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Montigny-le-Roi et ses fontaines

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Hidden : 09/16/2009
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Cette multicache vous permettra de découvrir une partie du circuit des fontaines de Montigny-le-Roi. Au XIXème siècle on en dénombrait une dizaine.
Téléchargez la fiche descriptive du circuit ici : (visit link)

Etape 1 : (N 47°59.931 – E 05°30.009)
Vous êtes face à la fontaine de l’Obélisque. Construite en 1848, c’était la plus importante du village.
Elle est ornée de gueules de lion d’où l’eau jaillit. A = nombre de gueules de lion.
Face à la fontaine se trouve un garde-corps avec une chaîne fixée sur des bornes. B = nombre de bornes.

Etape 2 : (N 47°59.799 – E 05°29.422)
Voici la source des Fontenottes qui alimente un lavoir. Une date est inscrite sur le côté droit du mur : CD août 1826.

Etape 3 : (N 47°59.795 – E 05°29.296)
La fontaine face à vous s’appelle la Fontaine au Roi. Selon une légende, le roi de Navarre Thibaud IV y fit boire son cheval, d’où le nom de la Fontaine.
Combien cette fontaine comporte-elle de bassins. E = nombre de bassins.

Vous trouverez la cache finale aux coordonnées suivantes :

N 47° 59.(B)(A+C)(D+1)
E 05° 30.(C-1)(E)(E-A)


This multicache will allow you to discover some of the fountains at Montigny-le-roi. In the 19th century, there were around ten fountains in this village.
Download the hiking sheet : (visit link)

Step 1 : (N 47°59.931 – E 05°30.009)
You are in front of the « Obélisque fountain ». Built in 1848, it was the most important one of the village. It is adorned with faces of lions spounting water. A = number of faces of lions.
In front of the fountain, there is a guardrail with a chain fixed on bollards. B = number of bollards.

Etape 2 : (N 47°59.799 – E 05°29.422)
This is the spring of Fontenottes which runs into a wash house. A date is written on the right hand side of the wall : CD août 1826.

Etape 3 : (N 47°59.795 – E 05°29.296)
This fountain is called the King’s Fountain. According to legend, the horse of the King of Navarre Thibaud IV drank water here, giving the fountain its name.
This fountain is composed of how many pools? E = number of pools.

To discover the final cache use the following coordinates.

N 47° 59.(B)(A+C)(D+1)
E 05° 30.(C-1)(E)(E-A)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[F] Qreevèer har cvreer nh onf qh zhe ceèf qr yn tebffr enpvar (nggragvba, har pvfgr a’rfg cnf ybva).
[GB] Oruvaq n fgbar ng gur obggbz bs gur jnyy arne n ynetr ebbg (gnxr pner, n pvfgr vf abg sne).

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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