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Hiking paths
    The Commanderie Templière d'Avalleur :

    The order of the Templars was founded by a native of Champagne in Jerusalem in the year 1119, in order to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land. Remains of the Templar period include the 12th-century Romanesque and Gothic chapel...

     

     

     

    There is a 400-km netword of paths allowing lovely walks in the Barsequanais region.

There is a network of 400 km of paths over hilly terrain providing some lovely walks in the Barséquanais region.


These include:


The Cadoles Champenoises of Courteron

The Circuits des Cadoles of Les Riceys

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 summer.


The Chemin du Vigneron in Celles-sur-Ource

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.


The Chemins de Renoir in Essoyes

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.


The Chemins of Cunfin

Four circuits 2, 6, 12 and 14 km long. Walks through valleys and forests which were once home to druids and the Cistercian Order.


The Chemins de Mémoire (Paths of Memory) in Mussy sur Seine

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.


The Paths and Tracks of the Barsuraubois region

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.


The circuit des 3 Chapelles (Three Chapels Circuit) in Bar sur Seine

A 10 km circuit over mountains and forests giving you the chance to explore St Jean-Baptiste (Saint John the Baptist), Notre Dame du Chêne (Our Lady of the Oak and the Chapelle Templière d'Avalleur (Avalleur Templar Chapel)

 

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