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Itinéraire pédestre : la Cave aux Fées

Walking/pedestrian in Saint-Cergues
7.0 km
  • A sporty itinerary from the dolmen parking lot, almost exclusively in woodland; on the Crêtes des Voirons, fine views over the Lake Geneva basin, Jura, pre-Alps and as far as the Mont-Blanc Massif.

    What to see along the way: Alpine pastures, forest and ruins, viewpoints, Crêtes and Signal des Voirons.

    Local sights: Dolmen, Monastère de la Transfiguration, the shores of Lake Geneva; Chapelle N.-D. des Voirons, Tour de Langin (private property).
  • Departure
  • Difference in height
    942 m
  • Plain text period
    All year round.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 Les Voirons
From the Voirons crest (altitude 1 480m), you can enjoy a panoramic view across Lake Geneva, the Vallée Verte, the Giffre mountains, the Aravis and Mont-Blanc.<br/>Take a family walk along the Balcons du Léman long-distance path, which also takes you all around the lake.
2 La Cave aux fées dolmen
Known as one of the oldest constructions in Haute-Savoie, this dolmen situated at the foot of the Voirons massif dates back to neolithic times. A journey into our region’s history.
3 Notre-Dame des Voirons Chapel
Perched on the ridge between earth and sky, this Gothic chapel has all the necessary components to be a perfect place for contemplation.<br/>The chapel of Notre Dame des Voirons was built in the 15th century, with its back to a rock that climbs higher still and is the source of a little spring. This gothic chapel has all the right elements to make it a place for contemplation.
Located 10 minutes on foot from the monastery, you can reach the recently restored Notre-Dame des Voirons, whose interior has recently been restored, via a woodland path. The chapel is worth the detour in itself, not just for its decor, which is exemplary in its rustic restraint, nor for its attendance, as it is rarely visited. It is worth the visit because, unlike many other religious buildings, this chapel has soul.
There are no ornaments or paintings. It is simply decorated with a statue of the Virgin Mary (Black Madonna, of course), a plain, stone altar and basic furnishings. This simple rectangular stone Gothic chapel measures around 15 metres in length and provides a serene space for those in search of silence and inner peace.
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4 Notre-Dame des Voirons Monastery
At the summit of the magnificent Monts Voirons with views of Mont-Blanc, come and visit the Notre Dame des Voirons Monastery, the chapel and Petites soeurs de Bethléem's art studios.<br/>Les Voirons was already a cult site for the Allobroges and Romans. Lord Louis de Langin founded the first chapel here in the 15th century, housing the black Virgin and called it Notre Dame des Voirons. The chapel then became a pilgrim site and welcomed Saint François de Sales in 1595. Following a fire, the black Virgin is now kept in the Boëge Church. In 1967 the first Soeurs de Béthléem nuns came to Les Voirons. There are now 100 of them.
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5 Hôtel B&B
Ideally located nearby Geneva, we offer you our 3 stars hotel with 81 rooms fully equiped with private toilets and showers, flat screen TV and air-conditionned.<br/>Enjoy best comfort at the best price in your B&B HOTEL Annemasse Saint-Cergues: fluffy duvets and pillows, bedding 160 B&B By Bultex, Wi-Fi broadband in all rooms, flat screens with sports and discovery channels , private bathrooms ... Not to mention a good sweet and savory breakfast that will satisfy your hunger for authenticity and flavors affirmed 6.85 € per person (3 € up to 10 years included). Holiday vouchers are accepted and pets are welcome (4 €)!
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942 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1468 m
  • Minimum altitude : 532 m
  • Total positive elevation : 942 m
  • Total negative elevation : -13 m
  • Max positive elevation : 507 m
  • Min positive elevation : -8 m