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A circuit by car from Mazamet to visit the hidden nooks of the Black Mountain

The Black Mountain in car

The Montagne Noire is so called because of its sombre aspect when seen from afar, which results from its thick vegetation and its geographic location on the frontier between oceanic and Mediterranean climatic influences.  Driving through its secret forests and waterfalls, its panoramic view points, its lakes (Montagnès, Saint-Ferréol),  and sites and historic villages (Hautpoul, Saissac, Abbaye Ecole Royale de Sorèze, Abbayes de Dourgne, bourgs médiévaux d'Escoussens, Aussillon le Vieux, Labruguière), you may feel that it would be more rightly called the Green & Blue Mountain; particularly once you have experienced the savoir faire of yesterday and today, (textiles and wool in Mazamet, copper in Durfort, la voûte de Vauban et la Rigole de Riquet aux Cammazes). 

Download the circuit : Circuit Montagne Noire