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Circuit pédestre N°67 : Sentier de Découverte de la cascade des Jarrauds

Walking/pedestrian in Saint-Martin-Château

1.2 km
Walking/pedestrian
30min
Easy
  • The Cascades des Jarrauds, the third listed site in the Creuse department, was protected in 1939 for its scenic beauty.

  • Departure / Arrival: Jarrauds waterfall car park, D512A, 23460 Saint-Martin-Château In a green setting, covering an area of 51 ha, the Maulde winds between huge blocks of granite that it shapes as it pleases. falls 15 m high into a noisy waterfall. This waterfall is not only aesthetic, it is also associated with an astonishing history: the first local experiments in the production and transmission of electricity to Bourganeuf, the "city of light". From the car park, head towards the...
    Departure / Arrival: Jarrauds waterfall car park, D512A, 23460 Saint-Martin-Château In a green setting, covering an area of 51 ha, the Maulde winds between huge blocks of granite that it shapes as it pleases. falls 15 m high into a noisy waterfall. This waterfall is not only aesthetic, it is also associated with an astonishing history: the first local experiments in the production and transmission of electricity to Bourganeuf, the "city of light". From the car park, head towards the departmental road. Take it on the left and cross the bridge. Just after the bridge, on the left, a stone staircase leads down the embankment. At the bottom, turn left on the wide paved path. Follow it straight up to the houses. At the end of the wide path, at the level of the last house, a continuous path bordered by a stone wall. Take it, climb a few steps until you reach the top of a stone staircase. Go down the stairs to the river. Cross the canal on the footbridge and fork to the right then continue along the canal until you reach a barrier. Take the metal staircase on the left which leads down the embankment, then continue on the path which goes to the right. A last narrow step, which branches off to the left, provides access to a platform. From the platform, enjoy the view of the waterfall. Possibility of going down to the river by continuing the path for a few meters. For safety and for the respect of private property, do not deviate from the developed path. Return to the car park by the same path.
  • Difference in height
    22.87 m
  • Documentation

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23 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 501 m
  • End altitude : 502 m
  • Maximum altitude : 504 m
  • Minimum altitude : 489 m
  • Total positive elevation : 23 m
  • Total negative elevation : -23 m
  • Max positive elevation : 8 m
  • Min positive elevation : -8 m