THE SUN KING

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Presentation

The Sun King (Roi Soleil) is the oldest and most revered of all trees, located about 100 metres from the mountain hut in La Conche. It is a 50-metre-high silver fir tree with a 6-metre circumference at 1.3 metre from the ground.
Its longevity is exceptional, as this species generally lives a little over 150 years. Yet, this magnificent fir tree, probably predating 1690, is around 300 years old and was a contemporary of Louis XIV during its youth.

Hiking itinerary to reach the Sun King from the Rouge Gazon.

From the Rouge Gazon car park, take the GR 531 blue rectangle trail facing the Chaume (path overlooking the road that you came from).

Walk 1.5 km. On your left, you can see the 3 ponds of Les Neufs Bois.

Continue on the path marked with a yellow ring (Chaume des Neufs Bois).

Walk about 1.3 km and take the red triangle path on your left.

After 1.5 km, take the path marked with a yellow ring on your right: the Sun King.

Another 600 metres and you've reached the Sun King.

Then, continue to follow the yellow ring for 1 km to the bottom of the Sibille trail.

On your left, take the path that goes up, marked with a yellow ring / red ring, and follow it for 1.8 km. Then take the path marked with yellow ring on the left (be careful not to take the red ring path).

Always follow the yellow ring markings for 2 km to reach the Fountain of the Magi and the "Three Musketeers".

Continue on the same path for 400 m, and at the intersection, turn right on the path marked with a blue-white-blue rectangle.

Walk another 1 km before walking along the 3 ponds of Les Neufs Bois, and turn right towards the Rouge Gazon (1.5 km).

Informations
  • Category of environmental heritage :
    • Regional country park
    • Exceptional forests
  • Conditions of visit (groups) :
    • Signposted footpaths
  • Conditions of visit (individuals) :
    • Signposted footpaths
  • Location :
    • In a Regional Country Park
    • In a woodland setting
    • In the mountains
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LE ROI SOLEIL
28Bis Rue de Lorraine
88560
SAINT MAURICE SUR MOSELLE
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.86318
Longitude : 6.87000
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THE SUN KING
28Bis Rue de Lorraine
88560
SAINT MAURICE SUR MOSELLE
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Phone : +33 (0)3 29 24 53 48
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