THE SAINT PIAT'S WALK : HISTORY AND HERITAGE
A 32 km hike from the city of Seclin in France to Tournai in Belgium. This is a walk in the footsteps of a Christian martyr who lived during the 3rd century after Jesus Christ. Its known origins are religious but it also invites to discover the entire cross-border history of our land.
Walking through the landscapes of Mélantois and Pévèle, you will pass through the Bouvines's village, high place of the battle of July 27th, 1214, witness of the victory of King Philippe Auguste and you will also discover warm sites to have lunch or meet local producers.
In long version, you will travel for 6 to 7 hours between nature and history on the way to Saint Piat. In short version, you will realize it in several times thanks to small loops.
Have a nice trip!
The discovery map of the path and the surrounding walks is on sale at the Seclin's Tourist Office and also in our partner relays at the price of 4€.
To discover this 32 km walk reaching Seclin, Bouvines and Tournai, you can use the IZI Travel app from your "Apple Store" or "Google Play Store".
This application guides you by geolocation and accompanies you along your walk or hike by commenting on the monuments and the history of the path.
You will discover listed monuments such as "Notre Dame de Tournai" Cathedral, "Saint Pierre de Bouvines" Church, the Seclin's Collegiate Church of Saint Piat but also many iconic elements of this territory's heritage.