There is a network of 400 km of paths over hilly terrain providing some lovely walks in the Barséquanais region.
These little constructions were put up by winegrowers back in the 19th
century. They are built on a circular plan with dry stones found lying around
the area and simply stacked up, and they were designed to allow the winegrowers
to take shelter both from the cold in winter and from the heat during the
Two circuits 6 and 11 km long. This path offers an opportunity to
explore one of the most typical landscapes in the Champagne winegrowing area;
it winds its way through hills covered with vineyards and decked out in colours
which change with the seasons.
Four circuits 3, 7, 12 and 14 km long, running through the countryside
which inspired Renoir to paint numerous pictures such as « les Laveuses » (The Washerwomen) or « Chemin montant dans les hautes herbes »
(Path through high grass). You can take a stroll following in Renoir's
footsteps along these little paths bathed in light and here you will find all
the atmosphere of his painting.
Four circuits 2, 6, 12 and 14 km long. Walks through
valleys and forests which were once home to druids and the Cistercian Order.
Three circuits 7, 16 or 20 km long are packed with history, as you
follow in the footsteps of members of the Resistance back in summer 1944. But
this is also a wonderful hike through a succession of hillsides and valleys in
the heart of a forest massif.
Four circuits 5, 7, 10 and 17 km long allow you to wander through the
forests and winegrowing area of Champagne, including one called « Gaston Checq », named after an enthusiastic champion of the
vineyards of the Aube region.