A varied circuit, sometimes in the sun in the vineyards sometimes in the forest. A very pleasant walk in the middle of the countryside.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(S/F) At the starting point in the from the village centre, at the war memorial next to the church and in front of the town hall, head alongside the church with the town hall to your back. Walk along the cemetery keeping it on your right, you are on Route de la Garenne. Continue as far as the water tower.
(1) Pass by the water tower by keeping it on your right, and where the road turns right, continue across the grassy track. At the Cartélèches farm, turn right to and then take the road on the left a hundred metres further on. Turn right onto a good farming path and after a hundred metres turn right between the vines towards the houses.
(2) At the first houses, turn left and then immediately right onto Route des Groies. Follow this road that twists between the old buildings. At the intersection climb right onto the D405 and take it right.
(3) Take the small road on the left towards Rouffignac. Stay on small road to cross through Rouffignac, staying on the left.
(4) At the end of a small road up to the right. Ignore the first path on the left, go past the place called the Logis de Rouffignac to take the second, a good farming path that takes you to the little wood. Follow along the woods
(5) Enter it enter along a path on the right at a hedge that has comes from the left. The trail winds through the forest, still keeping more or less the same direction - do not take the path that goes left.
(6) At the exit of the forest, continue straight toward the small orchard, back into the forest, cross the road to a solid path opposite, more or less at the edge of the forest. Cross a small road again to continue opposite between the vineyards.
(7) At a small grove, turn right between the vines, pass through the first few trees and take the first turn immediately on the left. This good path alternates between the forest and the forest edge taking you to Plançon.
(8) At the first building turn sharply to the right down into the little valley and up the street. Continue straight along the cemetery and reach a new asphalt road.
(9) At the village square continue opposite along the road as it winds between the houses, continue straight towards the Moulidars bell tower. Arrive in Moulidars, cross the street and continue opposite to the town hall and memorial (S/F).
D/A : km 0 - alt. 89m
1 : km 0.46 - alt. 100m - Water tower
2 : km 1.55 - alt. 71m - Chez Maurin
3 : km 2.23 - alt. 93m - Road left towards Rouffignac
4 : km 2.88 - alt. 81m - Leave Roufignac
5 : km 3.97 - alt. 76m - Entering the woods
6 : km 4.43 - alt. 94m - Leave the woods
7 : km 6.01 - alt. 93m - Small grove
8 : km 7.25 - alt. 54m - Plançon
9 : km 8.4 - alt. 87m - Village square
D/A : km 9.2 - alt. 89m
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This circuit gives you the chance to discover rural heritage (springs, water sources, open air wash houses); and at each place, a description of its history is displayed. The route also highlights the architectural and historical heritage of the 13th century (Eglise Saint-Prohet, the Place Jacquaire, the protestant stele, the Chateau de Segeville) plus the various hamlets in the locality, flora and fauna.
The Gaul root of its name means 'strength, courage'. The Hundred Years War persuaded the construction of numerous underground passages, which enabled the inhabitants to take refuge from extreme violence. Without a doubt Protestantism has left its mark in the area, particularly with the Segonzacais. The first Reformed church was founded in 1558. Troubles occurred in 1562 and the parish church was burnt down. Today's Temple church is the third constructed since the Edict of Nantes.
Segonzac: the root of its name means 'strength, courage' in Gaulish.
Archaeological digs have revealed a Neolithic inhabitation (approx. 5000 B.C)
The Hundred Years' War persuaded the construction of numerous underground passages, which enabled the inhabitants to take refuge from extreme violence.
Protestantism has, without a doubt, left its mark in the area, particularly with the Segonzacais. The first Reformed church was founded in 1558. Troubles occurred in 1562 and the parish church was burnt down. Today's Temple is the third constructed since the Edict of Nantes.
According to a legend at the start of the 17th century, it was at Segonzac that a vintner named Chevalier de la Croix Maron invented double distillation.
The commune of Ambleville is crossed by the Collinaud, a stream tributary of the River Né, which includes wash-houses typically found in this area of Grande Champagne. During your walk you will have the chance to discover La Motte, a hamlet in this commune. Take the time to admire the rolling countryside and La Motte wash-house.
This walk can be enjoyed with all the family, because children will find it fun to cross the Collinaud by way of the stepping stones.
Thanks to the natural beauty of its location and the richness of its heritage, Saint-Brice is one of the most picturesque areas of Cognac region. At the heart of the Charente and Soloire rivers valley, man has erected many symbolic buildings: dolmens, churches, abbeys, castles and manors, all expertly crafted.
Discover the rich fauna and flora of the Né valley in this Natura 2000 classified area - a nature protected zone with many diverse and protected species and plants, such as the European Mink (a little known species near extinction) and wild orchids, as well as many other species naturally found in a preserved environment.
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