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The Gartempe Valley

Tourism and Activities

Cycling: The Montmorillon/Saulge cycle club along with the French Cycle Federation and Cycle Tourism have a route "Au fil de la Gartempe" which takes in much of the Gartempe Valley.
For further information and a map, click the link below.

460 km en 3 boucles :
1. La Roche-Posay - Montmorillon
2. Montmorillon - Châteauponsac
3. Châteauponsac - Guéret
Voir la carte de la randonnée.

Renseignements auprès de :
Josiane CARION
4, rue des Châtaigniers
Les Mâts
Site du C.R.V.G.

Les Bois de L'Hospice
The woods "les Bois de L'Hospice" belong to the Community of Communes of the Montmorillon area and are open to the public. They are in Saulge, near the boundary with Moulismes.
Follow the path signposted "ambiance a forestieres" to discover the different types of trees that make up the Bois de L'Hospice. Make use of the hides by the lakes to watch the birds and wildlife. The hides are the perfect place to watch the resident herons.
How to find Les Bois de L'Hospice :
Coming from Moulismes on the RD 729 take the first small lane on the left after Poilieu or if coming from Montmorillon on the RD 729 take the small lane on the right just before Poilieu. It is signposted Vacheresse.

To reach the hides for the Herons :
From Montmorillon follow the RD 729 and turn right at the junction for Lussac les Chateaux then left into the small road. Pass a farm and continue to car park.
From Moulismes follow the RD 729 and turn left for Lussac les Chateaux and then left again into the small road. Pass the farm and continue to car park.

Please respect the peace and quiet of your surroundings and thank you for taking your rubbish home with you.

For other activities the Tourist Information Offices in Montmorillon and Saint Savin are well stocked with information leaflets and will be pleased to offer you any advice you might need.

See also the pages :
- What to do
- Les bois de l'Hospice
- For accommodation see page d'activites