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Nature trail

A 7 km trail with 10 stop-off points will help you discover the many curiosities of the Ligoure estate! Here's a sneak peek …

Nature trail map

Only the forest is accessible to the public. The château of Ligoure and its landscaped grounds are a private estate.
Plan on 3 to 4 hours to complete this instructive walk. Change in attitude: 180 metres.

  • 1 And through the middle runs the Briance…

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    Did you know? The Briance is a tributary of the Vienne and a sub-tributary of the Loire.
    La Briance
  • 2 On the edge of the wood...

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    See how well you can recognise the leaves on the trees to be seen along the trail.
    sentier d'interprétation Ligoure
  • 3 The estate's history

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    As you enter the Ligoure Forest estate, what better opportunity to brush up on its history.
    Histoire du domaine de Ligoure
  • 4 The hazelnut trail...

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    And where you find hazelnuts, you’ll find squirrels, field mice, pied woodpeckers and much more.
    Histoire du domaine de Ligoure
  • 5 Albert le Play and his fish farms

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    Tench, carp, brown trout… would you be able to tell them apart?
    Histoire du domaine de Ligoure
  • 6 A busy forest...

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    Among other things, take a look at the Spanish swamp oaks planted by Frédéric Le Play.
  • 7 The landscaping of the forestry estate

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    The planting of conifers and the introduction of deer and antelope make Ligoure a rather special estate.
    Plantation du domaine de Ligoure
  • 8 The ranger’s house

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    Along the trail, discover the former home of the forest ranger and its new tenants.
    Maison du garde du domaine de Ligoure
  • 9 An open-air spa...

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    The ditches and ruts alongside the trail are a paradise for toads and other batrachians.
    Faune du domaine de Ligoure
  • 10 The riparian woodland

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    Here, you can see plants and trees typical of a riverbank or a lakeside.
    ripisylve du domaine de Ligoure
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Things to see along the trail