Fabras Heights
Fabras Heights

Fabras Heights

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This loop starting from the Fabras village center will take you through chestnut groves and pine forests to the discovery of the perched hamlets of Fabras.
This easy walk for all the family, will enable you to discover the beauty of Fabras and its hamlets. You can take a cultural break at the “Chateau du Pin” and visit its garden – classified as Remarkable Garden by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs – or visit the 12th century St Pierre-aux-Liens church.

2 points of interest

  • Historical and religious heritage

    Pin castle

    Strong Renaissance house tipical of the « Ardèchoise Cevenne » extended in 1591 and flanked of three days. Two levels can be visited with a spiral stairway, ribbed ro barrel vaults and French ceiling. Front doors in broken pediment (16th century) and in curve surmonted of coat-of-arms (15th century). The Pin castle gardens are certified remarkable garden by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

  • Historical and religious heritage

    St Pierre-aux-Liens Church

    Facing Sainte-Marguerite mountain, the church has dominated the Ardèche Valley for 900 years. The restoration work was undertaken in 2013 to revive this sleeping beauty. The place is suitable for meditating and singing (concerts)


  1. Departure point from the hikes info board on the village square. When you are in front of the board, follow the sign “Prades 3.7 km”and take the path which goes up on your left at the far end of the parking area. From the top, you will enjoy a very beautiful view of the town of Fabras.  Cross the chestnut forest to get to the road.
  2. At the junction, turn right to the “Soulhets” post.
  3. PoteauFrom there follow the “Prades 3.7km” signposted direction. In the hamlet, take left between the houses and go down the alley first and then a paved road for around 300m.
  4. Just after a stone barn, on the left of the road, take the path on the left across a green oak grove.
  5. PoteauYou are now at “Le Chambon”: follow the “Fabras 3.7km” sign. Cross the stream and take the path on the right, then the road which traces back toward the Fabras village.
  6. PoteauYou are at La Coste : follow the « Fabras 1.6 km » pannel.
  7. PoteauYou are now at “La Chabanne”: follow the “Château du Pin / Fabras 1.5km” sign. At La Chabanne, you actually have two options. You can either cut short your walk and trace back to Fabras by taking the paved road on the left, or you can pursue it and go as far as the “Chateau du Pin” (2.2km). To this end, walk down the RD 119 for around 200m and take the path through the wood on the right. When you reach the RD 119 once again, climb back up toward the castle. Take the first road on the right in the direction of “Les Hivières” and  after 50m, follow the path on the right.

8. To visit the Pin castle, follow the path on the right. Otherwise, keep straight on and cross the little bridge, walk through the Hivières hamlet, by its stone bread oven and continue your ascent.

9. You are now at Nougeyrolles, follow the “Fabras 0.5km” sign. It will lead you behind the Fabras church. From there, you can easily return to the starting point.

  • Departure : The Village Hall car park
  • Arrival : The Village Hall car park
  • Towns crossed : FABRAS and PRADES

Altimetric profile


The loop is delineated by yellow and white painting.

Information desks

Tourism Office

2 place du Bosquet, Neyrac les Bains, 07380 Meyras




Access and parking

From Aubenas, take the N102 to Lalevade d’Ardèche. At the exit of the village, take left on the D119 in the direction of Fabras.
From Thueyts, take the N102 past Pont-de-Labeaume then take right on the D119 in the Fabras direction before entering Lalevade d’Ardèche.

Parking :

The Village Hall car park at Place des Cerisiers.

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