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Blain < > Marsac-sur-Don

20.1 km 5h00

Directions :

0.00 - Blain. Leave the gîte municipal of Blain towards the left via Allée Ollivier V de Clisson to get to Promenade Anne de Bretagne, to the left of the Château de la Groulais and to cross the Nantes-Brest canal by the overbridge. Arriving at the Port de Blain, after 400m, fork left to walk along Quai Surcouf and, after 120m, fork right onto Chemin des Mariniers which is also the start of a suggested route to get to the town centre. A little less than 100m further, at the first intersection, take a left then an immediate right onto a stony avenue 50m long.

Get to a parking area and carry on by the road to the right to fork left, near the first pedestrian crossing, along an alley for 50m. There is another intersection with a road. Keep right then immediately left to head onto the very short Rue Lucie Aubrac which meets, after 100m the Boulevard de la Résistance which serves as a town bypass. Take care while crossing the pedestrian crossing on your right. Having crossed the Boulevard, continue, keeping slightly left, onto Allée Jacques Prévert which you can now see before you. After 150m, arrive on an Avenue (de la République) opposite a supermarket. Carry on straight ahead towards the church opposite you, via Allée des Tilleuls. Pass behind the church (1.3km) by the small road Rue de l’Édit de Nantes then continue to the right by Rue de Nantes then, immediately at the traffic lights, fork left onto Rue du 8 Juin 1944. Carry on, after a second traffic lights, straight ahead and, keeping slightly right, onto Rue du 8 Mai which runs into Rue de Nozay as far as...

0h35 2.8 - ... roundabout of Europe. Here turn left onto Rue Cugnot which you follow for 200m. On the start of a bend in the road, carry straight ahead onto a gravel path. After a little more than 500m, and after a small metal bridge, keep left to take a grassy path, an old railway line like the previous section. At 3.9km, at the intersection with the D42, facing an old signalman’s house at the area known as « La Maisonnette de la Moutonnerie», continue straight ahead on a similar parth as far as the area of...

1h15 5.0 - ... «La Maisonnette de Mespras», at the intersection with a tarmac road. Keep right for 150m, before turning left. 800m further, cross Rue du Chêne de la Messe and continue opposite onto Rue des Landes. At a roundabout, keep slightly right and, at the end of the road, 400m away, turn right onto Rue du Chemin du Bois which leads, after 150m, to the D42. Take it to the left, with care, in the area of Anglechais. After 250m, turn left onto Impasse du Perche to go towards a pond, keeping immediately to the right. Go past this area of water by the right-side, as far as the entrance to a campsite, for about 400m. (7.4km) Go right then immediately left onto Route de l’Étang. Turn a little further to the right onto the parking area of the school « Charles Perron». Go by this building to the right, following the GRP, and pass under a portico (Passage de l’Octroi). Fork left onto Rue Grande of ...

1h55 7.7 - ... Gâvre. Go up this road, pass in front of Maison de la Forêt / Musée Benoist and continue straight ahead to leave the town. At 11.3km, after a bend and a bridge, fork right onto another road. 800m further there is an intersection with the D2; continue straight ahead (signposted: « Voie romaine» [Roman road]). 400m after a large four-sided Cross on the right (14.6km), fork right at a junction towards Marsac-sur-Don. 4.6km further, after having gone through several areas (Le Pré Rocher, Le Houssay, Launay de Bourgueil, La Pihourdais), there is an intersection with the D44. Carry on to the left on this D-road to enter the market town and reach the church of...

5h00 20.1 - Marsac-sur-Don, the end of your stage.