Hiking in the Côte Chalonnaise
Walks and hikes
Landscapes of vineyards, glades, fields and forests... The gentle hillsides of the Vaux valley are a good example of the delightful Côte Chalonnaise landscape. Difficult not to fall for its beauty!
On your own or with a group, if you fancy hiking, the Vaux valley is a good choice. At 12kms from Chalon sur Saône, it is crossed by a small river, the Orbize, and the GR7 part of the pilgrim trail which heads to Santiago de Compostela.
Here you will find the “Grand Theu”, a rock which has an impressive view over the valley, then a botanic footpath through the undergrowth. Plus, on your return via the village of Saint-Jean-de-Vaux, a water source, a wash house and a summer swimming pool.
Any more? The Vaux valley has a lot of different rural monuments; the Roman chapel at Touches, the restored chapel at Barizey, the fortified farm at Blaisy, the wash houses, dozens of calvarys, the ruins of the Chateau de Montaigu…
A delight for body and soul!