Tourist site: Le Puits d’Enfer

Among the tourist sites I already wanted to visit: ‘Le Puits d’Enfer’; a hike is located at this site.

Geolocated about twenty km south of Parthenay and north-east of Niort, in the opposite direction from the Marais Poitevin, which touches the western gates of this city, is this ride, in Deux-Sèvres.
(not far from the A10 motorway towards Bordeaux, and the junction with the A83 towards Nantes).

Southern tip of the Gâtine massif, this site probably overlook the Sèvre Niortaise valley.

There are: a culminating point, a rock chaos, a stream and a waterfall, surrounding vegetation including a tree classified as “remarkable”; bonus: hiking paths.

Map of western France.
Southern tip of the Gâtine massif: le Puits d Enfer
Map of western France, Poitou terroir.
Southern tip of the Gâtine massif.

 

Remarkable Tree of Puits d Enfer
Remarkable Tree of Puits d Enfer

 

Hiking stairs at Puits d Enfer
Hiking stairs at Puits d Enfer

 

Hiking stairs at Puits d Enfer
Hiking stairs at Puits d Enfer

 

The stream Puits d Enfer
The stream Puits d Enfer

 

Waterfall at Puits d Enfer
Waterfall at Puits d Enfer

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Note: There is another interesting site with a similar name, on the coast with seashore paths, in Les Sables d’Olonne, in the department of Vendée.

Le Puits d’Enfer in Les Sables d’Olonne, in the Vendée department, on the coast
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