Mid-March is daffodil season and you don't have to go to town to find plenty of daffodils.
This route will allow you to find enough without the crowds.
(D) Departure from Bezange-la-Grande, on the car park of "la Maison pour tous", on the D23A. Follow the D23A on the left for about 120 metres.
(1) Just after the sign "Rue des Jonquilles", turn right onto the road which rises slightly.
Follow this road which gives way to a limestone path for about 2300 metres as you enter the forest.
(2) At the intersection, take the road on the right (at 90°) and continue on this forest road for 1400 meters.
(3) At the intersection, turn right into the "Tranchée de la Basse Lignière" (indicated on a wooden sign) for about 800 meters. You will arrive on a clearing of limestone pebbles.
(4) In the middle of this clearing, you will find on the right a path that climbs steeply at the top of the slope(5) for about 80 meters. You will then see a field of daffodils in front of you. Good picking. Return by the same path to the clearing.
(4) Take the trench on the right until the edge of the wood.
(6) Cross the small field straight ahead, then the wood, branching off very slightly to the right (follow the old trenches from the 1914-18 war) to come to a country road at the end of the wood.
(7) Turn right and follow this path for about 1000 metres. At the intersection, take the path on the right for about 180 metres, then turn left at the next fork to reach Bezange-la-Grande.
Drive along the football pitch and at the intersection with the D23a turn right into the car park.
You have arrived.
Crossing points :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 209m
1 : km 0.11 - alt. 209m - Sign "Rue des Jonquilles" (Daffodils street)
2 : km 2.37 - alt. 285m - Forest road
3 : km 3.79 - alt. 301m - Intersection with the Basse Lignière Trench
4 : km 4.55 - alt. 262m - Clairière
5 : km 4.78 - alt. 278m - Field of daffodils
6 : km 5.35 - alt. 239m - Crossing the field
7 : km 5.61 - alt. 236m - Country road, on the right
D/A : km 7.36 - alt. 209m
54370 BEZANGE LA GRANDE
Close to Lunéville
- Permanent unrestricted access
- : 02h20
- 5 to 10 km
- Location : Bezange-la-Grande
- Distance in kms : 7,36