Circuit n° 9 The Goat Trail

Natural ,  Walking/pedestrian at Bouze-lès-Beaune
  • A stone’s throw from Beaune, tourist circuit of botanical interest (rare protected plants) with magnificent panoramas.
    "It’s the people of Bouze who are good boys, my boys! A – Z raise goats to gore passersby, my boys"

    General Information :

    Start: Bouze les Beaune, 6 km from Beaune along the D970
    Parking: Along the road from the War Memorial to the Town Hall
    Distance: about 15 km
    Duration: 4 hours 30
    Height gain: 270 m
    Level: medium
    Markers: directional posts and yellow paint marks on various objects (trees, walls, ground...)
    Restrictions: control dogs on the stubble fields (sheep); TAKE CARE during the hunting season (September till end-February) and official culls.


    At the War Memorial, go up the main road past the château (on the right).
    In about 50 metres, turn right towards Savigny-lès-Beaune (post P75) and continue in this direction along the dry stone wall behind the château 1.
    Just before the bridge over the motorway, take the little tarmac road on the right (post P117). Continue on this road, ignoring first a path, then the entrance to the old landfill 2 on the left.


    "Step by step" :

    Heading back down, turn left twice (red and white markings for the connection point between the GR® 7 and GR® 76). The path is first tarred and then metalled. At post P73, take a left down a path into the small wood. On leaving the wood, head uphill slightly to the right along the edge of the field.
    Continue climbing into the woods. At the bend, ignore the track heading down to the right and continue slightly left on the path into the pines. Climb uphill along the motorway fence. Reaching a bare embankment near the motorway, turn right onto a wide metalled path. At post P99, turn immediately right (red and white markings of the GR® 76) on a large metalled path through the pines.

    Cross the D970 (with care) and take a metalled road opposite, ignoring the road to the left, follow the telephone line and enter the small wood. Further on, take a broad road on the right leading to Battaut Farm, which was recently renovated 3. The path skirts the estate, leaving the tar behind, and then climbs into the wood. After the top of the hill, in approximately 150 m, leave the GR at post P100 and take the path on the right and, in 20 m, turn right on the metalled path. At the next fork, turn left and stay on the main path. After the hunting cabin on the right of the road, in about 200 m, at the fork, turn right. Ignore all the roads intersecting on the right. On leaving the forest, continue on the main road through the stubble fields 4.

    Arriving at the little tarmac road, go straight ahead. At the next junction, either take the shortcut and continue down the asphalt road passing near the church 5, or turn left on a small asphalt road up to the plateau, in 300 m ignoring the path to the right. The track stops being tarred. Coming out into the stubble fields, ignore the first grassy path on the right and the road to the left, continue for about 50 m and take the path on the right 6.

    Arriving at the pine woods, take the wide path on the right down through the pines and junipers (view of Bouze-lès-Beaune). The path widens; go straight ahead, ignoring a path on the left leading to a lyre-shaped vineyard. On the berm, in 400 m, turn right (post P118) and head down towards Bouze-lès-Beaune. At the first house, take a right into Rue Mandelot and then turn left (post P132). Take the pavement on the right and then the pedestrian crossing to cross the D970 (with care) and return to the car park.
  • Difference in height
    267.42 m
  • Documentation