The roots of the past
The park of Tallard Castle - classified and equipped with ancient trees has been under the protection of the National Forestry Office (ONF) since 1957. Calm and freshness await you in the heart of this forest where the trees murmur ...
In the Renaissance, the park serves as a warren and provides game at the table of the lord of the time, Bernardin De Clermont. In 1499, the latter had him surrounded by walls. Totally destroyed by the fire of the Duke of Savoy in 1692, this park takes years to regain its original splendor. Today, it is the gateway to the castle. Take a family stroll on its two main paths or hike along the marked trail leading to the top of Saint-Abdon Hill *:
Circuit of Saint Abdon
Altitude difference: + 130m (Min: 604m / Maxi: 734m)
Departure: castle park, in front of Tallard tourist information office
Easy hike, marked in yellow.
Path overhanging cliff, demanding some vigilance. After crossing the fresh and relaxing undergrowth of the park under century-old trees, you will reach the summit of Saint-Abdon where you will discover a panorama of the Durance, the Castle and the gardens "The Conquests" of Tallard.
Playgrounds at the entrance to Parc de la Garenne. Beware of the path along the cliff.
Toutourisme: No water at the start - at Tallard, children's play area forbidden to dogs. Provide water on the rest of the boardwalk. Vigilance on the part skirting the cliff.