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Itinerary 22 - Tour of the downtown and the marshes 3.7 mi - 1h40

in Beaugeay
6.6 km
1h 40min
  • Discover this charming walk in the old marshes of the destination.

  • Onthe former islands of the Gulf of Saintonge, towns have gradually grown : Beaugeay on its
    "Peninsula" and Hiers facing it, enclose the Citadel Brouage.
  • Difference in height
    18.93 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
1 Beaugeay Lock House
The Brouage marsh was cleaned up in the 19th century on the initiative of the sub-prefect of Marennes, Charles Esprit Le Terme. The digging of canals, the installation of locks and the creation of marshland syndicates enabled the marshland to be cleaned up and, above all, the water level to be better controlled.

The Beaugeay lock and its lockhouse were built in the early 19th century. The house which served as the lock keeper's house is now disused and has just been restored as part of a programme to renovate traditional rural heritage.
19 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 4 m
  • End altitude : 4 m
  • Maximum altitude : 4 m
  • Total positive elevation : 19 m
  • Total negative elevation : -19 m
  • Max positive elevation : 2 m
  • Min positive elevation : -2 m