De Charmes au Bois de Bard

De Charmes au Bois de Bard

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  • Joseph Fernand Cheval

    Born in 1836 into a modest family in Charmes sur l’Herbasse, he grew up in a rural world steeped in traditions and legends. His first job was a baker then a farm worker and in 1867 he got a job as a postman in Anneyron, Peyrins, Bourg de Péage and finally in Hauterives where he set about building one of the most unique monuments of the late XlXth century, the Palais Idéal Facteur Cheval.


1 - Charmes sur l'Herbasse - 250 m
After having parked on Champ de Mars square or nearby, start the walk from the townhall (information board about local heritage here). Head opposite up ruelle du puits, cross the road then continue up montée du cordonnier (Renaissance houses), turn left onto the small road then right in front of the school Notre Dame de la Garde. A somewhat steep slope in the forest takes you uphill to a château where you turn right onto the road. After about 300m, turn right, on the bend, onto the path emerging into undergrowth. When you come to the junction go over the road and continue on the path. After the field the path takes a hairpin turn before heading downhill. At the bottom turn right and walk 100m before turning left between trees (stock-car circuit on the right) Continue ahead for about 500m, cross the D121 then carry on past the farm until you reach the crossroads.

2 - Le Biquet - 260 m
Follow the wide uphill path to the right towards Bois de Bard. After about 700m (tree-felling platform) turn onto the uphill path in undergrowth Carry on along the main path until you reach the large post.

3 - Bois de Bard - 390 m
Continue ahead towards the Pinates. Carry on down the main path then turn right onto the road (view of Vercors mountain range) and continue for about 1.1km to the crossroads.

4 - Les Pinates - 336 m
Turn left going towards Charmes for about 400m then on the bend, go left down the path des Roches. When you get to the road turn right then left onto the D67 taking you back to the starting point.
  • Departure : Charmes sur l'Herbasse - Champs de Mars - In front of the townhall
  • Arrival : Charmes sur l'Herbasse - Champs de Mars - In front of the townhall
  • Towns crossed : Charmes-sur-l'Herbasse

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Information desks

6, place du 8 mai 1945 - BP 70019, 26601 Tain l'Hermitage

http://www.ardeche-hermitage.cominfo@ah-tourisme.com04 75 06 06 12

Access and parking

Follow the D67 from Saint Donat sur l'Herbasse to Charmes sur l'Herbasse

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Townhall square

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