Circuit of Frac Pond (Municipality of Fresse-sur-Moselle).
Duration: approximately 1 to 2 hours.
Difficulty: easy (family walk with children).
Lenght: 2 kilometers (long version 4km).
Elevation : +47 meters or +101 meters.
Markings: red ring, end of the unmarked walk.
Places of interest: Etang du Frac and panorama of Col de Couard.
Departure: Etang du Frac car park.
Access: when you arrive in Fresse-sur-Moselle from Le Thillot, take the first road on the right after the restaurant "Le Mandarin de Chine". Cross the bridge over the Moselle and follow the direction "Etang du Frac".
Description of the route:
From the car park near the chalet, return to the tarmac road for about 50 meters. Walk towards the
path below the pond. Path along the forest and not the path along the pond. Follow the markup red ring indication "Notre-Dame de Fresse".
At the 1st intersection, continue to the left following the red ring markings, mountain bike n ° 1. Follow this path which climbs for about 300 meters. Arrived at the top of the path, at a crossroads: you will discover on the path of left at 50 meters the chalet de la Vierge (closed chalet) equipped with a table and benches outside for a break.
Then retrace your steps to continue the walk. If you wish to extend the walk ... You can go up to "Notre-Dame de Fresse" also called Vierge des Breuleux by the path on your left (200 meters return) in 10 barely minutes. The statue of the Virgin is in a small cave and offers a nice point of view.
To continue the walk, continue on the path straight ahead, following the red ring markings towards the "Col de Couard". At the intersection, continue on the right path following the red ring markings. Continue for about 300 meters, you will overlook the Frac pond and an isolated farm. You might see donkeys and goats in their parks. Continue on this path for another 100 meters to the Col de Couard from where a nice view unfolds over the massifs.
For those who wish to extend the walk, it is possible to reach the "Croix de Couard" where you can admire a breathtaking view of the village of Fresse-sur-Moselle. To do this, follow the path with the "Croix de Couard" red ring markings. 2km, 1 hour round trip.
For others, take the right path for 100 meters mountain bike markings n ° 1, you will follow the other side of the farm with its animals. Below, turn right with the red ring markings then continue for 50 meters and you will arrive behind the Michel Laurent chalet. Break possible at the chalet.
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