Market circuit n°23.
In an hour walking, rendezvous in the 13th century, on a legendary path and meet the middle-age castles builders.
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.
Departure from le Champ de Foire facing the northern entrance of the old graveyard.
(D/A) Cross la Rue (street) du Petit Pont and take the Chemin de la Déplaisance (at the very left), to North-West direction. On the way, leave a path going an the right. You’re arriving at Les Jolivots’ hamlet (cross on the right).
(1) Take the little road going to West (ignore the one going rightly right that serves some houses). Keep going until the end, walking along the château de Ratilly on your left (ability to turn around it).
(2) Keep going leaving all around you Les Martins’ hamlet, Le Bourg-sans-Paille’s hamlet and Les Pautrats’ hamlet.
(3) From the end of this road borded by funny trees called “tétards”, take the sandy path going North-West. Leave a first path crossed on your right (forest path) and keep going to the next crossing.
(4) Take the path on your right and go down leaving a walk on the right.
(5) Pass at the foot of les Neufs Pas. Keep going left to achieve on a large road (D955).
(6) _Cross cautiously_, go down on the right (the path goes along a wooden fencing) to join the middle-age castle Guédelon. At the end of your visit, retrace your path.
(5) Turn left (visually, almost straight). Cross the ford on the footbridge or even through the stream if the level of water allows it. Forget the path going left and rejoin the Château Colnot (a simple house on the right).
(7) Turn right, go in front of a small pond. At the fork, veer off right and arrive at a crosswalk of 5, whose a larger forest path.
(8) Take the second left path. Several side junctions are to be left. After a glade with a field on the right, a path is on the right.
(9) Take it and keep going to the first crosswalk. Turn right and at the second crosswalk, turn left. Then, keep walking straight to the wood’s exit. So rejoin the departure point (D/A).
D/A : km 0 - alt. 233m - Champ de Foire
1 : km 0.84 - alt. 249m - Crossroads
2 : km 1.34 - alt. 271m - Château de Ratilly
3 : km 2.16 - alt. 287m - Les Pautrats
4 : km 3.07 - alt. 287m - Crossroads
5 : km 4.46 - alt. 269m - Common point Round trip - Les Neufs Pas
6 : km 4.58 - alt. 271m - D955 Road
7 : km 6.06 - alt. 278m - Arrival on a small asphalt road
8 : km 6.98 - alt. 279m - Crossroads of 5 paths
9 : km 8.06 - alt. 272m - T-crossroads
D/A : km 9.76 - alt. 233m - Champ de Foire - Chantier médiéval de Guédelon
The path a bit muddy at the end when it has recently rained. Possibility to eat in Guédelon. Lovely circuit to do with children.
This circuit is offered by the Tourist Center of Puisaye-Forterre.
It is reported and marked by a yellow line (PR®) and is n°23. If you have encountered a difficulty (obstacle, lack of marks, lack of upkeeping…) thank you to tell us here.
Accommodations (B&B, gites and youth hostel) and restaurants in the village of Treigny.
Reserved camping-car park in the center of the village.
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
Let yourself be counted by the legend of the nine steps.
(6) Don’t miss a complete visit of Guédelon, once your on-site.
More informations : Tourist Center of Puisaye-Forterre.
Marked hike N°24.
Leaving from the fairground, you will walk along paths that have a mysterious past and are steeped in legends.
Marked hike N°7.
This hike is themed by springs and wash-houses. The water flowing from the springs supplies the groundwater of the Parisian Basin on the one hand, and the Seine by way of the Loing River on the other hand. It’s a very well-marked path (#7), through an unspoiled natural environment. This track can also be done on horseback or mountain bike. It is listed on the departmental walking and hiking map (PDIPR) established by the department of the Yonne.
Marked hike N°44.
Across the woods and the fields, passing the ponds, you will discover areas where the earth has been shaped into artistic creations and pottery.
Marked hike N°8.
You will see no less than 8 fountains and 6 wash-houses on this rather easy hike, ideal for family walks. A few picnics spots are available here and there, to take a break and enjoy a relaxing moment (Fountain of the Moon, of the Pisserotte .....) Even though there are some hills along the way, it is a very pleasant walk with a lot of historical heritage spots to be discovered.
Also good for mountain biking.
Marked hike N°2.
A hike in the heart of the birthplace of Colette. Through woods and passing by ponds, often described in her work.
Marked hike N°1.
This trail, dedicated to Colette, was opened in 1993 by the pupils of the Colette college of Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye. Along this trail, everything recalls the works of this author, born in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye in 1873. The author has described her birthplace so well - that even though she has given other names to the villages and characters, you can sense her literature at every corner.
A rather short bucolic walk.
Le Tacot path passes nearby the ochre and clay quarries where a protected species of toad "Le sonneur à ventre jaune", the yellow bellied toad hides away. Easily identified thanks to its yellow and black striped belly, and its heart-shaped pupils, no doubt, remnants of its prince charming days..... Its bright yellow colour, signifying toxicity is a means of protection against its predators.
Discover the flora and fauna that populate these old swamps that have shaped the environment of this lake, surrounded by woods and forests.
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