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.
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.
The walk begins at the picnic area.
Head off left to the first wooden footbridge. A wooden arrow, marked "Sentier Nature" will point you in the right direction.
(1) Then head left over a second footbridge, with a second arrow "Sentier Nature" pointing the way for you to discover the island of the Né valley. Afterwards retrace your steps to marker No.4, which can be found to your left once you leave the island. (this will allow you to discover 3 boards explaining the site's flora and fauna.)
Head due west-south-west and follow the stream to marker No.9 (2). Then turn right to walk the length of the poplar plantation where marker No.10 is located. Turn right again and make for marker No.16, which is located a few paces away from the start point of the trail.
Return to the picnic area by way of the footbridge on your left.
D/A : km 0 - alt. 37m
1 : km 0.07 - alt. 38m
2 : km 0.75 - alt. 36m
D/A : km 1.4 - alt. 38m
Parking available close to the picnic area.
A shelter is available in case of bad weather at the start of the trail.
Moutain bike accessible.
Discover the trail with friends, family and with your children. The markers are fun and accessible for everyone.
Kindly respect the recommendations found along the walk and alongside the river.
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
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.
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.
Situated at 25m altitude - the river Né and the Motte stream are the principal water courses which cross the locality.
In certain places there are excellent views towards and from the village, the Dolmen, of the vineyards, the landscape of the Grande Champagne and surrounding villages. In every season you can discover a certain charm and appeal in St. Fort.
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.
A lovely walk through the Charentais vineyards, passing beautiful buildings and around the village of Roissac.
Angeac- Champagne counts numerous prosperous-looking Charentais houses, witness to the wealth which lies in the local economy producing cognac, its principal occupation. The entrances to the estates are marked by a gate or porch way: there are at least 50. They are unique and typical of our local heritage. At Roissac village they embellish the main street.
A fairly easy circular walk through vineyards from the Castle with panoramic views of the valley. Returning through vineyards and woods passing 'Green Oaks Valley' (a cowboy camp with a 'Saloon' only used around one or two week-ends per year).
Gimeux was built on a hillside overlooking the valley and marshlands of the river Né and enjoys a flourishing farming activity: meadows and cereal fields in the valley, vineyards on the hills. Ancient burial sites and the outline of the old Roman road called ‘Chemin Boisné’ are revealing of the ancestral occupation of the land. The parish church dates back to the 12th century. Also marking the landscape are an old chapel as well as the remains of a windmill on the Fanaud hillside.
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