Croix-Rouge (The Fairies’ Cave and the imprint of the horse Bayard )
At the crossroads of the Ardennes and Gaume, the place called Croix-Rouge stands cut off from the world in its forest setting. The legend of the Four Sons of Aymon pervades the ruins of Renaud Castle.
A - The Fairies’ Cave and Renaud Castle Voir sur la carte
Explore the places where the fairy Oriande is said to have given Maugis the sword, Flamberge, and the horse, Bayard.
Tip Voir sur la carte
A few hundred metres from the Fairies’ Cave, Renaud Castle dominates the plain, rising 25 metres into the sky. The two sites lie in Croix-Rouge, at the crossroads of the N 87 and the N 879 (wooden panels along the N 879).
B - The imprint of the horse Bayard Voir sur la carte
Montauban was encircled by Charlemagne’s army and famine threatened in the garrison. Taking a mighty leap, the horse Bayard escaped, bearing the four sons of Aymon. The horse left an imprint of its shoe on the rock that helped it make this incredible jump!