GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hike in Sylve d'Argenson biological reserve through Deux-Sevres and Charente-Maritime from Rimbault to Saleignes via Saint-Severin-sur-Boutonne, Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Aulnay, Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire and Contre. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn, Shops.

Traversée de la Sylve d'Argenson (Deux-Sèvres, Charente-Maritime)


Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths

Crossing Sylve d'Argenson

From Rimbault (Deux-Sevres) to Saleignes (Charente-Maritime)


Sylve d'Argenson's rich history intertwines with the region's social and political evolution. Its name, translating to "Argenson's Wood," pays homage to Michel d'Argenson, a prominent French statesman during the 18th century. Over time, the forest has served various purposes, from providing timber for shipbuilding to serving as a hunting ground for nobility. Sylve d'Argenson harbors a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna, with over 800 plant species and 150 bird species. The woodland's varied topography, encompassing lowlands, hills, and lakes, contributes to its rich ecological tapestry.

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Distance: 42km, Elevation maximum: 162m, Elevation minimum: 34m, Elevation gain uphill: 279m





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Nearby paths:
Around Marches de Gatine (Deux-Sevres, Vienne)
Around Melusine (Vendee)
Around Mandragore (Charente, Haute-Vienne)
GR®4 From Atlantic to Mediterranean
GR®36 From Channel to Pyrenees
GR®48 From La Ribiere (Haute-Vienne) to Chinon (Indre-et-Loire)
GR®360 Around Saintonge (Charente-Maritime)
GR®655 Via Turonensis


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L'Etoile Guest-House

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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