GR®8 CIRCUIT ST-MICHEL-CHEF-CHEF - LES MOUTIERS-EN-RETZ

Itinéraire
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  • TOWNS OF DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL :
    • Place of departure SAINT-MICHEL-CHEF-CHEF
    • Place of arrival LES MOUTIERS-EN-RETZ
  • DURATION AND DISTANCE OF THE ITINERARY :
    • Total distance of the itinerary (in km) 46,5
  • TYPE OF ITINERARY :
    • Grande Randonnée (GR) (Long distance) footpath
    • Promenade et de Randonnée (PR) footpath
  • DIFFICULTY OF THE ITINERARY :
    • Easy
  • LEVEL OF PRACTICE :
    • Blue level - Easy

Presentation

Along the coast, take on the GR®8 and discover the many faces of the Côte de Jade !
Formerly used to prevent smuggling, the customs path has experienced a second life since the appearance of the famous white and red markings.

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef
In the extension of Saint-Brévin, Saint-Michel reveals its large sandy beaches and its intoxicating scents of pines. Children will be amazed by these wooden cabins mounted on stilts, so characteristic of the Jade Coast. More than fifty fisheries will be revealed on the GR8.

From La Plaine-sur-Mer to Préfailles
Sometimes steep sea cliffs, rock piles and small confidential coves will delight you. The changes in relief and the rocky outcrop of Pointe Saint-Gildas offer you a bowl of sea air and breathtaking panoramas. From the estuary to the Bay of Bourgneuf, you will easily understand why this place was strategic for maritime surveillance and communications.

From Préfailles to La Bernerie-en-Retz
The human presence in the Pays de Retz is ancient as evidenced by the many megaliths visible from the path. The attraction of the ocean and the discovery of ferruginous sources will benefit the development of Préfailles, Pornic and La Bernerie. In the middle of the 19th century, the fashion for sea bathing and the arrival of the railway brought certain prosperity to its seaside resorts. Colorful, ornate and asymmetrical villas, they compete for originality to catch your eye.

Les Moutiers-en-Retz
Large flat expanses, countless meadows interspersed with stretches and canals ... You enter the Marais Breton where the salt marshes stretched out as far as the eye could see and made the region famous. Bird paradise, here you will have plenty of time to observe: little egrets, cattle egrets, elegant avocets and numerous shorebirds.

GR®8 SHEET from Saint Brévin to Moutiers (produced by FFR): on sale for € 2 in all Tourist Information Offices in Destination Pornic
  • Geographical zone :
    • Saint-Michel Chef-Chef
  • TYPE OF ITINERARY :
    • Grande Randonnée (GR) (Long distance) footpath
    • Promenade et de Randonnée (PR) footpath
  • THEME OF ITINERARY :
    • Nature and discovery

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GR®8 CIRCUIT ST-MICHEL-CHEF-CHEF - LES MOUTIERS-EN-RETZ
  • TYPE OF ITINERARY :
    • Pedestrian
  • DURATION OF THE ITINERARY ON FOOT :
    • Duration of the itinerary on foot 9:30
  • INFORMATIONS SUR L'ITINERAIRE :
    • 46,5 Km