Circuit découverte : Le pays du Mont-Blanc

Road in Annemasse

183.9 km
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Points of interest
1 Cluses Tourist Office
The Tourist Office of Cluses is the ideal place of information for the tourists and the premises.<br/>The Cluses tourist office welcomes you and offers you several services.
- During spring, summer and autumn, come and get your game kit for several adventure games developped by our team !
- During winter, we sell ski passes for our ski resorts. You will also be able to find several free snowshoeing maps.
- All year long, you will find a lot of leaflets from Geneva to Aosta, through Annecy and Chamonix
- Detailed hiking maps on sale
- Bicycle touring informations
- Ticket sales for concert, shows and festivals
- Reservations for the guided tours of the Heritage of the town of Cluses
- Ticket sales for the Screwcutting and Clockmaking Museum
- Sale of various souvenirs (books, medals of Paris, pen, postcards ...)
- Daily weather information.
- Wifi access free and unlimited.
2 Clockmaking and Screwcutting Museum in Cluses
Discover the Museum, a real timepiece of the industrial and social history of the Arve's valley. Follow the evolution of the farmer-watchmakers' skills from the XVIIIth century until the advent of the screwcutting technology during the industrial revolution.<br/>Original by its history and its collections, the museum is worth the trip. Instituted at the early XXth century by the National School of Clockmaking of Cluses, the museum used to have 2 vocations : to collect ancient time measure instruments (oldest piece is from 16e century) and to save the local industrial memories.

Located into the Espace Carpano & Pons, an old factory, the museum presents also the story of the National School of Clockmaking by presenting unique pieces of clockmaking made by the pupils in Cluses.

Theme guided tours, theatric visits, workshops, temporary exhibitions are organized all the year round and will make you discover the treasures of the museum.
3 Sallanches market
The valley's largest and most popular market. Numerous stands selling food, gardening equipment or plants and fashion items.
4 Sallanches Tourist Office
Sallanches Tourist Office
5 The Sundial at the Château des Rubins
Be on time at the sundial!
This large dial, full of diagrams and illuminating small texts, is decorated with 4 medallions corresponding to the seasons. By the way, do all the seasons have the same duration?
… The answer is on this sundial!
6 Combloux Tourist Office
The tourist office provides varied touristic information about Combloux and the surrounding areas.
7 Museum of Megève
Located right in the heart of the historic center, the Museum of Megève is in the authentic frame of the former House of Charity, building of the XVIIth century endowed with a baroque chapel.<br/>Bought to a farmer by reverend Blaise Gaspard Orsy, this building, fitted out by two mègevans carpenters, had opened its doors in 1707. It was managed by the Compagnie des Dames de la Charité, established in 1696 by the same priest, with for mission " to serve the sick, visit and help the poor people, protect the orphans and people who were unable to either work or beg ".

After the Revolution, in 1795, the House of Charity becomes a Home which can accommodate 20 poor people, men and women. In 1862, the priest Ambroise Martin gave the management to the Saint-Joseph Sisters.

From 1982, a few years after the opening of the new retirement home, this building had thematic exhibitions, and became officially the Museum of Megève in 1988 till September 2016.

Chapel visit and permanent exhibition “3 centuries of solidarity in Megève”, which unveils the unique story of the Alms House that became a hospice in 1793, by means of a film, archives and photographs.
Upon request, throughout the year. Admission free.
8 Saint-Gervais Church
The church of Saint-Gervais, a Baroque masterpiece, was completely restored in 2016 as part of the European ALCOTRA programme. Nine contemporary stained glass windows, created by the artist Kim En Joong, were installed at this time.<br/>The parish of Saint-Gervais was first mentioned in the 13th century. At the end of the 17th century, with the growth of the population and the condition of the medieval church, it was decided that a new church should be built. Thanks to a large donation from Nicolas Revenaz, a native of Saint-Gervais who was a trader in Vienna in Austria, it was built between 1696 and 1702. The bell tower is typical of the onion dome towers that can be found on a number of churches in the area from the 18th century onwards. At around 40 metres high, with five floors, it represents an important part of the history of the site. The four first floors are from the 14th century, while the upper part dates from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Apart from the 19th century geometric stained glass windows on the facade, the church also has windows created in 2016 by the Korean artist Kim En Joong.
9 2KM3 Saint-Gervais contemporary art platform
Enjoy free daily access to view the art work in the
car park and on the post office wall. Access during opening hours
to view the works at the pool and in the different lift stations.<br/>Urban artists have created a contemporary art circuit within
resort by performing works of art in several unusual places.
The underground car park located in the centre of Saint-Gervais
has been transformed into a monumental and unprecedented
platform dedicated to modern art. The north facing facade
of the post office offers a very different interpretation
of the surrounding summits. Finally, the walls of the gondola
stations in Saint-Gervais, Le Bettex and Mont d’Arbois and those
of the swimming pool in Saint-Gervais, are decorated with
a selection of original works. To complete the picture, discover
the fresco by Francois Durafour: an entire wall painted to celebrate
the 95th anniversary of the landing of the first plane
on the “Col du Dome”
10 Office de Tourisme de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc
Office de Tourisme de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc
11 Evasion Mont-Blanc ski resort
The Evasion area has more than 400 kilometers of slopes and 109 ski lifts for pure skiing pleasure facing Mont Blanc.<br/>Welcome to the Saint-Gervais ski area: From 1150 m to 2353 m altitude, equipped with more than 900 snow cannons with its breathtaking panorama.

