Haute-Serre and the pond at Pinaud
Haute-Serre and the pond at Pinaud

Haute-Serre and the pond at Pinaud

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On the circuit of this hike, you will discover vernacular architecture characteristic of the daily life of the Creusois in the 19th century
This circuit is a summary of the characteristic landscapes of the eastern Creuse: farmland crisscrossed by hedges and trees, lively, pond. On the way, the local built heritage recalls the daily life of the Creusois in the 19th century

3 points of interest

  • Architecture

    Field henhouse

    Until the 1970s, this building, installed at the edge of the field, allowed farmers to feed poultry free of charge.
  • Pond

    Pond of Pinaud

    This pond could have originally been an old swamp. It is the refuge of many nesting or passing birds: purple heron, common reed bunting, common grasshopper warbler.
  • Panorama

    The 'bocage'

    A landscape characterised by irregular plots, surrounded by hedges and small walls bordering sunken paths.


  1. Depart from the village of Haute-Serre. Go down into the village, continue along the road for 1 km.
  2. Take the path on the right, follow it up to the four paths, take the second on the left.
  3. Go along the edge of the pond at Pinaud, then, at the crossroads, turn left. Then, at the end of the path, turn left again, then right.
  4. At the railway bridge, take the path to the right, then straight ahead, and, at the crossroads, take the track that goes up on the left to the road.
  5. Take the path opposite, then at the road go left and go down the path on the right.
  6. At the top of the wood, turn right and continue until you reach the village of Chassagne. Go through the village.
  7. At the cross, take the road to the right, and then at the end of the village, the path on the left leads back to the village of Haute-Serre.
  8. Turn right.
  • Departure : Intersection Haute-Serre - Bourgnon, Haute-Serre
  • Arrival : Intersection Haute-Serre - Bourgnon, Haute-Serre
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Chabrais


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Information desks

Rue de l'Etang, 23700 Auzances

05 55 67 04 99

Access and parking

From Chénérailles, take the D990 towards Aubusson. In Létrieix take the D9 towards Champagnat to the village of Haute-Serre.

Parking :

Car park, Haute-Serre


Emergency number :112

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