Visit the Monts de Blond in Cieux : Circuit, Hikes
Discover the Monts de Blond in Cieux during your next stay or weekend in the Limousin region
The Monts de Blond is an ideal destination to recharge your batteries and discover the historical heritage of the Limousin region. It is also called the land of legends.
The Monts de Blond are also an opportunity to discover a place rich in green hills, pretty little flowery villages, but also its stones of legends and granite chaos.
During a day, on foot but also by car, we advise you to go and meet its numerous landscape, natural but also patrimonial charms.
Unmissable discovery hikes
Known for its circuit of megaliths, made up of 12 remarkable natural sites, the Monts de Blond are home to numerous deep forests that shelter spectacular mineral treasures.
To discover protected natural species, we invite you to go to the Butte de Frochet. For the heaths of the Lande de Frochet, you will have the opportunity to admire the nightjar or the harrier Saint Martin.
The Monts de Blond are in fact a very large mountainous barrier and thus present a very important number of megaliths, carved at the time by the man. The Monts de Blond are framed by different villages of the Limousin: the villages of Cieux, Blond, Breuilaufa and Mortemart.
The discovery of megaliths and dolmens
During your walk, you will surely have the opportunity to pass by the menhirs and dolmens dating from the Neolithic period but also by the granitic chaos.
You can start the circuit of megaliths with the Dolmen and the rocks of Puychaud, passing then by the "Roche Branlante" of Boscartus, famous for its history. At the time, this rock was used as a court of law, the accused who managed to make it sway were then exonerated.
You will continue your walk with a passage obliged on the other sites, as with the Shelter of the rock to the fairies, the impressive Mushroom Stone, the Stone with sacrifice, the Menhir of Ceinturat. Your walk will end with the discovery of the Stone with cupules of Arnac.
Charming villages to see absolutely
The discovery of the beautiful villages of the Monts de Blond is also an essential step, because it will allow you to discover the sublime landscapes of the Limousin.
The discovery of Cieux can be done in the first place, there are also many things to see there like the Martyr Village or the Center of the memory of Oradour-sur-Glane. If you want to know more about the terrible massacre of June 10, 1944, we invite you to discover our other articles.
Then we go to Montrol-Sénard, where you can admire a sublime and impressive panorama. Our walk will then take us to discover Mortemart and take the opportunity to retrace its history, with its wonderful architecture, such as the castle of the Dukes of Mortemart or the Carmelite and Augustinian convents. Then, we will go through Bussière-Boffy, a village with a medieval charm, composed of old half-timbered houses and mullioned windows.
The last places we invite you to visit are Blond, to discover the fortified church which dates from the 10th century and the chapel of Notre-Dame de Vaulry.
Organize your stay in Cieux, near Oradour-sur-Glane
Our Hotel L'Auberge La Source in Cieux offers you its fully renovated rooms in a quiet and peaceful place in the heart of the Massif " Les Monts de Blond ".
If you wish to spend a few days, a weekend or a longer stay in the Limousin, do not hesitate to consult our room availabilities and book now your stay at the best rate directly.