This circuit invites you to discover the richness of the village of Auberive as well as the woods and forests where the natural Amorey Tuffière site is hidden.
It is just steps away from the Moulineaux source where this tuffière, which is often overlooked by the crowds, feeds the Germainelle. This source was reported to be miraculous, as it was said to have the power to predict if women would get married that year. To find out, they would throw a pin in the stream. If it floated and was carried away by the current, nothing would happen. If, however, the needle sank straight to the bottom, the woman would get married during that year. The tuffière is a veritable natural laboratory, as it transforms the foam into tuff. The bicarbonate in the infiltration water is decomposed: the carbon dioxide gas is assimilated by the foam (photosynthesis), which brings about dissolved chalky precipitation, which forms the tuff. The depositing of the limestone and the growth of the foam form cushions which rise and progressively build a natural dam.
The old, rich Cistercian abbey of Auberive was founded in 1135 on the banks of the Aube by Saint Bernard and the bishop of Langres, Villain d'Aigrement, with the support of the nearby lords (Grancey, Champlitte, Rochetaillée and their vassals).
This lovely walk along water and through woods offers an insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the Pays de Langres.
- To discover
Altitude minimum : 333 m
Altitude maximum : 448 m
Altitude moyenne : 387 m
Denivelé positif cumulé : 290 m
Denivelé négatif cumulé : 290 m
- For horse - riders
- For mountain - bike riders
- For walkers