Circuit of the two summits
La Croix de Barbe
The Châteauvert forest
The highest point of the Creuse
Note that the low point of the Creuse is at the edge of the Creuse at Crozant, altitude 197 m.
The Cantal Mountains
The Puy de Dôme
A TDF antenna has become the symbol of the site and makes it very easy to identify. Also, at its summit is a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Mercury. While the bravest can make the ascent on foot, a rack and pinion train gives access to the summit.
- At the high point sign, walk back to the small cement marker that marks this point. Continue straight ahead. At the junction with variant 1, take a 200 m round trip. For the panorama over the Auvergne mountains. The path becomes a track; turn left at the next crossroads to reach Chez Bouchet.
- Take the road to the left and then, at the end of the meadow, take the track to the right. At the next crossroads, a path to the right leads up into the woods. Ignore a trail on the left. Go around the meadow to the right to reach the road. Turn left onto it and go up to the four trees crossroads, Croix des Quatre Arbres.
- Follow the track to the right; pass by two paths on your left and reach the Puy du Vareyron
- Take the grassy path behind the orientation table. Turn right onto the track. Follow it for 400 metres, then turn left onto a path. Cross the track to return to the path. Follow it straight ahead to a tarmac track. Turn left onto it. At the next crossroads, follow the road to the right, which returns to the starting point.
Access and parking
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