Une Cazelle sur la Causse du Quercy

Le Chemin des Combes

Walks and hikes ,  Walking/pedestrian at Cremps

9.0 km
2h 30min
  • The walk takes you through the coombs of la Joyeuse and la Valse, providing welcome cool shade. The village's architecture is remarkable for its "bolets" (covered balconies) which mark the entrance to the houses with their Mediterranean aspect. The stock farmers of the Quercy Causses built many "cabanes" in dry stone. They are called cazelles or gariottes, according to whether they are located in the north or the south of Quercy. Another interpretation of the difference in name depends on exactly where they are built. La gariotte is often sited within the thickness of a field wall, or in a "cayrou" (large heap of stones). The cazelle is a small, independent building, round or square.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)