The Fairy Laundry / Circuit 5

Touring cyclist ,  Historic ,  Walking/pedestrian ,  Religious ,  Mountain biking at Bourg-Archambault

12.1 km
Loop
Walking/pedestrian
2h 24min
Hard
12.1 km
Loop
Horse-riding
1h 12min
Medium
12.1 km
Loop
Mountain biking
36min
Easy
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  • The Bujhade aux Fées or Bujade aux Fées
    Located above the confluence of the Equilandes stream and the Salleron, there is a hollow in a rock which is always full of water; according to a legend collected by Father Reix, a former priest of Bourg-Archambault and Saint-Léomer and local historian, the fairies used to come there early in the morning to wash their caps. They did their laundry there, or their bujhade or bujade as it was called in the local dialect.
    In various Poitou legends, the fairies or fades, sometimes described as “ Ladies”, “White Ladies”, or “Damsels”, are in fact often busy doing their laundry close to springs, rivers and lavoirs (washing-places), and can sometimes be found sitting under rocks. They were generally benevolent towards humans.

    This circuit is one of 12 circuits known collectively as "La Bujade aux Fées", located in the Lathus-Saint-Rémy, Bourg-Archambault, Saint Léomer and Brigueil-le-Chantre area.
  • Difference in height
    92.81 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
93 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 196 m
  • End altitude : 196 m
  • Maximum altitude : 201 m
  • Minimum altitude : 167 m
  • Total positive elevation : 93 m
  • Total negative elevation : -93 m
  • Max positive elevation : 23 m
  • Min positive elevation : -15 m