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Le Massif du Sancy
Village of Fumarettas
The Château de la Gane
The two oldest elements (late 15th - early 16th century), the round tower and the main building, were connected by a porch-gallery in the 19th century. The Etang de la Gane, the pond at the park entrance, and the Sancy highlight the buildings' beautiful architecture.
The Saint-Maurice spring
The Church of St-Exupéry
Originally, the classical Romanesque church was part of a fortified enclosure with boundary walls from a property where a château, now destroyed, once stood.
It was in poor condition, and certainly, as a reminder of the château's existence, two turrets and battlements were added during the restoration of the church, which was completed in 1880.
Originally, the church, in classical Romanesque style, was part of a fortified enclosure with the enclosing walls of a property where a château, now destroyed, stood.
In poor condition, certainly as a reminder of the château's existence, two turrets and battlements were added during the church restoration completed in 1880.
- Cross the departmental road to take the path opposite, which becomes a trail. Continue straight ahead to the road by ignoring one trail (on the left for circuit 1) and then a track.
- Turn left at the road. As you leave the village of Les Bordes, take the track on the right for 200 metres (go straight ahead for circuit 2); then leave it to follow a trail to the right that goes down in the undergrowth. Turn right onto the road for 100 metres and then left onto the track that goes up to Fumarettas.
- After the house, follow a trail on the left (a little further on, there is a short round trip to a spring). At the road, go left (turn to the right. for circuit 4): the road becomes a track that you follow straight ahead. Go down as far as the departmental road.
- Follow it to the left. At the Château de la Gane, enter the park, pass in front of the château, and continue towards the departmental road. Follow it to the left, leave on your left the road towards the 979; continue for 200 metres and turn right onto a side road that becomes a track. It follows part of the route taken on the outward journey. Rejoin the departmental road on the right; leave the Maurianjoune road on the right.
- Leave the road to follow the track on the left. Continue straight ahead. The track becomes a road and goes through the village of Les Fougères. Continue to the right to join the departmental road again.
- Follow it to the left, then turn right onto the track at the top of the hill. Continue for 300 metres.
- At the next crossroads on the track, turn left. Before the shed, turn left onto the trail that climbs towards St-Exupéry. At the first houses, turn right onto Rue de la Fontaine St-Maurice. Turn left at the fountain to find the church and then the starting point again.
- Departure : The square, St-Exupéry
- Arrival : The square, St-Exupéry
- Towns crossed : Saint-Exupéry-les-Roches
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