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Etape GR 3 Retournac – Vorey-sur-Arzon

From Retournac you will see the Château d'Artias, then climb towards Roche-en-Régnier dominated by the keep of its fortified castle.

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Continue the D 9 towards the Loire, cross the railway (the station is on the right), cross the bridge over the Loire and arrive at a crossroads (508 m).
Take the D 103 on the right towards Chamalières-sur-Loire for 30 m, then go up rue Raymondde-Chiron on the left. She crosses a bridge and enters Retournaguet.
On the square, turn left into the small rue Roger-Méalier. Turn right to cross the D 282 and arrive at the church.
Pass at the foot of the bell tower, walk alongside the church, then go up the street on the left. Turn right onto rue des Riailles. Just before the cemetery, climb the sunken path on the left. Continue along the road and pass the sports field.
At the crossroads (596 m), continue opposite along the path which enters the undergrowth. Cross the Cros stream, then continue through the undergrowth. Continue along the road on the left.
At the Chantegrail bend (650 m), take the path on the right. At the fork, continue on the grassy path on the left. He goes down into the undergrowth. At the bottom, take the D 103 on the left for 400 m.
In Ventressac, go down the street on the right. It comes up against the railway tracks. Turn right to pass under it, then turn left. Join the edge of the Loire on the right and follow it for 150 m to a crow's foot (500 m).
Leave the left lane opposite which leads to the campsite and continue to the right. Continue along the track then the road which turns left away from the Loire. Cross the D 103 and pass under the railway bridge.

Just after, take the undergrowth path on the right. It runs along the railway line. At the end, cross the footbridge on the right, go down and emerge at the edge of the D 103. Follow it to the left on the side sidewalk
Loire. Reach the entrance to the footbridge (514 m) over the Loire.


Cross the footbridge over the Loire on the right (514 m), pass under the viaduct and turn right. Cross the D 35 and go up the street on the right. It continues into a winding path. Cross the D 35 again and climb the path opposite.


Pass Les Pialloux (630 m). Go up the path on the right. At the crow's feet, turn left and reach Tarrier (705 m).


Cross the road, continue opposite and enter the Miaune forest via the path on the left. The path rises up the slope. Ignore the path going down to the left and continue to the right. After a flat area, climb the path on the right. After a new flat area, follow a low stone wall.


Just after, take the path to the right in a hairpin and continue the ascent. At the fork, go right and follow the scree. At the crossroads, turn left. Come out onto a track, at the crossroads of the Miaune forest (840 m).


Cross the track and continue straight along the path. Turn right twice, continue left, then climb right. The path switches to the other side (930 m) and stops climbing. Head to the right for 20 m, then go down the path on the left. It leaves the forest and enters the hamlet of Bois (880 m).


At the wash house, turn left and, in the next bend, continue along the grassy path opposite. At the edge of the woods, continue to the right along the edge, then enter the woods on the left. Take the track on the right
for 250 m, then go down the path on the left, cross the old bridge and take the road on the left.


Cross the D 35 to the left and go up the path lined with low walls. Cross the road, move forward for 25 m, then turn right between the houses. At the fork, take the path on the left which
passes under the rocky peak and emerges into the town of Roche-en-Régnier. Go down the first street on the left and reach a square. Follow the street on the left to arrive in front of the town hall (890 m).


Continue left on the D 29 towards Vorey to leave the town, then turn right onto the track (889 m). It runs along the ridge which, further on, descends. At the junction, go down left
pin. Take the D 29 on the right for 550 m.


Turn left onto the hairpin path. It runs south down the slope in bends along a wooded ridge. At the bottom (545 m), head left towards the D 103.


Take the D 103 on the right for 200 m (> be careful!), then go down the track on the left. It passes under the railway bridge. Just after, take the path on the right. It runs along the Loire below the railway line.


In Nant, cross the level crossing on the right and take the road on the left. Continue on the D 103 on the left for 300 m (> be careful!).


At the bend, go left and take the middle path. He goes around the houses. Turn left then right, bypassing the factory along the meander of the Loire. After the sports fields, turn right, then take rue du Clos-Moulin on the left. Pass under the railway bridge. Follow the main street on the left and arrive in the center of Vorey-sur-Arzon.
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Duration05hElevation783 D- ​​/ 777 D+Distance21,9 kmMax Altitude932 m
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