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Dolmen of the Grotte aux Fées and the castle of Plessis

Hikes & walks in Mettray

Dolmen of the Grotte aux Fées and the castle of Plessis - Hikes & walks in Mettray
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Description sheet

DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
Departure municipalityMettray
Outing typeVillage visit
DifficultyEasy
Duration2h00
Recommended periodfrom january to december
Kilometres10 km
Altitude upon departure100m
Change in altitude128m

Access

Departure from the church Saint-Symphorien to Mettray.

Itinerary

Departure for a walk of about 10 km starting with the church of Saint-Symphorien, a building rebuilt in 1847 following a fire.

Take the direction Villiers where you leave the road to follow a dirt road that will lead you to a valley dotted with ponds.

Then head to the plateau past the place called La Barre.

A little more road then again dirt roads to go to the dolmen of Grotte aux Fées, a dolmen composed of twelve gigantic stones, three of which form a roof.

Direction then the castle of Plessis which occupies a field of five hectares of garden. The American playwright Eugene O'Neill lived in this castle from 1929 to 1931, he was the father-in-law of Charlie Chaplin.

After going through a dirt road under the SNCF Tours / Le Mans line, return to Mettray.

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