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Another legendary route on the way to Santiago de Compostela, this route will take you from the Mediterranean to the mountains of Haut Languedoc.
The Voie d’Arles, also called Via Tolosana, historically linked the routes coming from Italy and Spain. It’s a succession of historic places and exceptional landscapes.
You'll leave from the fabulous city of Arles, city of history and culture, famous for its historic centre and especially its Roman amphitheatre. Along the way to la Salvetat sur Agout, you'll cross other cities with strong cultural identities: Saint-Gilles du Gard and its abbey; Montpellier, economic and cultural capital, and its medieval alleys; or Lodève, its cathedral and more broadly its episcopal city.
But the encounters with history go beyond these cities. On your way, you'll pass the abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert or the Priory of Saint Michel de Grandmont, historical site in the heart of the Herault nature.
The route will then take you through the Causse du Larzac and its wide open spaces and then the Haut Languedoc Natural Park that will surprise you with its very preserved natural heritage.
This project is supported by the State under the State Territorial Interventions Programme – COASTAL PLAN 21
Ideas for stages
You can use the following stages to prepare your hike. Of course, these can be modified according to your chosen accommodations:
- Arles - Saint-Gilles 20,5km
- Saint-Gilles - Vauvert 16,5km
- Vauvert - Gallargues-le-Montueux 13,5km
- Gallargues-le-Montueux - Vendargues 25km
- Vendargues - Montpelllier 12km
- Montpellier - Montarnaud 23km
- Montarnaud - Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert 22km
- Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert - Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière 18,5km
- Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière - Lodève 13km
- Lodève - Lunas 28km
- Lunas - Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare 28km
- Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare - Murat-sur-Vèbre 23,3km
- Murat-sur-Vèbre - La Salvetat-sur-Agout 22 km