1 pass, 7 resorts! Ski for an entire week and never ski the same run twice!
The Evasion Mont-Blanc ski pass gives you access to the ski lifts
in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, Megève, Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, Combloux,
La Giettaz, Les Contamines Montjoie and Hauteluce.

Next winter will mark the creation of a new novice ski area in Saint-Gervais,
on Mont d’Arbois. The area, easily accessible via the Bettex-Mont d’Arbois
gondola which carries skiers and pedestrians to 1,840m altitude, will be
equipped with a new drag lift and covered conveyor belt in an aim to
significantly improve the comfort of skiers, especially beginners. Accessible
to all, these new facilities will enable budding skiers to appreciate the joys
of skiing in a fabulous setting.

Visit for live on-slope weather conditions:
webcams, weather forecast and snow conditions.

Make life easier by renting a ski locker at the foot of the Saint-Gervais
gondola and pick up your warm dry gear every morning!

2 photo hotspots, one at the summit of Mont Joux, the other on
the Epaule chairlift, enable skiers to take a high quality selfie with
the Mont-Blanc in the backdrop. Plus, receive a video via email
when you complete the boardercross circuit on Mont Joux.
12 Tourist Office
Tourist Office
13 Nature Reserve
The Nature Reserve of Les Contamines-Montjoie covers the left side of the valley when you enter the village. Forests, pastures, torrents, rocks, snow and glaciers offer a fragile but wonderful alpine environment.<br/>This protected area of 5,500 ha, located within the commune of Les Contamines-Montjoie is a haven of calm and tranquillity. It is classed as a “Nature Reserve” to protect it from development, which all too often ravages the countryside and natural environment. Here you can admire nature in its unspoiled state.
Take time to enjoy and savour its many different facets (lakes, mountain pastures, cliffs, glaciers). Appreciate its varied fauna and flora: chamois, ibexes and black grouse live among the gentians and rhododendrons.
The natural environment is fragile and animal life is easily disturbed, so please help us by being very careful not to interfere with the natural equilibrium.
Help preserve nature for our own and future generations.
Nature Reserves are part of the very rare areas of Haute-Savoie where nature has remained “unspoiled” by human contact. So enjoy them! Savour the silence and don’t forget that the rules exist to remind us that nature must be respected!
14 Mont-Blanc View- Lac de Passy
Many places can enjoy a view Mont Blanc, Lake Passy is one of the prettiest. View of the plain, the Mont Blanc seems larger. The view is great!
15 Plateau d'Assy
The Assy Plateau is an architectural site of international renown thanks to its former sanatoriums. These buildings illustrate the technical and aesthetic engineering of twentieth-century architecture. They had a considerable influence on our habitat.
16 Panoramic views from Passy Plaine-Joux
The Dôme du Goûter, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Joly, exceptional panoramic views of the Mont-Blanc range and the Arve Valley<br/>Discover spectacular views from the terrace of one of our restaurants but also from the paragliding take-off zone. Observe at leisure the various summits and mountain refuge huts of Mont Blanc. You can also discover the Aiguille du Midi, the Aiguille Verte, the Drus the Aiguilles de Chamonix. The valley stretches out of sight.
Plaine-Joux is also the starting point for many hikes.
17 Lake: Lac Vert
Situated amidst the forest near Passy Plaine-Joux, this lake is surrounded by spruce trees and reflects the Mont-Blanc. Vehicle access from April to December. Winter access on foot. Classified site.<br/>The Lac Vert or Green Lake certainly deserves its name !
Set in an exceptional natural environment, this site is accessible to all the family.
The extraordinary transparency of the water allows one to observe the accumulation of trees and plants on the bed of the lake.
These elements, combined with the presence of blue-green algae, give the lake its remarkable emerald green colour.
Altitude: 1200m. Magnificent view of Mont Blanc range.