From a very natural woodland setting you are twice confronted with a stiff climb onto a higher and more open plateau. The tight par-4 3rd starts the climb the first time, and the dramatic drop at the par-4 7th starts you down again. Then its back up at the 11th and down again after the 16th. All this may sound a bit up and down, but the course itself and the greenkeeping is of a consistently high standard. This is one of France's not so well known gems. The mix of woodland and more open terraine works well; the greens are nicely contoured without being rollercoasters, and the views over surrounding hills are very pleasing (although the EDF power plant reminds us the modern world is never far away).