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The two royal bastides

11.2 km Departure city : Nailloux Vertical drop : 85 m

3h facile
50min facile

10 km / variant 6 km

STARTING POINT : In front of the church of Nailloux
Level : Easy
Time : 3h / variant 2 h

1- Wallk through the car park in front of the Saint Martin church of Nailloux. Turn right which leads you to the old Wheat Hall. Go around it to the right and follow the road until you come to a sign right to “Saint Meen”. Go down that road for about 400 m, until you come to a grassy track.

2- When you get to the statue and old Saint-Meen wash-house (19th century), turn left and walk beside the cemetary. Continue until you get to the D19, cross carefully and keep to the right, on the lower side. Turn left onto a little road «Chemin de Laborie», which goes past the water tower and on for a further 500 m, then turn right onto a grassy track, «Serre de Rosette», which goes down to the lake.

3- When you get to the sign post “Serre de Rozettes”, a different way is to go is on the left bank of the lake, follow the dotted line on the map for a shorter circuit (8.750km, 2h30) Or, go right and walk for 250m. At the signpost named “Le Rival” take the footpath opposite.

4- This footpath climbs up about 800m towards Montgeard. When you get to the top, turn left up the road
and cross the village via «rue de la Bastide».

5- When you get to the old wheat hall, take a left towards the Our Lady of Assumption Church (16th century), which is really worth a visit. Go around to the right of the church and follow the edge of the cemetary until you get to a crossroads, turn left onto the D25.

6- On arrival at the Thésauque lake, go the other side of the security barriers and follow the road.

7- Go towards the left following the bank of the lake following the signpost “Mirepoix”

8- When you get to the end of the lake, walk along the damn until you reach the footpath. Follow the footpath until you reach a footpath named «Bellecoste», where you turn right. The path climbs up towards Nailloux and turns into a road which terminates at the place Je»an Jaurès. Turn right and then right again into the «rue Occitane», then turn left into the «rue de la Boucherie».

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