Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to Vallon-en-Sully

Walking in France: Hérisson


This section covered a part of France that was flat, fertile and undramatic, but what the landscape lacked in drama, we made up for by our antics.

The first day took us to Tronget, where I got the horrors in the empty, isolated camping ground and we ended up catching a bus to a big town and spending the night illegally in a parking area for campervans, returning to Tronget in time for breakfast.

After that things went smoothly for a couple of days, the highlight being our visit to the impossibly beautiful village of Hérisson, until we got to Vallon-en Sully, where we succumbed to temptation and took the train to St-Amand-Montrond.

We felt the need for a break after a month of constant walking, and spent a lazy couple of days sleeping and eating in this beloved town, before coming back to resume our walk.

Our route for this section

Day 27: St-Pourçain-sur-Sioule to

Day 28: Tronget to Cosne-d’Allier

Day 29: Cosne-d’Allier to Hérisson

Day 30: Hérisson to

Three rest days: Vallon-en-Sully and