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Sur les pas des Huguenots

Walking/pedestrian in Savigny

20.2 km
Walking/pedestrian
4h 30min
Medium
  • It is the contours of the Rhône valley and the plateau of Le Vuache which mark out the natural passage towards Geneva and the International Museum of the Reformation. All along the path, different natural, cultural and heritage sites can be discovered.
    The route uses the signposted paths of the Vuache region: the "Tour du Vuache de Chaumont à Cortagny" (Savigny), the loop of the "Sentier des Morennes" to Bloux (Dingy-en-Vuache) and the path located to the west of Valleiry passing through La...
    It is the contours of the Rhône valley and the plateau of Le Vuache which mark out the natural passage towards Geneva and the International Museum of the Reformation. All along the path, different natural, cultural and heritage sites can be discovered.
    The route uses the signposted paths of the Vuache region: the "Tour du Vuache de Chaumont à Cortagny" (Savigny), the loop of the "Sentier des Morennes" to Bloux (Dingy-en-Vuache) and the path located to the west of Valleiry passing through La Vosognette, La Colombière and Les Bois de Vosogne, to the border.
    The path starts in Le Poet Laval at the Museum of Dauphinois Protestantism in the Drôme. The French part of the path "In the footsteps of the Huguenots" to the Swiss border marker comprises 360 km of paths and is split into 29 stages.
  • Difference in height

    545 m
  • Plain text period

    Throughout the year : open daily.
  • 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 Le café du Rhône
The Bouchon Lyonnais on the outskirts of Geneva. The staff at the Café du Rhône will welcome you every weekday lunchtime. Gégé and Guillaume work hand-in-hand with Jean-Marc who is the inspiration and chef of this well-established local restaurant.<br/>After 20 years of service in the city of Lyon, Jean-Marc has gone back to the Rhône to concoct his local specialities for you:
Lyon salad bowl
Warm lamb tongue with an invigorating sauce
Andouillette
Homemade pike quenelles with crayfish sauce
Tête de veau (Head of veal)
Liver gâteau
and many other local specialities to discover such as
The tablier de sapeur
Tripe stew

Gourmet cuisine with a touch of the brasserie atmosphere.
The Café de Rhône has a summer terrace area in the sunny courtyard.

There is another room upstairs for up to 60 people.
2 Border marker no. 1
In 1815, Geneva was a member of the Swiss Confederation and was surrounded by the kingdoms of Piedmont-Sardinia and France. In 1860, Savoie was annexed to France.<br/>Along the border, we can still discover the border marker no. 1 which marks the western-most point of Switzerland . Lavishly carved and dating from 1816, it faces the eagle with outspread wings of the kingdom of Sardinia, on the Genevois coat of arms. It is a milestone on the old path leading from Chancy to Vuache, highly frequented in the 17th and 18th centuries and now fallen into disuse. A bit further on, 3 wooden staircases allow the coastal path to cross the 3 successive levels of submerging into the Rhône (terraces) carved in the fluvio-glacial alluviums.
545 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 681 m
  • Minimum altitude : 334 m
  • Total positive elevation : 545 m
  • Total negative elevation : -522 m
  • Max positive elevation : 129 m
  • Min positive elevation : -115 m