Les Eaux-Bois

Les Eaux-Bois

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A stroll, between Eaux and Bois, marked by the legend of Terres Rouges, which gave rise to the name Reterre.
From cool undergrowth to gurgling streams, this circuit takes you from villages to legends, on the borders of the deep and mysterious Combraille.

3 points of interest

  • River

    The Chat Cros

    The Chat Cros is a tributary of the Tardes. The removal of the dam at the end of 2018 made it possible to restore its ecological continuity including the return and free movement of aquatic species such as brown trout and improvement of the water quality.
  • Heritage site

    Château de la Ville du Bois

    This château amazes as much as it amuses; let your imagination soak up this unique atmosphere and rediscover the stories of your childhood. Your mind hesitates between the evil witch and the beautiful princess trapped in this green setting.
  • History

    Le Masroudier

    Formerly Le Mas-Roudier; "Mas", from the Latin 'mansus', in the Middle Ages meant an agricultural unit operated by a family; In Occitan, "Roudier" means wheelwright.


  1. In the lower part of the village of La Chirade, before the last house, take the path on the left that goes down and then back up to Le Mas.
  2. At the entrance to the village of Le Mas, turn right and follow the path to the road.
  3. Take the road in front of you that goes up to Tourton Grand; just past the buildings, take a right turn at the cross and keep to the left.
  4. At the crossroads, turn left, cross the field and enter the woods; continue straight ahead until you reach the houses at Le Métrand.
  5. After the houses and before the crossroads, take the path on the right; at the road, turn right, go past the Moulin du Genêt and go through the hamlet of Les Genêts.
  6. At the crossroads, turn right, pass La Chassagnade and, before Les Trimouilles, turn right; follow the GR 46, go through Le Châtaignier, join the road and continue to La Chabanne.
  7. Before the crossroads with the D 19, turn right on the road to La Ville du Bois; turn right, go past the château; At the intersection, turn left and continue along the road as far as the lake.
  8. At the road, cross and take opposite the path through the woods to Le Masroudier.
  9. Turn right and follow the road to the intersection; keep to the right and take the first road on the left.
  10. At the crossroads, take the path on the right to reach La Chirade.
  • Departure : La Chirade, Reterre
  • Arrival : La Chirade, Reterre
  • Towns crossed : Reterre, Sannat, and Arfeuille-Châtain


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Information desks

Rue de l'Etang, 23700 Auzances

05 55 67 04 99

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Parking :

La Chirade, Reterre


Emergency number :112

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