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Six sections of a walk in the Parc Regional du Morvan, Burgundy, France

Getting there: The National Park of Morvan ( Parc Régional du Morvan) , the heart of Burgundy, is easy to get in by car. You will find here a nice and imposing landscape, friendly, hilling and beautiful perspectives. A rich flora, like anemones and orchids. Or the fauna: foxes, deer and martens. 
And a lot of way-marked routes, including Grande Randonnées( GR13). Or le Tour du Morvan (220 km.), a GRP - Grande Randonnées de Pays.
Accommodation: Plenty: hotels, pensions, Gites d’étappe, chambre d’hôtes, Gites ruraux, at the farm, at a castle, whatever you want.
Maps: You easy can buy maps in the cities and villages in the Park. We used IGN 2825 OT and IGN 2723 ET, Carte Randonnée. The trails are well marked.

Easter1989: a (kind of) round walk in the heart of the Morvan.
Height: 200-630 m

Distance between the stages: 14-23 km.

Day 1: Marigny l’eglise - Ouroux (via Brassy)..23,0 km
Day 2: Ouroux - Chaumard -  Planchez...........18,0 km
Day 3: Planchez - Anost - Arleuf.......................21,0 km
Day 4: Arleuf - St.Prix.........................................22,0 km (Yonne river)
Day 5: St.Prix - (near) Anost..............................20,5 km
Day 6: Anost - Moux..........................................14,0 km

On trail: The Morvan is a region of history and traditions. Try a museum in one of the small towns or villages you pass through.
This is a nice walk in a wide, mostly green hilly landscape, rolling meadows, separated by hedges and trees. Woods in and woods out  and through authentic villages, occasionally a (weir) lake, splashing streams. Imposing rock formations, the Mt. Genièvre (630 m).

The Morvan is scarcely populated, the "cozy" villages are modest in size. Don't expect imposing architecture.

In total, this area has about 1,500 kilometres of footpaths. The Tour de Morvan is probably the best known: a circular and regional long-distance hiking path (GR), a Grande Randonnée Pays (GRP). Marked and 220 km long. All lakes are visited.

A lot of rain can fall in the Morvan, so if you like the sun go more south. But for walkers the Morvan is inviting!

And, as we are in Burgundy: la gastronomie!!!! Peut-être le râpée morvandelle?

Below a nice video about the Morvan: