A short walk around Coupiac and then to the Chapel and unusual (but not morbid!) graveyard in the woods at Notre-Dame de Massiliergues
There are good viewpoints in this mainly woodland walk.
We enjoyed a mid September visit to Coupiac, visited the village, Chateau , Church and painted chapel. We noted some yellow waymarks & asked at the Tourist Information about the walk. The very chatty lady advised there were several walks ( free printouts) and told us this walk was about an hour and worth doing. However she sent us in a slightly different direction, I duly noted there were a couple of variations & prolongations of this walk.
The walk is a steady climb from the village along a well marked trail - yellow waymarks & specific signs - see photos; we diverted to the signed viewing point before continuing up to the unusual Cemetery & Chapel. We chose to follow the signs for the alternative route and enjoyed an easy path through the mainly broadleaf woodland. Note views will be better in winter when tree have no leaves, however there are tantalising views and glimpses of the surrounding countryside & Coupiac.
There are no refreshments on this route, so you'll need to take your own.
We walked this route after an extended very hot & dry period in2022, so the ground was dry & dusty. Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions in places.
There are bars & shops in thevillage & don't forget to visit the castle!
Safety informationThe access to the viewpoint is quite steep and there is no guard rail once there. It's a steep drop.
Tips and hints
Take a trip to Plaisance and enjoy the village , visit the church and old gateway.
Take a look in Les Magnolias Hotel & Restaurant at Plaisance, the Hotel (not bar) entrance goes into the oldest part of the building and is very impressive, massive stonework & fireplaces
Getting thereWe arrived by car from Albi
ParkingThere is parking in the main square and additional parking by the river. No fees at time of writing
Clothing & footwear appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions.
Something to carry refreshments in & bring your rubbish back.