Dolmen walk in Pallieres - Le Portel des Arnaud
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Here's a discovery hike that combines nature and prehistory that we did this winter



Indeed, there are more than 1800 dolmens in our region, much more than in Brittany and Vendée. These monuments are most often hidden by vegetation or forgotten in the garrigue and their presence is hardly ever indicated to walkers. However, some of them are very large and very well preserved.
Behind us, between Saint Félix de Pallières and Anduze, several dolmens are hidden as well as some menhirs. In the shelter of pines, oaks or strawberry trees, you can discover them through pleasant walks. We suggest you discover three of them from our house.

First, how to get there



At the exit of Durfort, go towards Saint Hippolyte du Fort and then follow the direction of Saint Felix de Pallières.
After Saint Felix de Pallières turn left at the bridge and follow the sign "l'Olivier /Anduze".
Continue and park in the car park with the signs for La Grande Pallière. You have arrived at the old mines of Saint Felix de Pallières.

The hike can then begin



It lasts 1 hour and a half and is very easy in the shade of the pine trees.
Along the way we picked up some minerals.



First stop at the Dolmen de Panissière



It is one of the most beautiful dolmens in the region, surrounded by a crown of erected monoliths that encircle the monument covered with a 3 square metre table. A corridor more than 2 metres long leads to the old burial chamber.

Followed by a visit to the Bergerie



which is under the dolmen of Panissière.


We then went through the crests to enjoy a superb view of the Cévennes before arriving at the two ...

Dolmens of the Grande Pallière :



Both are in the centre of a beautiful mound of circular slabs and are monuments over 4000 years old.In the surrounding area, five other dolmens are scattered around, hidden by groves of strawberry and holm oak trees.Here is a more complete tour of the dolmens of Pallières :