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Discovering old Mayet

Hikes & walks in Mayet

Discovering old Mayet - Hikes & walks in Mayet

In 9000 BC, people used to live to the north of the town, and arrowheads and flints from tools have been found near Vinetterie. In 4000 BC, the area was used for farming crops and livestock breeding; in around 800 BC, a Roman villa was built at Pot de Vin fountain in Saint Nicolas.

Description sheet

Departure municipalityMayet
Outing typeVillage visit
Recommended periodfrom january to december
Kilometres3.1 mi
Altitude upon departure65m
Change in altitude10m


Start at Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.


From Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, continue towards the Tourist Office, along Rue Daniel Grassin, and then continue towards the high school past the Vezin gite dovecote. Turn right at the top of the hill and, at the accountants' office, cross on to the D30. Follow the signposting leading to the foot of the mound of old Mayet. The Pot de Vin fountain-wash house awaits you there. Visit the narrow streets. You can even continue to Sainte-Croix Chapel before descending to the fort of Les Salles and the campsite with its lake, then continue to Chevriers and the swimming pool built with the old gas factory tank. Cross the Verneil road and continue towards the shopping centre, media library, the Arche wash house and take Ruelle de l'Ogre leading to the town centre shops.

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