Nothing could be easier than reaching the belvédère du Caroulet: set off from Montségur’s central square (you can’t miss it – that’s where the church is).
Behind the building, to the right, a small street leads down to the Place du Caroulet. There’s even a small signpost indicating “Roc du Caroulet/point de vue”. Following this direction, a few steps lead into a narrow access between a house with yellow shutters and green frames on one side and a low wall of large stones on the other.
Once past the building, the view opens up: it’s an ideal picnic spot! Two steps away, higher steps await you to guide you to the cliff’s edge at the famous viewpoint.
The Caroulet gorges open up in front of you. You can see the pog de Montségur to the left and the Roc de la Mousse to the right. You can even make out two hamlets that seem to emerge in the hills, the hamlet of Serrelongue and further on the hamlet of Morenci.
The Caroulet gorges hold the memory of the presence of a glacier, during the prehistoric period, now disappeared over 8,000 years ago.