As its name suggests, the Sentier du Val starts near the Château du Val. The trail was entirely reorganised in 2014 by the Office National des Forêts and includes ten halts on a loop of nearly 3 km which includes the Mare aux Canes (duck pond).
The topics presented relate either to the natural environment (forest floor, dead tree, ponds and trees, for example) or to history (organisation of royal hunts or the remains of the Petit Parc wall).
To guide you, follow the salamander, the emblem of François Premier who once owned this site.
Starting point - Château du Val car park
The starting point is marked by a panel on the lawn, along from the Château du Val car park. The path is marked all the way by salamanders on small panels.
Stage 1 - The dead tree
Stage 2 - Renewal of the forest
Stage 3 - A special environment - La Mare aux Canes (duck pond)
Stage 4 - Former Conflans road
Stage 5 - Some forest trees
Stage 6 - Remains of the Petit Parc wall
Stage 7 - Actéon intersection
How royal hunting grounds were organised.
Stage 8 - Measuring trees
Stage 9 - Forest cultivation