterfalls in Europe
Hiking in the forestHiking in the forest
Lake Laprade with a hike of around 6 kmLake Laprade with a hike of around 6 km
Castles Lastours four Cathar castlesCastles Lastours four Cathar castles
Paper Mill - bush-et-VillaretPaper Mill - bush-et-Villaret
House of wood and toyHouse of wood and toy
trough the Black Mountaintrough the Black Mountain
Quiet lake of the Black MountainQuiet lake of the Black Mountain
Castle Saissac at the entrance to the Black MountainCastle Saissac at the entrance to the Black Mountain
Flora and fauna of the Montagne NoireFlora and fauna of the Montagne Noire
View from the peak Nore on the plain AudeView from the peak Nore on the plain Aude
Abbey VillelongueAbbey Villelongue
Chasm CabrespineChasm Cabrespine


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