30 April 2105 – from St Guilhem le Désert to l’Hermitage de Notre Dame de Belle Grace.

Contributed by Phyl

Chateau

A beautiful walk of about 8kms following the GR74 but uphill all the way and quite steep for the first 35 minutes. A rocky path so boots are advised and also don’t go in the tourist season. Simply stunning views so easy to take a “petit pause” and enjoy.

L'ermitage

L'Ermitage

L’Ermitage is tucked away in a green flat spot, sheltered from the NW weather and is inhabited so silence is requested. We had our picnic there and wandered around the the buildings and also saw the water source coming down through the rocks at the back.

Chapel
Back to St Guilhem

Distance: 8 km. We walked at a medium pace and took 1hr 45 mins to go up and 1hr 20 to return.

Details of a longer version of this walk can be found here

Don’t forget the parking is payant and definitely not cheap.

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