The Corbières

This was part of a longer walk that we did in 2015.

Walking in France: Corbieres

The Corbières is a mountainous area adjacent to the eastern Pyrénnées, with many rich valleys full of vines. Using traditional paths from one valley to the next, we found it easy to get lost, but not seriously, and never for long.

The villages along the way provided us with rest, refreshment and interest. They had that air of self-containment that we find so attractive, where all the people seem to know each other and be caught up in local matters.

The exception was Lagrasse, which was a Plus Beau Village and consequently more focused on tourists. However it was really beautiful and we enjoyed exploring it.

Camping grounds in this corner of France are not generally as good as elsewhere, with the result that we stayed in hotels for three nights in a row, saving the best till last.

Getting to Port-la-Nouvelle

To get directly to Port-la-Nouvelle from Paris, you can get a TGV to either Narbonne or Montpellier, and then a local train.

Our route for this walk

Day 1: Port-la-Nouvelle to Sigean

Day 2: Sigean to Bizanet

Day 3: Bizanet to Fabrezan

Day 4: Fabrezan to Lagrasse

Day 5: Lagrasse to Capendu

This map shows accommodation icons for each night. Zoom in on a particular icon to see its precise location.

You can also see this map using Google Earth and take a virtual flight along our route.

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