The poet’s walk and the Brunagères Rocks

Near the village of Peyrat-le-Château, at Auphelle, near the Vassivière lake, let’s explore the poet’s walk, created in 1989, at the initiative of Pierre Digan, sculptor in Saint-Martin-Château.

Along a 5km return journey walk, you will go along the Crozat woods and their rare essences. All along your walk, sculptures appear and invite you to decipher their poems carved in granit.

Once arrived at the panoramic table, you will find visual landmarks of this 360° vast panorama. Below, you can admire the Brunagères Rocks, large rock slabs, with their sarcophagus shaped cavities dug on top and were considered as druidistic monuments.

Two tumuli, burial mounds dated from the 1st century AD, are a must-see : the Quenouille (773 m) and Puy La Besse tumuli. The latter, at the height of 775m, offers a magnificent viewpoint of the surroundings.
Night discovery, observation sites…
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“Chisle poetry on granit, fix the fleeting of words in millenial immobility of the megaliths, was one of these strong ideas which, when were done, seemed to have always been here”. Georges Chatain.


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