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Sur les pas du GR2013 : de Port de Bouc au Ranquet

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From Port de Bouc, GR 2013 walks through the city towards the Domaine départemental du Castillon. Castillon is by far. Partially destroyed by fire in 2000, the field today licks his wounds.After the slaughter of the affected trees, a rehabilitation patient begins to bear fruit, and suddenly, his forty-nine hectares located in the commune of Port-de-Bouc come alive, little by little. The visitors, as the regulars have much. Their presence, particularly on the sporting course, stimulates those who apply to treat this part of the close nature of the forest of Castillon and Saint-Blaise archaeological landscape where you can visit remains: a Hellenistic enclosure wall, the foundations of a prosperous native city at the time of the peak of Massilia, as well as a medieval church and the tombs of Crusaders. With prestigious neighbours, Castillon must regain its lustre. Pine plantations sprockets and rehabilitation of vegetation through associations will be for many.
From the train station SNCF de Port-d-Bouc walk toward the port of Port e goat to join the track of the GR2013. Follow the trail to the shore
Walk along urban shoreline. Overview of the industrial complex of Port-Saint-Louis in Fos-sur-mer.
The route, after having quit the town will take you into the forest massif of Castillon which is surrounded by four ponds: pond may, the Engrenier, the Lavalduc pond pond and pond of Citis.
Excavations undertaken by Henri Rolland in 1935 and continued after his death, resulted in updated, from eight archaeological layers. A very beautiful Hellenistic wall (2nd century BC) surmounted by the Paleo-Christian speaker, a Christian Necropolis, the barrel of the Basilica of St-Vincent-Ugium... The Chapelle St-Blaise is a Romanesque of the 12th century, restored building in the 13th century the façade was remade in 1608. Surrounded by medieval tombs, it is preceded by the barrel of a church from the 11th century. It occupies the site of the city of Castelveyre. The long wall, built in 1231 to protect it, closing today the scope of searches where the ruins of Ugium are those of the ancient city.
  • Duration :
    • 1/2 day
  • Means of transport :
    • On foot
  • Drop :
    • Denivele 278.0
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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.406417
Longitude : 4.983667
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