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Saint-Paul Chapel in Arnave

Walks and hikes in Arnave
5.2 km
Loop
Walks and hikes
2h 10min
Medium
  • This route that goes around the village of Arnave, is devoted more particularly to the visit of the Romanesque chapel of Saint-Paul, a jewel of tranquility in a rural setting. From her promontory, she suggests you go peacefully ... take all the time you need.

  • Access: By car, north of Tarascon, take Mercus direction on the D618. At the exit of Bompas, take on the right the D20, Route des Corniches, dotted with beautiful Romanesque chapels. In Arnave, park your car on the village square near the plane trees and the fountain.

    (D / A) From the village square at 570m, pass the Arnave bridge to take right immediately. On the track, looking good, you find, the top of Saint-Paul, the chapel on its promontory. After about ten minutes, near the creek, the...
    Access: By car, north of Tarascon, take Mercus direction on the D618. At the exit of Bompas, take on the right the D20, Route des Corniches, dotted with beautiful Romanesque chapels. In Arnave, park your car on the village square near the plane trees and the fountain.

    (D / A) From the village square at 570m, pass the Arnave bridge to take right immediately. On the track, looking good, you find, the top of Saint-Paul, the chapel on its promontory. After about ten minutes, near the creek, the track begins its rise. Past the meadown of Miédevièle and the tank on the right, the track begins a rise increasingly important. You abandon it after a steep ride of half a meter of car it is lost in the fields. Shortly after, the path goes without hesitation to the chapel.

    0:30 - CHAPEL SAINT-PAUL (722m). Go left to the south for the Col d'Ussat. You enter the Barthala Forest. Go down, go up, go down, and you pass to the right of the Orri de Pédissol.

    0:55 - REPLAT OF PEDISSOL (755m). Starting from the flat, you have to make a right turn. Soon you will be at the last laces of the climb that will lead to the pass.

    1:15 - COL USSAT (859m). At the crossing of the paths. Go to the pylon to the east, direction Arnave.

    1:40 - CHEMIN DE FRANQUE. The path takes you back on the D20 go up on 200m.

    2:10 - By the impasse of Trapadou and the street of Bayle on the right find the place of the village.
  • Difference in height
    362.24 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
1 Saint Paul's Chapel

Saint Paul of Arnave is a chapel probably of the X ° or XI ° century, located at 800 meters of altitude. Relatively well preserved, this Romanesque chapel, which is certainly the oldest in the region, is today experiencing a serious weakening of its structure.

In her womb, her son is a marvel of primitive Roman art. A bust of St. Paul, dating from the sixteenth century, belongs to him and was restored in 2015 to be exposed in the church of St. Peter Arnave safely. The chapel and its reliquary bust constitutive therefore a treasure of our cultural heritage that the local population has always been able to preserve and enhance. In addition, the originality of this monument, on an unusual site, half an hour walk from the village, gives a mysterious character. The beauty of this chapel and the serenity it exudes force any visitor to criticism naturally.
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362 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 573 m
  • End altitude : 572 m
  • Maximum altitude : 829 m
  • Minimum altitude : 560 m
  • Total positive elevation : 362 m
  • Total negative elevation : -362 m
  • Max positive elevation : 154 m
  • Min positive elevation : -96 m