With this loop around the hamlet of Russilly you will go to the highest point of Givry, where you will see behind the hill. You will discover the Vallée des Vaux and Barizey and his pretty church. You will see also far away over other hills. This summit is also called «stubble field of Russilly». It is made of a calcareous grassland which is aOn the loop of the hamlet of Russilly you will pass by the culminating point of Givry and "you will see behind the hill" thanks to a view overlooking the Valley of the Vaux. You will have Barizey and his church at your feet and a view over the mountains. This summit also called "Russilly stubble" consists of a limestone lawn, real plant heritage, classified Natura 2000. Find the starting point If you are by car: take the direction of Cluny then the direction of Jambles or Cortiambles by the D170. After Cortiambles, follow the direction of Russilly. The start of the ride is near the church. Feel free to park as soon as possible and walk to the church through the alleys. If you are on foot, you can use the G2 ride route from the Givry departure totem. Turn your back on the starting totem, walk 50 m and take the path downhill to the right after the bicentennial poplar. Go to the bottom of the path, turn left and then right to join the road. Go down the road towards Givry and turn right at Calvary. Follow this direction for nearly 200 m. In (1), turn right on the path that climbs a cornice and opens a pretty view of the vineyard then a little further, after the woods, on Russilly nestled in its greenery. In (2), turn right, pass Chalut cross, towards the village, then at the crossroads of wide roads, turn left. Climb the stony, straight path in the undergrowth. Before arriving in (3), do not miss the detour via the small path on the left to discover the foundations of the old Romanesque church. Calvary remembers the memory. In (3), at the signs, take the steep path that climbs to the right. Be careful the ground can be slippery. Pass the gate and close it tightly. You are on the classified Natura 2000 thatch. Follow the path that runs along the crest of the hill. 360 degree landscapes are available to you. On the left, the Valley of Vaux. On the right, the plain of the Saone. At the concrete terminal, you go through the highest point of Givry, 447 m. Follow the path towards the northeast which tends to fade and go to the barrier, Bouloises in (4). The sign is on the other side of the fence but does not cross the gate. From (4), follow the GR7 hiking trail. Find the road markings on the stones heading south. Very quickly the path goes straight down. At the "Russilly Thatch" (5), turn right and go down the stony path. Pass the barrier and close it. Go past the goat farm. At the T-junction, go down the road to your left. Pass in front of the fountain and go down to the left then to the right. Go past the communal oven and then in front of the laundry. Continue down the road and turn right, the first street that goes back to the church to find the poplar, tree of freedom planted in the revolution of 1789 and whose diameter measures 5.3 m.
Natura 2000 preserved site.
- Difference in height
- 142.8 m
- Points of interest
- 143 meters of difference in height