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The Black Mountain

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Occitanie

The Black Mountain - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Occitanie
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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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The Black Mountain