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Dontreix

The Wells Circuit

Heritage site and architecture
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Rediscover the essentials: peace, quiet and nature.
Near fountains, springs and sacred trees, the crosses are signposts for travellers and are also an opportunity to stop and pray. Numerous wells mark the course of a territory rich in springs.

4 points of interest
Heritage site

Gendelauds Well

In the past, the wells were meeting points for the inhabitants of the village who came to fetch water or water their animals. This well is dated 1888 and now contains a statue of the Virgin.
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Heritage site

Church of St Julien

The 12th-century church was completed by a bell-tower-porch in the 15th century. The stained glass window of the Ascension is a copy of part of the one in Poitiers Cathedral. The church also has six Art Deco stained glass windows.
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Heritage site

Gibreix washhouse and drinking trough

Under a lime tree, you can admire the Pouchol de Gibreix Cross carved in 1865. This cross is made of Volvic stone. Opposite, discover a washhouse which was also used as a watering place for animals. 
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Heritage site

Chapel of La Chaumette

Next to the chapel, remarkable for its bell tower, is a wrought iron cross bearing the symbol of the four evangelists (Tetramorph): the bull of St Luke, the eagle of St John, the lion of St Mark and the angel of St Matthew.
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Description

  1. Go to the Gendelauds Well, take the road to Fontille, turn left at the first path and then follow the path to the right.
  2. Turn right towards Les Chabrat; at Chabrat, head towards Courdemanges.
  3. At the crossroads, turn left onto the Chemin de Gibreix and continue for 1 km to Gibreix.
  4. Cross the road and follow it to the crossroads signposted La Chaumette; (Return trip to La Chaumette to see the chapel); Turn left towards the La Carte Jarrige.
  5. Take the road to Le Mas and follow the departmental road.
  6. Continue along the D4 road towards Dontreix for 400m until you reach a grassy path on the left.
Towns crossed : Dontreix, Charron

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Information desks

Rue de l'Etang, 23700 Auzances

05 55 67 04 99

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Access and parking

Leave Auzances and take the D988 towards Clermont-Ferrand for 7 km and enter Dontreix.

Parking :

Place, Dontreix

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