The Carrelottes loop – Adventure trail in Natura 2000 area

At the heart of a Natura 2000 site, this circuit of just under 1.5 km will take you on a journey to discover this exceptional natural heritage, thanks to nine thematic panels scattered along the route. You can also enjoy a breathtaking view of Sens and its Saint-Étienne Cathedral, as well as the Yonne Valley.

Technical sheet
No. 4478099
A Saint-Martin-du-Tertre walk posted on 29/12/20 by OT Sens. Update : 30/12/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h30[?]
Distance Distance : 1.3km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 42m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 51m
Highest point Highest point : 148m
Lowest point Lowest point : 89m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Saint-Martin-du-Tertre (89100)
Starting point Starting point : N 48.210801° / E 3.263447°
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View on the village Highland Cows Back to the Church of Saint Martin Sens and its Cathedral


Green arrow markings for ‘La Boucle des Carrelottes’

The start of this route is the large informational sign, ‘Bienvenue sur le site Natura 2000’.

(D/A) With your back to the Church of Saint-Martin, take the tarmac road uphill and pass the viewpoint indicator a little further on to the left. Continue for a few dozen meters and leave the road to take a small path on the right (not indicated on the IGN map). At the end of this small path, enjoy the view of the village below, then go up again slightly to the left, until you find the tarmac road again. Continue on, going off to the right and continuing a little uphill.

(1) Several hundred metres further on, when you reach the wooden access barrier, leave the tarmac road again and turn left onto the grass. Continue to follow the same narrow, hilly path, passing a Highland cow enclosure (during grazing period only).

(2) When you reach the right angle junction, turn left onto a slightly wider path. Continue up and you will pass a sort of cavity in the escarpment on the left. Finally, continue until you get back to the Church of Saint-Martin (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 108m - Church of Saint-Martin
1 : km 0.52 - alt. 148m - Wooden barrier
2 : km 0.86 - alt. 90m - Right angle junction
D/A : km 1.3 - alt. 108m - Church of Saint-Martin

Useful Information

Some parts of this route are particularly narrow and steep, so good hiking shoes are recommended. Not suitable for young children and elderly people with mobility disabilities.

The Highland cow is a Scottish breed of cattle from the Highland region. It has a light to dark red, black, grey, or white coat with long hair and long horns that stick up in the air. (Source Wikipedia).

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

During the hike: 9 thematic panels in French, English and German

Nearby: Ferme des Glaciers

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