Hiking path - Cabrières and the surrounding terroir
Take your time, stop and discover the rich historical heritage and the varied rural landscapes, fashioned by centuries of work which continues to the present day. Distance: 6 km - Altitude change: 190 m - Time: 2 h - Marking: yellow - white/red - yellow/red and unmarked - Start: Town Hall of Cabrières d'Avignon
Start from the Town Hall parking lot Walk to the center of the village, then follow arrows to the "Mur de la Peste" (Plague Wall). Go up the Grand-Rue, go in front of the church. At the fountain, go left on rue du Château. There is a stela in front of the château to the memory of the Waldensian massacre in April 1545. Continue on Chemin de la Pourtalette, then take Chemin de la Muscadelle, between the cultivated terraced fields - great view over the Lesser Luberon. The chemin turns into a steep, pebbly trail. At the top, at an intersection (there is the base of a cross), continue straight on and reach the Mur de la Peste. Turn right (north) and go along the wall which has been restored over a distance of 1.2 km until you reach the intersection by the DFCI water tank. Go right (southeast) on the trail which goes down toward the Calavon valley - great view from the Luberon to the Alpilles and the vineyards in the valley. Continue on the trail which winds south over 500 m and reach an intersection. Take the narrow trail on the left. It goes through a copse of green oak and juniper (Chemin des Pileuses). Go along a wall, then go between olive trees on the left and almond trees, vineyards and cherry trees on the right. At the Colimbou intersection continue straight on. At the fork, keep to the same direction amidst the olive trees planted on carefully tended terraced fields, then reach La Plantade. Go to the right on the tarred road which goes through a residential area and leads to the Route des Cèdres. Go right toward the village. At the entrance to the village at an intersection with a cross, look at the water stream which feeds the fountains and washing wells. Continue on Rue Haute and reach the square with the washing well and cross. Go right, reach a small square with a covered well, then continue straight to Rue du Château. Retrace your steps to the parking lot.
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