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Walk the Célé Valley

The GR651

The secret Célé Valley is one of the possible variants departing from Figeac. The GR651 winds along the river, rises up above the cliffs and guarantees a maximum number of discoveries.  If this is the first time you’re visiting the area, it offers a peaceful alternative to the GR65, but if you’d rather take the “original” route this time, it provides an excellent pretext to come back! 

Six reasons

To choose the Célé Valley
 

  • To savour the coolness of a trail along the water 

  • To visit the mystical abbey in Marcilhac-sur-Célé

  • To discover the “blue spring” 

  • To get off the beaten track

  • To enjoy breathtaking views

  • To follow a section the route inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List (from Faycelles to Béduer)

Suggested segmentation

Before the village center of Béduer, at "Mas de La Croix", you will leave the GR65 for the GR651, continuing your path towards Corn and Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie. Two options will present themselves to you at Bouziès: continuing towards the Lot Valley to rejoin the GR65 all the way to Cahors or making a detour via Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Bear in mind that the second option will take you an extra day!

 

In 6 days (approx)

  • Figeac > Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie: 26 km

  • Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie > Marcilhac-sur-Célé: 16 km

  • Marcilhac-sur-Célé > Cabrerets: 18,5 km

  • Cabrerets > Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: 11 km

  • Saint-Cirq-Lapopie > Mas-de-Vers: 26 km

  • Mas-de-Vers > Cahors: 18 km
     

In 5 days (approx)

  • Figeac > Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie: 26 km

  • Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie > Marcilhac-sur-Célé: 16 km

  • Marcilhac-sur-Célé > Cabrerets: 18,5 km

  • Cabrerets > Pasturat: 18,5 km

  • Pasturat > Cahors: 29 km
     

Useful information
 

  • Practical Guide to different variants along the route between Figeac and La Romieu