In the heart of the Green Country
Saint-Bonnet-près-Bort

In the heart of the Green Country

Heritage site and architecture
Landscape
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A family walk through the meadows
You are in Saint-Bonnet-Près-Bort in the heart livestock-raising country. Come and stroll under the peaceful gaze of these young ladies known as Salers, Charolais and Limousines, whose mahogany, white and golden hides are the pride of the inhabitants. Your discovery of this rural world will take you through meadows and villages linked by some beautiful forest paths.

3 points of interest

  • History

    Saint-Bonnet prés Bort

    The village was once a dependency of the priory of Port Dieu and was called St-Bonnet-Port Dieu until 1871 before taking its present name. Notice the beautiful juxtaposition of the church and the Sully tree: Sully, a minister of Henri IV, is said to have ordered the mayors of the kingdom to have a tree planted in front of the main door of the churches so that the parishioners could discuss, before and after the service, their interests and those of the parish under the shade.
  • Flora

    Wet meadows

    Situated at the bottom of valleys, often in spring areas or on the bank of a stream that is barely flowing, wet meadows provide small reserves of fodder in times of drought. Livestock finds food there during periods of very hot and dry weather. They are easily recognised by the presence of rushes, tufts of grass with long leafless stems. In the spring, these areas are also good for dragonflies.
  • Small patrimony

    Agricultural shed

    The villages of Haute-Corrèze have all been involved in agriculture. Walking through these hamlets always produces interesting discoveries during a hike: barns, mansions, crosses and monuments, traditional local architecture... Wooden huts and shelters are also an opportunity to discover old agricultural equipment: dumpers, tedders, old tractors…

Description

Park in the car park of the multi-purpose hall and go to the church, the walk's starting point.

  1. Follow the D138, which runs alongside the church on the right. Go through the village of Pradinas. Turn right towards La Fage. Leave "Chez le Vacher" on your right and go to La Fage.
  2. In the village, continue straight on; at the Les Fabres bread oven, leave the road and take the track on the right. Turn left at the next fork to join a road.
  3. Follow it to the left. In the bend, continue on the road towards Les Chabannes. 100 m after the Les Chabannes, leave the road and turn right onto the track. Stay on the main track to reach the road.
  4. Follow it to the right for 100 metres and, at the sign for La Plate, take the track to the right. Continue straight ahead; cross a meadow and, after the meadow, the path turns right. Keep straight ahead as far as the road.
  5. Follow it straight ahead to find point 3. Continue, always keeping straight ahead; go through Bonneval and on to La Fage. Turn left to get back to the starting point, following the road taken on the way out.
  • Departure : Church, Saint-Bonnet
  • Arrival : Church, Saint-Bonnet
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Bonnet-près-Bort and Thalamy

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Recommandations

Leave your pet at home.

Information desks

Place Voltaire, 19200 Ussel

05 19 60 00 30

287 Place Marmontel, 19110 Bort-les-Orgues

05 19 60 00 30

Access and parking

As you leave Bort, follow the D 979 towards Ussel, then follow the D 45 towards Veyrière and finally the D 93 towards St-Bonnet. From Ussel, follow the D 45 towards Bort then the D 138 towards St-Bonnet.

Parking :

Multi-purpose hall, Saint-Bonnet

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