Travel in France – a walk around Chauzeix

Day 9 of Travel in France was a cloudy day but warm. We parked in a lane in Chauzeix and set off along the GR46.

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The Puy de Chauzeix

The Puy de Chauzeix

Chauzeix

Chauzeix

The GR46 out of Chauzeix

The GR46 out of Chauzeix

The walk went through forests of pines, oaks and beeches to the Etang de Ganezandes, a quiet spot just a mile outside Chouzeix and overlooked by the Cirque de Fresselines.

Etang de Ganezande

Etang de Ganezande

Etang de Ganezandes

Etang de Ganezandes

After that we walked through more forests filled with moss and lichen, and across grass meadows with cows everywhere!

Charolais cattle near Chauzeix

Charolais cattle near Chauzeix

Countryside around Chauzeix

Countryside around Chauzeix

In the village we found stepped roofs again.

Stepped roofs in Chauzeix

Stepped roofs in Chauzeix

There were plenty of roadside crosses on this walk.

There weren’t many flowers, but at the end of the walk I found this pretty sight in the village pond.

IN the village pond, Chauzeix