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Hiking in Saint Mard de Vaux
Loop , Historic , Natural , Oenological , Walks and hikes , Walking/pedestrian in Saint-Mard-de-Vaux
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This loop will give you opportunities to discover wild places and vernacular like calvaries and washing places. It is a quite long walk with shadow. It will give you the freschness you may need in summer. It offers views on
surrounded hills and villages.
Quaint village with houses on the eastern side of the Valley of Vaux, 9 km from Givry. Saint-Mard-de-Vaux is dominated by Montabon, a hill covered with chestnut trees, oaks, hornbills, acacia trees (variety of acacias). In addition to wine, the village has long lived in the forest, whose area covers two thirds of the territory. From this forest tradition comes the nickname of its inhabitants, the "Wolves". Over the centuries, the parish changed its name several times: Saint-Médard,...
Quaint village with houses on the eastern side of the Valley of Vaux, 9 km from Givry. Saint-Mard-de-Vaux is dominated by Montabon, a hill covered with chestnut trees, oaks, hornbills, acacia trees (variety of acacias). In addition to wine, the village has long lived in the forest, whose area covers two thirds of the territory. From this forest tradition comes the nickname of its inhabitants, the "Wolves". Over the centuries, the parish changed its name several times: Saint-Médard, Saint-Marc, Montabon during the Revolution, and finally Saint-Mard-de-Vaux in the 19th century, "Mard" being the contraction of "Médard", Bishop of Noyon of the 6th century. Finding the starting point: the starting totem is easy to find. He is at the crossroads, in front of the church. From the totem (1), go around the church on the left and go down the signposted path to the intersection of both sides of the loop (2). Take the direction "Four Bassot" to arrive on the Rue des Fougères (3). Take the road on the left for 100 m then right for the climb of Pommier. At the top of Pommier, point of view on Saint-Denis-de-Vaux. On the left, at Calvary, take the direction "Bois de Saint-Martin". Go to 30 m from the washhouse of the "Paquier de prés" (4) indicated by a green arrow. From the lavoir the course is forest on 4.2 km: chestnut trees, oaks, hornbeam, acacia trees and some fir trees. At the top (5), at an altitude of 460 m, overlooking the Couchois. Cross the balsam fir then again a hardwood. Arrival on the road (6). Beware of traffic during the descent on 450 m. Turn left twice (7) and walk along the crops of the forest farm. In view of the farm (8) turn right by passing small ponds in the direction of Blaisy. From (8) the green arrows allow to join the Charrecey circuit. At the end of the forest path after the big descent, discover the castle of Blaisy and view on the cliff of Château Beau at the top of the vines (prehistoric site). Turn left (9) and follow the road for 350 m until calvary and horse chestnut (10). Turn right, common course with Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu then with Saint-Jean-de-Vaux. Further, cross the Saint-Mard-de-Vaux road - Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu. After 150 m of road follow the path on the right. At Calvary continue straight. View to the east on Saint-Jean-de-Vaux and Saint-Denis-de-Vaux, in the background. Cross between (11) and (12) the D124 with caution. Take opposite 100 m then right on a path between vineyards and meadows with a beautiful view of Saint-Mard-de-Vaux and west on Barizey and Châtel-Moron. At the low point (260 m), turn right and join the intersection of the loop and the return path.
- Points of interest
- 373 meters of difference in height
- Start altitude : 320 m
- End altitude : 321 m
- Maximum altitude : 487 m
- Minimum altitude : 251 m
- Total positive elevation : 373 m
- Total negative elevation : -372 m
- Max positive elevation : 88 m
- Min positive elevation : -84 m