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Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.

Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.
Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.
Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.
Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.
Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.
Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.
Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.
Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.
Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.
Hike: on the steps of the WW2 French resistance.

Description

Thematic trail on the Plateau de Retord, in the footsteps of the first maquisards of the Ain, starting from the Les Plans station or the village of Hotonnes.

Trails retracing the history of the first resistance camps on the Plateau de Retord: training and supervising the Maquis, Maquisards with multinational origins, the Interallied Mission "Musc" and the repressive operations February - July 1944.

Several points of interest along the route: the Porte du Maquis, the Ferme de Deschapoux, the Ferme des Combettes, the Ferme de Morez, the Combe Danoi, the Ferme de Pré Carré, the Croix des Lagnieux and the Ferme du Sèche.
Information panels retracing the history of these points of interest can be found along the route.

This thematic trail was created in partnership with the Departmental Museum of the History of the Resistance and Deportation in Nantua.

This hike can be downloaded on the free app Ain Outdoor.

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Walking
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5h
Dist.
16 km
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Starting point

Boucle au départ d’Hotonnes (sur la place de la Mairie) et boucle au départ de la Porte du Maquis aux Plans d'Hotonnes Hotonnes , 01260 Haut Valromey
Lat : 45.997302Lng : 5.692588

Points of interest

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natural camping area

In the heart of the resort of Les Plans d'Hotonnes, on the Plateau de Retord, you will find 8 tent sites for a holiday or a change of scenery. 1km from the GTJ by foot, horse or bicycle.On the resort, you can enjoy a good pizza or mountain specialities (raclette, tartiflette, fondue, etc.).

Les Plans d'Hotonnes Hotonnes 01260 Haut Valromey
- Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier -
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HistoireS de RésistanceS: guided tour of the Maquis trail on the Plateau de Retord

The Tourist Office offers you a guided tour of the Sentier du maquis (scrubland path). Walk through the Plateau de Retord in the company of a guide and a mountain leader to learn all about the facts of the Resistance in the Bugey!Follow in the footsteps of the Maquis of the Plateau de Retord in the spring of 1943, in the company of Florence, guide and lecturer, and Sylvain, mountain leader. The Maquis of the Ain, their military organisation and the daily life of these men will be told to you with many anecdotes. This tour requires good mid-mountain walking skills and hiking boots. You should also bring a bottle of water. Tours must be booked in advance with the Tourist Office. Maximum 30 participants per tour. Payment must be made on registration. The meeting point will be specified at the time of registration. Visits may be cancelled due to weather conditions and if the minimum number of participants is not reached. To complete your visit, go to the Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l'Ain in Nantua 04.74.75.07.50 (open Wednesday to Monday, self-guided tour from 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 6pm / groups by prior arrangement).

Hotonnes 01260 Haut Valromey
- Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier -
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Environments

Forest location
Mountain view
Village centre

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Office de Tourisme Bugey Sud Grand Colombier - 24/06/2024
www.bugeysud-tourisme.fr
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Open period

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Type of land

Ground

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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