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Vieux Jonc circuit

in Saint Paul de Varax

Walking Circuit in Dombes

A relaxing moment in the heart of the Dombes, discovering Saint Paul de Varax. An ideal walking circuit for families.

Along the way, educational panels will discuss the painter Louis Jourdan and his works. On your path, you will cross several small bridges and trails near the ponds.

Walking circuit

between the ponds

5.5 km walk in Dombes

Easy and pleasant walking circuit for families, in Saint-Paul-de-Varax.

The starting point is at the cemetery parking lot.

Step 1

Join the D17 road and turn right. Follow it for about 400m. (Watch out for traffic!)
At the Mont-Jeangloux post, turn right towards Boisson. Follow this road to the hamlet of La Carronnière, then continue on the path that leads through the ponds.

Step 2

At the directional post, turn right and continue on this road. On the left is the Guillet pond which needs to be circled. Continue for about 500m.
At the intersection (Boisson post), turn right towards Pelet, Etang des Bourrelières. Cross the hamlet, continue on the dirt road, and cross the Vieux Jonc on a footbridge. Continue straight on the path and join a paved road.

Step 3

At the Etang des Bourrelières post, turn right towards Saint-Paul-de-Varax. Follow the road for about 400m, then take the dirt road on the right. Continue straight. At the Vieux Jonc post, continue straight. Cross the Vieux Jonc on the Roman bridge. At the Moulin Cailloux post, turn right onto the Véllières path, then left onto the Oliviers path and return to the cemetery.

The walking route

Starting Point

Cimetière de Saint Paul de Varax


5.5 km

Approximate Time



No difficulty – 75% paved


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