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Hike in Auvergne through Puy-de-Dome department on loop of Queen Margot from Sauxillanges via Le Montel, Usson, La Redonde, Durette, Gevillat, Le Chauffour, Orbeil, Perthus, La Laye, Roure, La Guelle, Saint-Babel, La Ribeyre, Le Chat, Tarragnat, Manglieu, Chaumat, Sugeres, Ronland and Mouteix. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn.

Randonnée autour du Pays de la Reine Margot (Puy-de-Dôme)


Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths

Loop of Queen Margot (Puy-de-Dome)


Margaret of Valois, known as Queen Margot, was the daughter of King Henry II and Catherine de' Medici. She was born in France, and she was Queen of France and Navarre from 1572 to 1599. Margaret of Valois, Queen Margot Margaret of Valois was married to Henry of Navarre, the future Henry IV, in 1572. This marriage was a political marriage, intended to appease religious tensions between Catholics and Protestants in France. However, the marriage was a failure, and the two spouses lived apart for much of the time. In 1589, Henry of Navarre became King of France under the name of Henry IV. He divorced Margaret of Valois in 1599, and she was imprisoned in the Château d'Usson in Auvergne until her death in 1615. She was Queen of France for 27 years, even though her reign was marked by the failure of her marriage and her imprisonment.

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Distance: 56km, Elevation maximum: 701m, Elevation minimum: 367m, Elevation gain uphill: 1431m
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Nearby paths:
Around Robe de Bure and Cotte de Mailles (Haute-Loire)
GR®30 Around Auvergne volcanoes and lakes (Puy-de-Dome)
GR®89 Montaigne Trail
GR®300 From Sancoins (Cher) to Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire)

GR®441 Around Puys Range (Puy-de-Dome)


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