You're about to hit a special footpath. This part of the Chaîne des Côtes was hard to reach even 60 years ago but it has been very popular over the centuries.
It all began with the Gauls who established their worship site here over 2000 years ago. Then the monks came and built their 11th century romanesque chapel, a century before founding Silvacane Abbey. It became a pilgrimage site to pray to Saint Anne for rain in the 16th century. Pilgrims and hermits visited the site until the late 19th century.
More recently, the Maquis resistance fighters sought refuge here before being massacred in June 1944. After the war, a tiny, steep, craggy and narrow road was laid to link this still remote slice of land to the rest of the world.
Start and car park opposite Tourist Information
Estimated 4hr walk
Max altitude: 463m
Min altitude: 162m
Its length and elevation make it challenging
Be careful! Regulated access to the mountain range
Due to the high risk of fire over, access to forest mountains is regulated from June 1st to September 30th
Best foot forward !
Do not light fires
Keep to the paths
Do not pick flowers
Do not disturb wildlife
Keep dogs on a lead during hunting season
Take your litter home with you
Wear appropriate footwear and take a hydrating drink
Take a mobile phone
Adhere to rules and regulations
Note ! Regulated access to the mountain range
Due to the high risk of fire over summer, access to forest mountains is regulated from June 1st to September 30th.
For your safety and the protection of natural sites, please check the mountain range is open before you start your hike: +33 (0)8 11 20 13 13 (local call charge) or Tourist Information on +33 (0)4 42 99 00 26.
Click here for complete information about mountain range access terms.