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In the Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Mavilly and Mandelot are two picturesque hamlets nestled in the hollows of the Hautes Côtes de Beaune valleys, between meadows, woods and vineyards. In a remarkable landscape of steep hills, the “Pas de Saint Martin” site is part of a lovely hiking trail, “Le circuit du Tacot”.

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Hike around Mavilly-Mandelot and you’ll discover the famous Pas Saint-Martin

The remarkable scenery here is accompanied by a legend that gives the site its name.

The big story and the little story

Saint-Martin is said to have come to preach and convert the region around the 4th and 5th centuries. And it’s to this supposed passage that we must attribute the legend of Pas Saint-Martin.
Saint-Martin is said to have come face to face with the devil. Mounted on a mule, the saint fled up the mountain and the demon cornered them at the top of the cliff, near the collapse now known as Pas Saint-Martin. The mule is said to have crossed the valley in a single bound, to find support opposite. A rock retains an imprint in the shape of a horse’s hoof.

The Pas Saint-Martin is located between Bouze-les-Beaune, Nantoux and Mavilly-Mandelot. Various circuits pass nearby, including one called “Le sentier des biques”.

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