GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hike in Vendee department on Melusine trail from Antigny via Cheffois, Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin, Breuil-Barret, Saint-Hilaire-de-Voust, Puy-de-Serre, Foussais-Payre, Saint-Hilaire-des-Loges, L'Orbrie and Vouvant. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn, Shops.

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Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths

Around Melusine (Vendee)


Melusine is a legendary figure, a fairy who is said to have lived in the Middle Ages. She is known for her beauty, wisdom, and magical powers. The legend tells that Melusine was the daughter of a king of Albania and a fairy. She was betrothed to Raymondin de Lusignan, a French knight. On the eve of their wedding, Melusine received a curse from her mother: she would transform into a serpent every Saturday. Raymondin accepted the curse and married Melusine. They had seven children together. Melusine built many castles and fortresses in Vendee, including the Château de Lusignan, the Château de Vouvant, and the Château de Maillezais. One day, Raymondin broke the promise he had made to Melusine. He surprised her while she was bathing, her serpent tail exposed. Melusine, furious, left her husband and children. She flew up into the sky, promising to return one day.

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Distance: 104km, Elevation maximum: 215m, Elevation minimum: 12m, Elevation gain uphill: 1234m




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Nearby paths:
Crossing Sylve d'Argenson (Deux-Sevres, Charente-Maritime)
Around the Otter trail (Vendee)

Around Pouzauges Strongholds (Vendee)
Around Puys of Pouzauges (Vendee)
Around Sevre and Maine Hills (Vendee)
Around Marches de Gatine (Deux-Sevres, Vienne)
GR®36 From Channel to Pyrenees
GR®364 From Poitou to Ocean


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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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