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Randonnée pédestre: la mine – La Tholos de la Lauve
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Randonnée pédestre: la mine - La Tholos de la Lauve

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La Tholos de la Lauve
This waymarked trail offers an outstanding view on Salernes countryside

Sightseeing site
La Lauve plateau

The waymarked trail
A stroll in full nature following the ancient Provence railroad

CARPARK
You can park you car at La Muie carpark.
Retrace your steps to Parouvier round about. Take a sharp left turn and follow the “La Croix” pathway leading off to your right.

THE CIRCUIT WALK
The walk starts from Parouvier roundabout, just outside Salernes city centre heading to Sillans, Aups (just up JJ Rousseau street).
. Hikers, you start off from the roundabout, following the trail passing « Les Arnauds » camping site and heading uphill.

Once you have reached the secondary road, follow the track leading off to your right for about 218 yards until another unleveled path is met onto your right. Continue onto this path and after about 163 yards, take a left turn onto a mule track. Walk past an old stone country house. Head across the road to Salernes/ Aups and follow the tarmack track just opposite.

Once the ancient Provence railroad is met, take a left turn and follow the waymarks 54 yards further. This pathway was formerly used to convey the open air extracted bauxite. You still can see traces of wheel passages. Follow the waymarks until the mine is met. You can pause and admire the outstanding view over Salernes sceneries

Once you have reached La Lauve plateau which used to be very woody ( fire in 1992 entirely destroyed the magnificent forest), take a right turn heading to the Tholos site, a grave dating back to the megalithic period.

Keep following the Parouvier pathway and head downhill torwards Salernes city centre. Head across the Europe road which was built on the ancient Provence railway. Once the junction is reached, you can pause to admire the ceramic-covered old house before retracing your steps to the carpark.

Tourist landmark
The ancient Provence railway.

Recommandations

Follow the waymarked trail only when it is allowed. Tourist office in Salernes informs you about the opening of forest massifs.

Tourism for disabled
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

Free of charge.

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Equipments
  • Car park
Languages spoken
  • French
Distance
4.4km
Day duration
1h15
Positive slope
208m
Negative slope
208m
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Type
Round
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