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Peyremale

Col des 4 chemins

Agriculture and livestock farming
Architecture and village
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This walk goes over two passes on the GR 44B. Nice views over the Alps and Mont Ventoux; a pretty hamlet; and cross during the descent.

2 points of interest

  • Architecture

    Crop terraces (faïsses)

    You are taking paths that were once used by farmers to access their often very steep land, which they had laid out in faïsses (terraces). Here, they grew mulberry trees to feed to their silkworms as well as grains and chestnuts. You can see the vestiges of this agriculture, where every mas (isolated farm) had buildings known as magnaneries to breed silkworms and clèdes to dry chestnuts. Despite the substantial rural flight over the last two centuries, you can be almost sure to encounter chestnut farmers, goat or sheep farmers, market gardeners or beekeepers. 
  • Architecture

    Hamlet of Le Puech

    This mediaeval hamlet was built form schist, lauzes (tilestones) and red roof tiles, and has been renovated using traditional techniques. 

Description

Signposts will guide you all along this route. In the description below, the signposted place names and/or directions are given in bold italics between quotation marks:

Starting from "PEYREMALE", head towards "COL DE MALPERTUS" via "Le Puech", "Carignan", "Les Fourches" and "Les Selves". Continue on towards "Les Cognasses" till you reach "COL DES QUATRE CHEMINS", then head for "Les Fourches", "Carignan" and "Le Puech", before returning to "PEYREMALE".

This hike is taken from the guidebook Cévennes Haute Vallée de la Cèze, published by the Communauté de communes Cèze Cévennes as part of the collection Espaces Naturels Gardois and the label Gard Pleine Nature.
  • Departure : Peyremale, by the roundabout
  • Arrival : Peyremale, by the roundabout
  • Towns crossed : Peyremale, Bessèges, Robiac-Rochessadoule, and Portes

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Recommandations

Make sure your equipment is appropriate for the day’s weather conditions. Take enough water, wear sturdy shoes and put on a hat. Please close all gates and barriers behind you.

Information desks

Tourism office CezeCévennes, Bessèges

50 rue de la République, 30160 Bessèges

https://www.tourisme-ceze-cevennes.com/ot.besseges@gmail.com04 66 25 08 60

This office is part of the National Park's associated tourist-information network, whose mission is to provide information on, and raise awareness of, the sites and events as well as the rules that must be observed in the National Park's central zone.
Open year-round

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Tourism office Cèze-Cévennes Saint-Ambroix

Place de l'ancien Temple, 30500 Saint-Ambroix

https://www.tourisme-ceze-cevennes.com/ot.stambroix@gmail.com04 66 24 33 36

This office is part of the National Park's associated tourist-information network, whose mission is to provide information on, and raise awareness of, the sites and events as well as the rules that must be observed in the National Park's central zone.
Open year-round

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Transport

liO is the regional public transport service of the Occitanie/ Pyrénées – Méditerranée region. It facilitates everyone’s movements by prioritising public transport. For more information, call 08 10 33 42 73 or go to www.laregion.fr

Access and parking

Take the D 17 towards Peyremale.

Parking :

Park as you enter Peyremale on the D17 from Bessège

Source

Parc national des Cévenneshttp://www.cevennes-parcnational.fr/

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