Circuit 10 - La Ronde des Sorciers
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The hunting period has started again and ends on February 29, 2024. During this period, hunting can take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Some tips to avoid accidents: Take note of the “Chasse en Cours” or “Battue en cours” signs and in this case, absolutely avoid the area. Stay on the trails. Choose the busiest ones. Wear light and bright colors. The best is to equip yourself with a fluorescent orange vest. Walk only on clear days, during the day obviously. Avoid rainy and foggy weather as visibility is much poorer. If you go jogging in the forest, avoid headphones or earbuds that isolate you from outside noise.
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Sancerre, land of Wizards? Here is a part of local history, almost forgotten but... still present.

At the end of 1582, five witches were executed for having caused the devil to possess a young child. The corpse of one of them was even burned in Marloup. Infamous sabbaths like those of 1772, 1175 or 1846 brought natural calamities to the region. Today, the leaders of the clouds, the stoners, the spell casters, the sorcerers and other miscreants are very discreet. Don't hang around too long on your way if you don't want to meet them!

The route heads towards Bué where the annual festival at the beginning of August is called Wizards' Night, we're not lying to you! After crossing this preserved wine-growing village you will climb towards the village of Reigny through vineyards then via the GR 31 towards Les Epsailles. Before arriving at the charming village of Sens-Beaujeu, a break at the Fontaine de Combry will purify you. Paths in the middle of a cereal plain will guide you to the Moulin de Tuau then it’s back up to the hamlet of La Forêt via Croix de Couet. Direction Chavignol which we discover through the panorama of Graveron des Epsailles. The vineyard paths take you back to Sancerre via the Bouffants vineyard and Petit Morice.

The characteristics of the route.
Sancerre (18)
  • Distance 28.3 km
  • Elevation gain 730 m
  • Elevation lost 730 m
  • Min. elevation 167 m
  • Max. elevation. 358 m
  • Duration (depending on pace) 2h45 à 5h30
  • Marking Trail red n°10
Area : Le Sancerrois
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