THE DAM OF ENCHANET - THE GORGES OF THE MARONNE RIVER

Distance : 60km

PLEAUX

This little town has kept a traditional architecture allowing you to discover the 16th century nobility houses with turrets, a church with treasures, crosses and fountains. Museums.

• Take the D2 towards Laroquebrou. Turn left on the riverbank to discover the little chapel of Enchanet and the dam in the direction of Longayroux .

A manmade beach will allow you to enjoy various water activities.

Come back and go to Saint Christophe les Gorges.

 

SAINT-CHRISTOPHE LES GORGES

East of the village and behind the church (numerous statues inside), you wil see two beautiful crosses

from the 13th century.

Above the gorges of the Maronne river, from the little chapel of Notre Dame du Château (Our Lady of Castle) you will enjoy a nice view down the valley (30 min round trip).

• Take the D37 to Loupiac.

 

LOUPIAC

This little village offers you one of the most beautiful remains of the area : the ruins of the Branzac castle. Little church with Romanesque steeple and gilded wooden statues.

• Take the direction of Sainte-Eulalie then the D337 on the left. Then join the D680 via Feydevialle and

Vialard.

• Take the direction of Ally. Follow the D380, turn right towards Drignac.

 

DRIGNAC

This little village offers you a charming little church and a crossroad from the 17th century, named the cross of Saint Babet.

 

ESCORAILLES

You will admire its charming little church from the 11th century, the previous chapel of the castle where you will go along the ramparts before coming to the fountain and bread oven (open every August 15th).

Visit the Straw and Grain Museum (Maison de la Paille et du Grain).

• Go to Ally joining the D680.

 

ALLY

Visit the La Vigne castle and the church

• Follow the road  D 137 towards Brageac.

 

BRAGEAC

Go to the Gorges of the Auze river and to the remains of the hermitage of St Till (45 mn round trip).

• Join Chaussenac on the road D37

 

CHAUSSENAC

Little charming and welcoming village.

Its church is home of numerous listed objects and beautiful paintings (17th, 18th centuries). There are also various crosses from the 12th and 13th centuries (description of the tours on the square of the village).

•  Follow the road  D237 in the direction of Rilhac-Xaintrie and then the D27 in the direction of Chalvignac

 

TOURNIAC

After visiting the church go to the cemetery to discover a 13th century basalt cross.

• Take the road  D 27 towards Pleaux and Barriac-les- Bosquets

 

BARRIAC-LES-BOSQUETS

Turn on your right to Puy Bouval where you will discover a statue of the Father Filliol and a panoramic table on the Cantal mountains. Come back and cross the D680 towards Barriac-les-Bosquets.

Discover in this little village old houses, some of them built during the Renaissance period, a Romanesque church from the 12th century.