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Lupersat-Eglise St Oradoux

The Customs Officers' Path

Credit : Commune de LUPERSAT

Part of this hike is along ridge paths with an added bonus: a view over the volcanoes of the AuvergneGo down the main street and turn right onto the road to Ronnet for 450 m. At La Vierge, take and follow the path on the right for 900 m.Take the path on the left. Go down the road to the left at Les Barrières, then follow the road to the right and pass Solignat.Turn right onto the path that runs alongside the lake and continue until you reach Villocette. Go through the hamlet to the right and continue uphill. Take the road to the right. Leave Montcors on the right and continue by road until you reach Goumont.Go past the road to Montcors on the right, enter the property on the left and immediately take the path on the right. This runs along the road first, and then goes down into the valley and up again. Go around to the left of the lake.At the crossroads, turn left. Take the path to the right, then the path to the right again. At the crossroads, continue straight ahead along the path lined with low stone walls and climb the ridge, leaving the paths to the side.Take the track on the right and follow it to the end. Leave the car park on the right to get onto the path.Where the path branches go left. Pass between the two ponds and go up the hill to the houses in Puy-Bargeron. Continue along the road, go past Eroulletas and continue towards Erolas. At the crossroads, take the road on the left towards La Vergne.After the lake, follow the path to the right. Continue straight on to Lupersat.

11 km
3 h
max. 704 m
min. 556 m
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Starting point

Lat : 45.981763Lng : 2.353527
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Eglise de Saint Oradoux

Malgré plusieurs destructions, l’édifice garde une partie d'origine du XIe siècle, de style roman. Un clocher à bulbe du XVIIIe siècle le couronne. Dédiée à St Oradoux, l’église présente des  chapiteaux à personnages, entrelacs et feuillages.

Lupersat
Lat : 45.9817Lng : 2.35365
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Etang de Goumont

Les activités humaines ont rendu l’eau plus présente dans le paysage :- étangs de toute taille développés au Moyen Age pour la pisciculture ou la force motrice de l’eau,- bassins de retenue créés par les agriculteurs pour permettre l’irrigation des cultures.

Lupersat
Lat : 45.9686Lng : 2.38307
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Panorama sur les volcans d'Auvergne

Au puy de la Croix, le chemin des douaniers offre un panorama sur la chaîne des volcans du Sancy (au sud) et Toulx-Sainte-Croix (au nord).

Sermur
Lat : 45.9627Lng : 2.38232
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5 informations complémentaires

Departure

Car park at Place de l’église, Lupersat

Arrival

Car park at Place de l’église, Lupersat

Ambiance

Car park at Place de l’église, LupersatThis hike in the foothills of the Auvergne mountains leads you to discover the ancient routes used by salt smugglers to pass from Felletin en Creuse to the Auvergne without being seen.

Access

From Chénérailles, head in the direction of Aubusson as far as Issoudun Létrieix. Turn left towards Champagnat, then go towards Bellegarde en Marche. In Bellegarde en Marche turn onto the D988 to Lupersat.

Advised parking

Car park at Place de l’église, Lupersat