Stroll in the Quercy Blanc which around the theme of the 'Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle' allows you to discover three villages and their churches.
Limestone, the south of the Lot? Not only. The soil of Quercy Blanc is also made of clay. This finer material, resulting from the decomposition of other rocks, has the particularity of retaining water and being waterproof and sticky. In Labastide-Marnhac, the starting point for this walk, it is sometimes said that the earth is in love because it is difficult to peel off the foot that has trod on it. Above all
after the rain. The reason is that it is rich in clay. In geological language, the natural mixture of limestone and clay is called marl.
Go equipped with suitable shoes and waterproof clothing, protect yourself from the sun, bring water and find out about the weather conditions.
From the war memorial in front of the church, go up the main street and take the first lane on the right. Arrive on the D 7 (heavy traffic) and turn left to follow it for 100 m.
Take the first path on the right which descends into an undergrowth to the next intersection. Take the path on the left which goes up towards the plateau.
Arrive at a paved road, turn left to reach the church of “Saint-Rémy”. Turn left then right. In the bend, follow the path to the left until the D 67.
Take the D 67 on the left, turn right towards the cemetery. After this, continue straight to join the D 7. Cross it and continue to the crossroads of the GR® 65.
Turn right, continue 200 m then take the path which opens to the right.
Follow the main path on the plateau which continues further on a paved road. At a bend to the right, leave the tarmac to turn left then on your right, join a path that runs along a stone wall
At the washhouse, turn left, follow the road up (Romanesque church of Sagères). Turn left and go down the small road.
Before a right turn, take a wide path on the left and follow it until the intersection with the GR® 65.
Arrive on the GR® 65, turn left. Continue to the D 7, then turn right twice to leave it and return to the starting point.