The Mill Site

You are entering an exceptional natural site. The natural site of the Mill of Ribaute is part of a geological formation history millions of years old, the history of the Pyrenees, where time and water continue to shape a grandiose landscape. The Verdouble River, from Rouffiac-des-Corbières, has carved an impressive gorge into the Cretaceous limestones of the Anayrac massif, a haven of coolness in the high scrubland, a succession of waterfalls, potholes, and small natural lakes in the rock. The natural site of the Mill of Ribaute is a place steeped in history where man has engaged in dialogue with the elements to take advantage of them.

Located at the confluence between the Verdouble and the small stream of Riben flowing from the village of Duilhac, the vestige of this former flour mill, carried away several times by floods, testifies to this relationship between man and a very strong nature where waters in winter can become capricious.

The establishment of a water reservoir in summer to fight forest fires now allows bathing in this magnificent cool haven, reminding us of the fragility of this nature. You are in a classified site by ministerial decree of 14/02/2017.

Thank you for respecting and preserving it : 

Access prohibited in case of floods or heavy rain 

Keep your dog on a leash 

Swimming area monitored depending on the season

Unsupervised swimming area at your own risk

Camping and caravanning prohibited Swimming prohibited for dogs upstream of the dam 

Do not litter in nature. Take it back, thank you Respect fauna and flora No fires allowed

Respect the silence and tranquility of the place

Watch your children Risk of falling rocks along the cliff EMERGENCY NUMBER: 112

A natural site victim of its success. Faced with the phenomenon of summer overuse exposing to irreversible degradation the site and the natural and cultural heritage it represents, the municipality of Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, aided by the State, the Occitanie Region, the Aude Department, and its numerous partners, has been committed since 2020 to a large pilot project, innovative and exemplary, of reorganization and reorganization of its operation and territory. « Nature does not belong to us, it is our children who lend it to us ». If, like us, you love this place, thank you for contributing to its preservation by taking care of this nature, by following the regulations in force. Let us enjoy with respect the spectacle of its fauna and flora, let us walk with benevolence the hiking trails that will lead us to the village, to the castle of Peyrepertuse, and to the gates of the site of the Cross of Above and the Triby Pass.

The municipality of Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse wishes you a very nice discovery.