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Loop by the King of Chauzes Cross Rat

Hikes & walks in Paussac-et-Saint-Vivien

Loop by the King of Chauzes Cross Rat - Hikes & walks in Paussac-et-Saint-Vivien
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During this hike, you will see the throne of the King of Chauzes that with the Chauzes Rey, form the ancient observatory of the winter solstice: explanation on site. You can also see Cluzeau Borie Belet and Merovingian sarcophagi.

Description sheet

DepartmentDordogne
Departure municipalityPaussac-et-Saint-Vivien
Outing typeHike
DifficultyEasy
Duration4h00
Recommended periodfrom january to december
EnvironmentCountryside
Kilometres7.5 mi
Altitude upon departure209m
Change in altitude210m

Access

"The Cross of the Rat", it is best to go through Antonne-et-Trigonant on the N21.

The direction to take when you are in Antonne is the cross of the Rat (Naboulet Gaston Street) indicated 300 meters from the entrance of the village coming from Limoges and 50 meters from the town hall in Perigueux.

Arriving at a fork, turn left and said "Cross Rat". At the next junction again turn left, always said you are 630 meters from the Croix du Rat when you see a timber fence on your right which is the starting and large signs on either side of the road and also places to park on your right.

Check Point GPS 45 ° 14 '3.30 "N 0 ° 48' 41.92" E

Itinerary

D. Departure from the parking of the Cross of the Rat.

Follow the Yellow markup leaving several departures on the right or left to the D69. Cross it and take the signs to the forest gate. The throne of the trail is on the left axis of the road that climbs and reaches the throne of the King of Chauzes.

1. Retrace your steps to the trail in front and take the path that climbs with a strong drop in the Chauzes Rey.

2. Turn left and continue north to reach the Cluzeau Borie Belet and visit. Explanations by panels of the NFB.

3. Continue following the yellow marking up a track where you turn right right angle (4). At the crossing (code 164), turn right on the road and enjoy the passage (5) to visit sarcophagi. Continue to the next intersection.

6. Take the road to the right and follow the yellow markings to the D69.

7. Go through and take the farm track opposite forest on the right, left field. Ignore a starting left and then another right after and continue to see a strong galvanized fence.

8. Take a forest path on the right and continue on it, following the yellow markings. Turn right at the first T-junction, cross the first road and continue opposite to another road through the hamlet of La Peyre. Turn right and then left immediately afterwards. Continue to follow the yellow markings.

9. At the Fountain of Peyre (panel), follow the yellow markings to the hamlet of Brandes.

10. Just before the crossing, a large tree bears the marking of the trail to take a right, which joined the GR36.

11. Turn right on the marked GR Red and White. At the road, go across and do the same at a left turn at right angles. Go straight to the intersection and continue following up the Cross of the Rat.

In July and August, you can continue from the point "11" to the Castle of Borie guided tour by the owners.

Guided tour of the castle by the owner pay: between 5 and 6 euros.

Provide lighting for the visit of Cluzeau.

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