Circuit des Deux Fontaines

Walks and hikes ,  Walking/pedestrian at Montamel

10.0 km
Walking/pedestrian
2h 30min
Easy
  • Shady walk with places where water provides an invitation to rest awhile and dream. "Mont à miel" (hill of honey) is supposedly the origin of the name Montamel in Occitan. According to the writings of a learned local found in the Departemental archives, in the Middle Ages the Lord of Laroque used impose a levy payable in beeswax on his various fiefs. In Montamel, all the rent-payers were subject to this tax, which apparently served to light the castle ! According to the author, this intensive honey-producing activity in the village is proof of the origin of the name. Somewhat less romantic is the explanation that Montamel comes from "Amel", a personal name of Germanic origin.
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