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Sunset over Roquefixade

La Calm plateau

A peaceful village, a path that meanders quietly until it reaches the plateau de la Calm, dominating the chaine des Pyrénées Ariégeoises in the distance, overlooking the château de Roquefixade and the Lesponne valley. In this green setting, where the clouds meet, one of the region’s finest panoramas awaits you.

Taking the plunge

The la Calm plateau hike follows a 4km return trail and 230 meters of ascent. This 2-hour walk offers a new look at the fortress of Roquefixade.

From Roquefixade village square, take the path up towards the castle. Halfway up, an orientation table offers a spectacular panoramic view that allows you to spot the various peaks of the Tabe massif, the Lesponne valley and Montségur castle in the distance. Continue on, then turn right at the castle sign and start climbing the steep path. Once at the foot of the fortress, admire the view overlooking the bastide de Roquefixade before continuing your ascent to reach the highest point of the plateau de la Calm.

You’re there! Your efforts will be amply rewarded by the 360° open panorama and the bird’s-eye view of the castle and the valley below. The hike is particularly worth the detour at the end of the day to admire the last rays of the sun and the shimmering lights of twilight.

How do I get there?

By bike or on foot

Vetetists will ride the “3 noir” circuit.

Hikers will reach the Calm plateau via the famous Chemin des Bonshommes – GR 107 or the “21 bleu” hiking circuit. It’s also worth noting that from the village of Roquefixade, 12 hiking loops are accessible around the château.

By car

From Lavelanet, take the D117 towards Foix and turn right following Roquefixade on the D9A. Once you arrive in the village, you can park in the small parking lot before setting off on your adventure!

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