Crayssac - Viewpoint of the Cévennes
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Le Chemin de la Cévenne

That's it CRAYSSAC
Duration 02:15
Difficulty Medium
Distance 6.9km
Denivele 202m

Under your feet, pebbles, but before your eyes, a magnificent view of the AOC vineyards of Cahors.

Crayssac is home to a unique paleontological site in the world. Since 1993, the “Pterosaur Beach” has been a privileged place of study for hundreds of students and researchers from all over the world. On the thin layers of mud deposited 140 million years ago by successive tides, pterosaurs, close relatives of the dinosaurs, have since left footprints engraved in a gigantic layer cake. Regular excavations have put an end to an old controversy about the mode of locomotion of these flying reptiles: we now know that pterosaurs were quadrupeds.


Go equipped with suitable shoes and waterproof clothing, protect yourself from the sun, bring water and find out about the weather conditions. Steep and steep paths between 3 and 4.

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With your back to the town hall, head towards the church. Just after the church, turn left towards the D23.

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Continue on the path that descends.

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At the next crossing, turn right and follow the bed of a stream.

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Turn right and go up a stony path (view of the vineyards of cahors) then begin the descent towards the D 9.

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Arrived at the D 9, (col de Crayssac 219 m), cross it to join a path on the left towards the heights. Follow the most stony path (be careful crossing a delicate ridge line). At the T-junction, turn right onto the road.

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At the “Mas de bastide”, take twice on the left to take the paved road in the direction of “la Bouyssounade”, then leave the road to turn right on a wide path and continue straight.

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At the T-junction with a wide path, turn right and continue to a crossroads.

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Cross the crossroads (stone cross) to go down the small road opposite (no entry) and continue straight on this road (views of the village on the left).

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At “Coustalou”, take the road which descends steeply to the left to reach the church.



Place de la mairie de Crayssac
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