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Coligny - Plateau de Vergongeat

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Coligny
6.6 km
2h 40min
Hard
  • On the Vergongeat plateau, you can admire the Bresse plain to the west with the foothills of the Mâconnais on the horizon; to the east, in good weather, the Alps and their majestic Mont Blanc. Famous for its undergrowth rich in yellow daffodils, you can pick your traditional golden bouquet in spring.

    Before leaving the village of Coligny, a frontier zone in the north of Bresse and the scene of many conflicts throughout history, don't forget to visit :

    The automated sound exhibition of...
    On the Vergongeat plateau, you can admire the Bresse plain to the west with the foothills of the Mâconnais on the horizon; to the east, in good weather, the Alps and their majestic Mont Blanc. Famous for its undergrowth rich in yellow daffodils, you can pick your traditional golden bouquet in spring.

    Before leaving the village of Coligny, a frontier zone in the north of Bresse and the scene of many conflicts throughout history, don't forget to visit :

    The automated sound exhibition of the Gaulish Calendar and the God of Coligny on the first floor of the town hall. Inhabited before our era by the Sequanes, a tribe descended from the Celts, Coligny owes its name to the Gallo-Roman era: colonia. In 1897, a couple of farmers discovered two essential pieces of evidence of this era in a field: the Gallic calendar, the most important Gallic inscription known to date, and a bronze statue, the God of Coligny. The original elements can be seen in the Gallo-Roman Museum in Lyon.

    The Place des Tilleuls with its curiosity, the Aiguayoir: a large paved basin, measuring more than 10m long, 5m wide and more than 1m deep. It was once used as a bath for horses on the salt road. They would enter the water up to their bellies to wash and refresh themselves. Demonstrations take place for the Bresse fair on the first Tuesday of August.

    The church of Saint-Martin dates from the 12th century. Remodeled in the XV, XVII and XIX centuries, it has a 46 m high bell tower-porch. To be noted : the design of the bays of the heart, the same as that of the Abbey of Ambronay and the cathedral of St Jean de Maurienne whose bishop, Etienne de Morel, was prior of Ambronay and then of Coligny ; and the 28 wooden stalls whose mericords dated from the end of the XVth century are registered in the National Register of Historic Monuments.
    The 28 wooden stalls, whose misericords date from the end of the 15th century, are listed in the Inventaire Supplémentaire des Monuments Historiques - objets mobiliers classés.
  • Departure
    Coligny
  • Plain text period
    All year round.
  • Environment
    • Close to GR footpath
    • In the country
    • Forest location
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
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