This hike allows you to discover the village of Gué d'Alleré, which takes its name from a ford on the Roulière stream, and see the Abbey of Grace God dating from the XNUMXth century.

1. From the church, head towards the main street. Cross it by Rue des Noisettes. At the crossroads turn left rue de la Gare.
This path, now paved, was a railway line from Marans to Saint-Jean-d'Angely via Surgères.
After 1 km on this straight road, turn left. Carefully cross the D 115 and continue on a paved road.

2. Follow the path encountered to the right. Carefully cross the D 116 (warning: poor visibility). Enter the wood of Benon on a rural road that crosses all the wood.

3. At the crossroads of the forest paths, turn left and continue through the undergrowth: Mille-Écus wood, Motte au Loup wood.
Mille-Écus wood was part of an area located to the south-west of the town. The Foch maquis, installed at Mille-Écus, was decimated in December 1944. A stele marks the memory of these resistance fighters.
Just after La Roulière, follow a narrow street to the left and cross the Roulière stream. Take the direction of the Abbaye de la Grâce-Dieu then take a small road on the left which becomes a path.

4. At the Bois des Lignes, turn right on a gravel path. Go left at the crossroads with the D 207. Take a small degraded road on the left which winds, shaded and cross the Abbey stream.

5. At the crossroads, go right on a beautiful path to see the Abbaye de la Grâce-Dieu (private). Retrace your steps and continue straight on the small road which crosses the Roulière stream, turns right and left to arrive at the Gué d'Alleré.

  • Marked route : Yes

    Route Type : loop

    Distance : 10km

    Average duration : 150 min

  • Prices

    Free access.


    All year.

    Pet Friendly

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