Travelling

Travel onboard the city’s mini train

A journey onboard the mini train at the heart of la Cité de Pierres with a stop at the dark balm (a shelter under a rock) for a video projection showing you the keys of the city.

For all those who wish to discover the site comfortably (families with children, seniors...), the little train of Montpellier-le-Vieux offers you a guided tour of almost an hour, to follow in the footsteps of Edouard Alfred Martel.

  • First mini train departure : 10:00am Last mini train departure: 4:30pm (6pm in July and August).
  • Guided tour in French given by the driver. 2 trains, each with 60 spaces are available.
  • Prices: See the individual prices

The small wheeled train of Montpellier-le-Vieux, started in 1989, follows a 1.5 km-long track through the heart of la Cité de Pierres. The journey lasts 50 minutes there and back, including stops.

It follows the Cirque des Millières through the Allée des Baumes and the Allée des Tombeaux, then follows the majestic Cirque des Rouquettes. It passes in front of the Baume Obscure (a stop on the wayback) and underneath the nez de Cyrano at the Chaire du Diable, reaching the end of the outward journey at the roundabout of the Citerne.

It is very easy to see the legendary Porte de Mycènes from this roundabout, or to access the paths furthest away from the entrance: Château Gaillard with Le Magnifique has one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city, or the Forêt Ombragée with the Arc de Triomphe and the Roc Camparolié (roc’art).

It is also possible to do either just as a one-way trip, there or back, by following the paths that come from or lead to the entrance: the Remparts, the Belvédère, the Arboretum and the Labyrinthe.

La Cité de Pierres in Montpellier-le-Vieux


“The Causse Noir is the richest of all runiform rock masses: Montpellier-le-Vieux, the region’s capital...is one of the most remarkable rock cities in the world”
Edouard Alfred Martel
La Région Occitanie
Parc naturel régional des Grands Causses
Aveyron Vivre Vrai
Style Millau

Contact us

La Cité de Pierres
Montpellier-le-Vieux
Lieu dit Le Maubert
12100 Millau - France
+33 (0)5 65 60 66 30

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