La Ronde Verteuillaise

Distance: 16,5 km
Duration: 4h
Difficulty : Easy
Departure: VERTHEUIL
Around water (canal, stream, lake, marsh, ...)
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The Vertheuil site has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the XNUMXth century, William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine, founded an abbey which housed a community of canons of the order of Saint Augustine. It was devastated during the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion, and rebuilt in the XNUMXth century. This route makes you discover Vertheuil and its surroundings, by traversing the vineyards of North Médoc, the wooded hills and the Reysson marsh.

Your itinerary


The start

Departure from the War Memorial, right next to the school

Castle and Mill

At the green terminal, head towards the vineyard, following the deep path. When you reach the first plot of vines, do not hesitate to turn right and discover an unusual point of view on the back of the castle and its old mill of which only the walls remain.


Then retrace your steps and follow the rue du châlet. On your left, you will have a view of the Château Le Souley plateau. Towards the south, you can see the church of Cissac, and closer, the cooperative cellar of Vertheuil “la Châtellenie”, a building dating from the 30s. On your right, the Château Reysson, and further still Saint-Seurin-de -Cadourne and in clear weather we can guess the other side of the Gironde.

Rue des Accacias

Continue to the departmental 204 in Lugagnac, cross and take the rue du Pin Franc. At the end, turn left on rue des accacias until the next green terminal.


At the green terminal, turn right and walk along the vine for 100 meters until the next green terminal, where you will turn right, and enter the forest.

White Pass

At the fork, turn left. At the intersection of the forest paths (white pass), turn right.

Replanted pine forest

Continue to the tarmac road, rue des acacias, which you cross to the left, to take the path indicated by the green sign. Follow the trail alternating between undergrowth and pine forest replanted after the 1999 storm.


Turn left towards the hamlet of Cazeaux to discover its wash house, typical of hamlets, located on a network of wash houses going to Gouat.


Follow the tarmac road in the direction of Péris, and turn left. Turn right before arriving in Péris, and join the rue des Pins.

Chateau Laride

Turn right and fork left into the forest and follow the path and the green markers up to the road. On the left, you will walk along the Fondation Roux, before arriving at the stop sign where you will see the Château Laride and its interesting stone portal.

Junca Street

Take an immediate right before the bus shelter, then left, cross rue de la Châtellenie (D204) being careful, there is little visibility, and follow rue du Junca to the end.

Rue des Chenes

Turn right and go forward to the forest. From there, again, an interesting point of view on a beautiful vineyard and in the background the Souley plateau and the back of the castle. Cross the undergrowth following the path that will lead you to rue des chênes. View of the Château du Haut Gouat and its meadow where horses are often found.


Turn right, cross the level crossing and turn left. In the hamlet of "Landot", continue on the path opposite.

Primrose Street

Arrived at "Bourdin", continue on the tarmac road. At Calvary, turn left, rue des tilleuls, then right rue des primevères. When you reach the yellow and green terminal, you have the option of catching the loop towards the Brion site or the one towards Saint-Estèphe.

Vertheuil Abbey

On the left, in the direction of Vertheuil "Les Mouleyres", at the transformer, turn right then left, follow the path up to the tarmac road (after the wastewater treatment plant). On the left, pass the railway line. Follow rue de la gare then turn right into rue du 8 Mai, where you will pass at the foot of the abbey and abbey, emblems of Vertheuil, and in front of the “Le Garde-Mémoire” ecomuseum.

End of the course

Continue on this road to pass in front of the town hall and its tourist information point, then reach the starting point.

Points of interest


The abbey



Le Château

The castle