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The Galamus gorges

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The Galamus gorges - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Languedoc-Roussillon
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At the heart of the Fenouillèdes massif, on the border of the departments of Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales, between Cubières-sur-Cinoble and Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, the Galamus gorges extend over 2 m, a spectacular natural site with vertiginous limestone cliff faces! Carved out over time by the tumultuous waters of the Agly, this protected area can be admired from the narrow road which traverses the wild countryside, in all its beauty... As photogenic a place as you could hope to find, which you can admire from a specially created belvedere, the Hermitage of St Anthony of Galamus clings to a cliff overlooking the Agly and will delight amateur photographers!

Between April and September, the Galamus gorges, with their little waterfalls and pools, are particularly good for canyoning. This is a fun and pleasant way to explore this marvellous natural heritage.

In the summer, when the gorge road becomes busy, a system of alternating traffic is in place, to make it easier and safer to cross the gorges. There are also electric shuttle buses (Diablines) which go from Cubières-sur-Cinoble and Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet.

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The Galamus gorges

4 km from the village of Cubières-sur-Cinoble begins Gorges de Galamus exceptional natural heritage that attracts many visitors and canyoning practitioners. In summer, to facilitate the crossing of this site, 3 car parks are equipped with shuttles, it is strongly advised to visit on foot (4 km return). The narrowness of the road inside the parade does not allow vehicles to pass or to park there : alternating traffic is established from 13h to 19h daily in July and August by a team of animators.

From the parking Belvedere a small trail provides access to the hermitage (10 min) or by a staircase carved in stone on the other side of the tunnel.

Galamus hermitage seen from the lookout (© Jean Espirat)
Galamus hermitage seen from the lookout (© Jean Espirat)
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Gorge and Hermitage Galamus (© Jean Espirat)
Gorge and Hermitage Galamus (© Jean Espirat)
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Country road through the gorge Galamus
Country road through the gorge Galamus
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The Agly digging the bottom of the gorge Galamus
The Agly digging the bottom of the gorge Galamus
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