Cirque de Mourèze
Cirque de Mourèze
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Roy
    Belgium25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice calm hike
    It was a cloudy day at the coast, but when we arrived at the starting point, no clouds and sunny weather… maybe it was a bit too hot for a hike (30C), but we had enough water with us, sun protection, good shoes etc. All this is advised. We payed 3€ for the parking (keep the ticket and you can come back for free for the rest of the year), which is a reasonable price, and started the short trail, and it was a astonishing hike. Breathtaking views, and nice rocky route. I read some comments about the trail markings…. our 6y old guided the route with no issues, so I’m not sure if they changed anything but is was crystal clear! If you’re a geo-cacher… check your app, there’s a world cache on the track and some small caches to collect.
    Thank you for your comment roye60 ! Our place is very beautiful and with a good equipment you can make a very good hiking ! If you need some informations contact us +33 4 67 96 23 86 or consult our website : www.destination-salagou.en See you soon in our destination. Tourist Office Destination Salagou.
    Written July 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • HUNTINGPARTY
    Sevenoaks, United Kingdom530 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot but beautiful
    Have been staying in the area for many years and this was our fist time at Moureze. The weather was extremely hot and although we were prepared even the short walk was tough. The early part of the route was well marked but we struggled to find the split point between the short and long walks. It didn't matter (we had Pocket Earth) as we found some trails and made our way into the village. Will definitely come back when the weather is cooler.
    Thank you HUNTINGPARTY for your comment. Contact us if you need some informations or go to our website www.destination-salagou.en See you sson in our destination. Tourist office of Destination Salagou
    Written September 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • louxxash
    London, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great scenic walk
    We arrived on a very hot day, parked for €3 with the ticket valid until the end of the year for return visits. There are toilets just beyond the car park and the start of the walk. There is a map which is quite confusing, not really distinguish between the short and long walk. We followed the yellow stripe markers quite easily however, the way not to go clearly marked with yellow crosses. Is a bit of a scramble in places but nothing difficult. Spectacular rock formations and views along the way. Quite cool in the mountains which was a pleasant relief from the heat. Eventually you come to a signpost directing you back to the village 1km or the longer walk. We took the path to the village and a lovely cafe serving beer and coffee, another round the corner serving food. The village is beautiful and definitely worth a walk round too.on the way back to the car park is a restaurant which was closed when we visited. Will definitely return to complete the longer walk.
    Hi louxxash. Thank for your comment. On the map you can find the separation point between the circuits, at the number 3 and the little speech to the right of the map. On-site indicator signs allow you to make your circuit without stress. If you need some informations our tourist office is actually open every day between 9:30am to 4:30 pm or you can consult our website www.destination-salagou.en See you soon in our territory. Tourist office Destination Salagou.
    Written September 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India4,351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Cirque De Moureze is a natural park of limestone rocks eroded by wind and water over millions of years, yielding unusual and eccentric shapes. We hiked the easy yellow-trail (Route des Courtinals) which starts at the visitor centre and ends in the village of Moureze. It took us a little over an hour. The signposting certainly has cope for improvement. Great trek, must-do when in the area.
Written July 12, 2022
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Written July 23, 2022
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HUNTINGPARTY
Sevenoaks, UK530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Have been staying in the area for many years and this was our fist time at Moureze. The weather was extremely hot and although we were prepared even the short walk was tough. The early part of the route was well marked but we struggled to find the split point between the short and long walks. It didn't matter (we had Pocket Earth) as we found some trails and made our way into the village. Will definitely come back when the weather is cooler.
Written September 17, 2023
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Thank you HUNTINGPARTY for your comment. Contact us if you need some informations or go to our website www.destination-salagou.en See you sson in our destination. Tourist office of Destination Salagou
Written September 18, 2023
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AndrewMorgan073
Esperance, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Took the kids and grandparents for a picnic and then did the shorter, circular walk. We all loved walking through the rocks (and climbing all over them). Walk finishes in Moureze and there's a few cafes and restaurants to choose from afterwards if you need an ice cream / food / beer, as we did! Fantastic day out here. Really recommended for people who love the outdoors.
Written June 2, 2017
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Navigate291269
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
It was a harder hike than we thought, but most enjoyable, the views were fantastic. And we enjoyed a coffee and cake in the village. Also the local jams.
Written June 25, 2019
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Amanda D
Halifax, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
We arrived on a sunny spring morning and paid our 2 euros to park. A very helpful German lady provided us with as many English language leaflets as she could find.
We wandered into the village and followed the signs around the cirque. There are 3 different walks depending on your time and fitness levels. We did the short walk as we were planning a visit to the nearby Lac de Salagou as well. This is not a walk for those with mobility difficulties. DO take bottles of water on a hot day. Be prepared to do the equivalent of a step class up and down the rocks. But this maintains it as nature intended.
The sound of insects, warm scent of wild rosemary, and fantastic scenery made this a memorable couple of hours. The dolomite are spectacular and the view through them to the village at the end of the walk is what chocolate boxes were made for.
Do visit.
Written April 26, 2014
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sulaphil
Worcester, UK31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We did the shorter walk but we were not advised on footwear, fitness or sufficient information about the route. A diagrammatic map map makes Point 2 not too far from Point 3. In fact it’s a good 30- 40 min walk with narrow passages. However, it’s a great walk and a good achievement for anyone of 65+.
Written June 6, 2019
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Marshall B
Ferney-Voltaire, France3,977 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
It is hard to have so much in such a small area - quaint village, rather rare geological formations, art studio - one only wishes, although perhaps out of mere touristic greed, that the chateau were open to visitors - it has a long and distinguished history - but, even in ruins, one can imagine its importance on the Nimes-Toulouse route. The area has been continuously inhabited for more than 7000 years, and this type of geology is only one of four in France, so definitely worth a stop or even a hike. Hiking maps are available, but one can enjoy the area without too much effort. Camera is recommended in any case.
Written April 24, 2018
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David C
Tiverton, UK2,409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
Unusual and with some great views. However, there are some steep drops, the route isn't that well signposted and the paths have a lot of loose stones. Not for the immobile.
Car park is 3 Euros. You can either walk 7K or do a shorter walk of 2K from the Courtinales entrance.
Written September 15, 2016
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Jessica M
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is an area of breathtaking scenery with some good facilities. Parking is available on the way in to Moureze, for the cost of a few euros, with shady spaces, a toilet block, and some very nice and helpful staff who will give you a walking map of the area.

There are different signposted options for shorter or longer walks; we chose the shorter route of a few km (perfectly fine for me at 7mo pregnant), which took us through some stunning landscapes with great views and relatively easy terrain.

Be aware that the turning for the shorter route is signposted, so if you think you've reached it but there's no sign, you should probably carry on a bit- there are a number of small paths leading from the main one but on the whole the route is well marked with yellow arrows and crosses.

A really beautiful place and one of the highlights of our holiday.
Written June 29, 2016
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bergenfamily2013
Ridgewood, NJ316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
We spent a week in the Languedoc and loved going to Moureze! We are a family of 4 with daughters who are 6 and 8 and we explored the LE PARC DES COURTINALS. The views were amazing and it was one of the highlights of our week. We parked in the village and didn't go as far up as it sounds like some other reviewers went but still had beautiful views and it was not too challenging for the children. We would love to go back again when they are older.
Written July 18, 2014
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