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Roy Quarries

Hikes & walks in Caunes-Minervois

Roy Quarries - Hikes & walks in Caunes-Minervois
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Description sheet

DepartmentAude
Departure municipalityCaunes-Minervois
Outing typeHike
DifficultyEasy
Duration2h30
Recommended periodfrom january to december
EnvironmentCountryside
Kilometres7 km
Altitude upon departure189m
Change in altitude121m

Access

Europe car park at the entrance to the village.

Itinerary

From the car park, make your way to Place de la République past the schools, Rue Montgaillard, Place de la Mairie, Rue du Plo de la Sal, and after crossing the road, continue along Rue des Terralbes. Opposite, take a path up through the garrigue to an old quarry (blocks still visible).

Continue towards the rock overlooking Argent-Double (viewpoint). Join a path on your right, the so-called Napoleon road (note the work on the bridges). When you arrive at the Rives Hautes forest road, cross it (stone hut) at the entrance to the path that leads across the garrigue to Roy Quarry.

Join the path that leads to the present-day quarries. Descend 200 m towards Caunes-Minervois. Turn left along a small trail through the pine forest. Turn right to return to the village along Chemin du Cros.

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