GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hike through Indre, Cher and Allier department on the footsteps of Master Bell Ringers from La Chatre via Montgivray, Nohant, La Berthenoux, Montlevicq, Champillet, Chateaumeillant, Laleuf, Pardeux, Huriel, Archignat, Chaumet, Preveranges, Perassay, Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre, La Preugne et Briantes. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn, Shops.

Tour des Maîtres Sonneurs (Indre-Cher-Allier)


Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths

On the Master Ringers Footsteps (Indre-Cher-Allier)


In the footsteps of the Maîtres Sonneurs is a 190 km long country hiking trail, which runs through the departments of Indre, Cher, Allier and Creuse. It is inspired by the eponymous novel by George Sand, published in 1853, which tells the story of two young men, Pierre and Jean, who set out in search of learning to play the bagpipes. Les Maîtres Sonneurs is a novel that explores themes of love, ambition, freedom and tradition. It is also a tribute to traditional French music.

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Distance: 189km, Elevation maximum: 499m, Elevation minimum: 183m, Elevation gain uphill: 2038m
IGN Maps: La Berthenoux (2226E). La Chatre (2227E). Culan (2327E). Chateaumeillant (2327O). Huriel (2328E). Boussac (2328O).




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Nearby paths:
Around Brenne (Vienne, Indre, Indre-et-Loire)
GR®41 Cher Valley
GR®46 From Tours (Indre-et-Loire) to Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)
GR®303 From Neris-les-Bains to Montcombroux-les-Mines (Allier)
GR®463 From Evaux-les-Bains (Creuse) to Le Sapey (Allier)
GR®654 Via Lemovicensis


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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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