Aribaud’s Walls - Les capitelles

Aribaud’s Walls - Les capitelles

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In Conques-sur-Orbiel about thirty volunteers meet for half a day a week to restore these capitelles (dry stone hutS) which served as shelters for the winegrowers during the bad weather.


Signs: Blue markings

Departure to the right of the big sign going up the track for about 200m. Take on the right a path (small trail) following the blue arrows. Gradually go into the "Occitan garriga" scrubland to discover different “capitelles”. Arrival on a track, on the right for 50m then on the left where four visual supports will inform you about the Essences of the area, the Garrigue, the Alaric mountain and the Pyrenees.

Resume the progression behind you by following the markings, you will pass in front of the capitelle des Jumelles. Then two capitelles further on, you will leave on your right the departure of the Cagarot (path N°4, 2km, with beautiful panoramas) and by taking on the left you will arrive at "l'embarrade", this place was restored and fitted out in picnic area by a local association of protection of the capitelles. The path continues on the right up to a track, turn left, slightly uphill for about 250m.

On your right, you can see another construction, "l'assietadou" dry stone shelter for sitting. Then the signposts will take you to the left, the progression will take place in a rather dense garrigue, very pleasant and you will end up on a new track.

Turn right for 50m and then turn left (do not go over the power line). You will fall back on the track of the departure, take on the left in light descent for the return. You are facing south towards the Pyrenees: admire the panorama... Return to the parking lot.

  • Towns crossed : Conques-sur-Orbiel


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