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Saint-Hilaire-Foissac

Aigueperse

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From cross to cross, the beautiful parish of Saint-Hilaire-Foissac is revealed.
Servants of God and martyrs have left their names to many parishes. Such is the case of the commune of Saint-Hilaire-Foissac, which still has monumental crosses on its land, probably arranged along an ancient route.

Description

  1. From the church square, go up the main street, past the town hall and then the cemetery until you reach a crossroads.
  2. Continue straight ahead on the D62E and take the right-hand path. It goes through the woods. Use the trail that runs alongside an ancient pasture. Take the road on the left for 40 m, then the path on the right. It leads to old ruins covered with periwinkle. Continue straight ahead on the road.
  3. At the crossroads, take the road to the right, then take the small sunken path bordered by hedges that runs between the trackways to the left. Leave the path to the right.
  4. Facing the stream that uses the path as its course, turn right and walk along the field which is lined by remarkable old oaks. Then, at the crossroads, continue straight ahead along the path that leads to Aigueperse.
  5. In the hamlet, go down to the right, pass the cross (where you can see "IHS", "Iesa Homines Salvator", "Jesus the Saviour of Men") and continue along the D124 to the right (the landscape opens out onto the gorges of the Luzège and the massif of Sancy). Descend by the road on the left in Pradines (on the left, a remarkable covered stone well, built right up against a bakehouse) and continue on the right on the main road. 
  6. After the bend, take the right-hand path, then the sunken path on the left and continue straight ahead. Go down by the road on the left (cross carved on both sides, notice the carvings "IHS", "1692" and the fleurs-de-lis), then take the D124 on the right (view in the foreground over the gorges of the Luzège; in the background, you can make out the gorges of the Dordogne; to the left at the bottom, opposite, the massifs of Sancy and Cantal) and find the crossroads where you began your outward journey.
  7. Follow the road on the left to get back to the starting point.
Departure : Place de l'église, Saint-Hilaire-Foissac
Arrival : Place de l'église, Saint-Hilaire-Foissac
Towns crossed : Saint-Hilaire-Foissac

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Information desks

1 rue Joseph Vialaneix, 19300 Egletons

http://www.tourisme-egletons.com

accueil@tourisme-egletons.com

05 55 93 04 34

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Carrefour de l’Epinette, 19550 Lapleau

http://www.cc-ventadour.fr

accueil@cc-ventadour.fr

05 55 27 69 26

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Access and parking

12 km southeast of Egletons by the D16 and D62E.

Parking :

Place de l'église, Saint-Hilaire-Foissac

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