On the outskirts of Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole, this steep site is classified for its landscape and environmental qualities but also for its picturesque and legendary character. There is remarkable flora in the wooded areas of rocky outcrops. A path leads to the heart of nature, alongside a stream and its waterfall. A legend says that a peasant who crossed the tumultuous waters with his cart was swept away and disappeared forever in “the Well of Hell”.

The Puits d'Enfer site is registered as a Sensitive Natural Area at the departmental level.

A Tèrra Aventura route invites you to a fun and educational discovery of this exceptional site. Panoramic view of the town of Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole from the car park.

Dogs accepted on leash only.

Location details

  • In the countryside
  • Riverside
  • Outskirts of the city



  • Picnic area.
  • Coach parking


5 chemin du Puits d’Enfer
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