The Fiery Fountain Trail

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

If the destination is indeed a hot spot, the immediate proximity of the brook that accompanies us all along the descent in the forest justifies its freshness and makes it a pleasant and amusing family stroll.

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From the explanation panel of the Fontaine ardente (alt. 700 m), take the direction of this one, on the left of the meadow. The outward journey is downhill and does not present any difficulty of route. There is only one path. Nevertheless, you follow some yellow and green markings. On your way, you pass two chicanes that prevent pets from wandering around and, after a flight of steps, you arrive at the Fountain of Fire. The return journey is the same as the descent. Remember to bring a lighter and a piece of paper in case the fountain is extinguished. It is preferable in this case to let an adult light the flame.

Points of interest:
The burning fountain, a resurgence from which emanates flammable gases.
The Verdant stream


Free of charge.

Opening periods

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed


En voiture : Depuis Saint Barthélémy, suivre les directions Fontaine Ardente et La Pierre. Après le franchissement du ruisseau Verdant, le parking est sur la gauche au sortir du virage.
PARKING : sur la D8 à 1,5 km après Saint-Barthélemy. Un panneau
sur la gauche marque le lieu où vous garer.
TRANSPORTS EN COMMUN : ligne 44 (Flexo), arrêt La Pierre (à 400 m du départ)

  • Latitude: 45.001068
  • longitude: 5.629535


  • In the country
  • Riverside
  • Forest location
  • Village 2 km away

Track characteristics

Positive level difference:
70 m
Daily duration:
Level green – easy