The Chaise-Dieu

PR112 L'Espinasson

Landscapes open to La Chaise-Dieu, the Dore valley, the Forez or Livradois mountains or even the Sancy massif, more closed horizons in the deciduous and coniferous woods: walk through this variety, with your nose to the wind …
From the station, cross the road to take the street on the left opposite. At the last houses of La Chaise-Dieu, discover a grassy path on the right.
Follow this path which goes down between pastures and woods until you reach a perpendicular path. Take the latter on the left and reach a small road. Cross to continue on the wide forest path.
At the fork, turn left. Cross an old railway line, then arrive on the D 906. Cross it (> be careful!) and follow it to the right for 180 m, then take an old road on the left. Return to the D 906. Turn left for a few meters, then turn left onto the path which leads into the forest.
At the junction, go straight ahead. At the end of the woods, join a small road. Go left for 80 m, then turn right to arrive at the village of Espinasson. Go down left. At the bottom of the village, follow the road on the left. After 400 m, discover a hollow path on the right.
Leave the road for this path, cross the river, then go back up. At the high point, reach a junction. Take the path on the left which quickly narrows. On the descent, the path divides.
Continue right and join a road. Follow it on the left to the hamlet of Labry. When the road begins to climb, take the grassy path on the left. Join and follow another road to the left for a few meters before turning right onto the gravel path. At the house, continue climbing on the path lined with ferns.
At the junction, let another PR go to the right to continue the climb to the left. Arrive at the high point in the village of Brayes. To turn left. At the municipal level, cross the road to use the path opposite. Walk in a straight line between meadows and wetlands, then enter the forest. Pass near an old abbey attic and arrive at La Chaise-Dieu.
Go up the road on the left towards the Saint-Claude signal. Go back down, cross the railway line and join the D 906. Cross to follow the street which enters the village. At the junction, turn right to find the start.
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Location details

Departure location: La Chaise-Dieu.
Place of arrival: La Chaise-Dieu.
La Chaise-Dieu, 41 km northwest of Puy-en-Velay via the N 102, then the D 906 on the right.
Parking conseillé : Devant la gare. .




Activities on site

  • Pedestrian sports
  • Hiking route

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