This was Richard and Avrils first visit to Parcent. They had asked to do some walking, and we always feel that this is a good first walk for a variety of reasons. First it is a valley walk, with the option of returning along a slightly higher route along the side of Col de Rates. Second it is a very attractive walk, with lovely views of the orange groves and the local mountains. And thirdly it has many cafes in Jalon where we can have a sit and drink before deciding which route to tackle on the way back. Richard and Avril were keen to do the more difficult higher route.