To the discovery of the Auzonnet valley
Located north of Alès and leading to the slopes of the Col de Portes, this valley inscribed in the adhesion area of the Cevennes National Park is a natural area of ecological, faunistic and floristic interest where you will easily notice the botanical mix.
You will first cross an environment composed of scrubland vegetation, olive tree cultivation, holm oaks (exploited for firewood).
And going up towards the crests or on the northern slope, you will discover a whole stand of chestnut trees, broad-leaved trees and conifers.
Meeting with the dolmen
At the highest point of the walk, nestles the dolmen erected between 2000 and 3000 years before Christ. It would have been crushed and dismantled voluntarily in the Middle Ages. It is the tomb of a Neolithic prince or princess, the first permanent occupants of the commune.
This dolmen is coupled with that of the Col de Trélis, at Martinet, and belongs to a larger set centered on Vallon-Pont d’Arc. Rediscovered a few years ago, it was restored in 2008. But the mystery of this megalith remains…
This looped walk, which lasts about 1.5 hours, starts in the center of the village, in front of the town hall.