PR638 Le sentier des Chibottes

Dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries, the chibottes are original constructions which probably served as a tool shed and temporary shelter for the farmer. Young and old, come and discover this circuit which dominates the Dol valley
At the picnic area, take the chibottes access path. Go through the gate, then go up to the left along the grassy path. After a first chibotte, continue along the path which climbs to another chibotte. Cross the scree (> be careful!). After the third chibotte, reach the junction.

Leave the grassy path which goes down to the right to continue to the left. Cross the scree and reach the belvedere.

Go up the path on the left between the low walls.

Take the wide path on the right (GR® 65) for 560 m. He makes a right turn.

In the left turn, take the path on the right. At the junction, keep heading. The path passes through the undergrowth. After the chicane, he goes back up.

At the intersection, take the path on the left and go down into the woods. Near a chibotte, the path obliques to the right. Pass the second chicane.

At the fork, take the path on the right, then go down the wider path on the left. Turn left, then right.

Take the path on the left, then turn right to pass in front of the chibotte. Cross the meadow. At the low wall, climb to the right and wind between hazelnut trees and rocks before returning to the parking lot.
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Location details

Departure location: “Chibottes” car park (Vals-près-le-Puy.
Place of arrival: “Chibottes” car park (Vals-près-le-Puy.
Les Chibottes (municipality of Vals-près-le-Puy), 4 km southwest of Le Puy via the D 31
Recommended parking: Chibottes car park or Vals Cultural Center car park.




Activities on site

  • Pedestrian sports
  • Hiking route

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43750 Vals-près-le-Puy
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