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11 March 2024  |  Tourism, Nature

Discovering the Mourèze cirque

Located in the Hérault department, the Cirque de Mourèze is a breathtaking natural spectacle, formed by millennia of erosion.

Nestled in the heart of the Haut-Languedoc regional natural park, this remarkable site offers visitors a unique experience, combining fascinating geological history and breathtaking landscapes. The Mourèze cirque backs onto Mont Liausson and faces South.

The Moureze cirque owes its name to "Lou Mouré" which means in Occitan "the head, the face" in relation to the rocks which outline the features of figures.

The highest point is at 523m. For 8 km you will travel this dolomite path which is within an immense amphitheater of 350 ha.

Dolomites are rock formations, large columns of limestone sculpted over time by erosion. They can reach up to 30m high and offer a spectacle that is as fascinating as it is surprising.

The Oracle, the Sphynx, The Guardian, The Cerberus, the rocks have a name but it is up to visitors to identify them.

An orientation table is located on the belvedere of the Parc des Courtinals. You will enjoy an extraordinary view of the cirque and the village of Mourèze.

If you want to climb, the ascent of Mont Liausson offers you a breathtaking view, particularly of Lake Salagou.

More information:

Cirque de Mourèze

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Virginie Erre

After gaining a Masters Degree from the Panthéon Sorbonne, I worked as a real-estate agent for luxury properties and now am a manager with Pure France high quality holiday rentals. I am also a yoga instructor.

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