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GR Balcon du Léman : Chevrier - Saint Blaise
Walking/pedestrian in Chevrier
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As its name indicates, this Long Distance Path (Chemin de Grande Randonnée) leads all the way around Lake Geneva, the largest of the alpine lakes, along its ridges. The navigation of Le Vuache, Mont Sion, Le Salève and Les Voirons is the opportunity to discover the southern point of the lake from the Genevois Haut-Savoyard.
Wandering from one "country" to another you will discover their diversity, wealth and symbiosis. En route: cultural visits, food stops, discovery of regional produce...As its name indicates, this Long Distance Path (Chemin de Grande Randonnée) leads all the way around Lake Geneva, the largest of the alpine lakes, along its ridges. The navigation of Le Vuache, Mont Sion, Le Salève and Les Voirons is the opportunity to discover the southern point of the lake from the Genevois Haut-Savoyard.
Wandering from one "country" to another you will discover their diversity, wealth and symbiosis. En route: cultural visits, food stops, discovery of regional produce or unexpected encounters with the local flora and fauna!
- GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
- Points of interest
1 Bourg de Chaumont et ruines du château
2 Fort l'Écluse
The fort now welcomes the public and offers a rich and varied cultural season from June to September.<br/>At the gateway to the Pays de Gex, Fort l'Ecluse is one of three examples of mountain fortifications in France during the first half of the XIXth century. A staircase hewn into the rock (1,165 steps) links the lower and upper forts. Interactive multimedia stations and historical and art exhibitions during the summer. A unique and unforgettable site!
During the summer season, this historical and cultural site is open for visits, exhibits and animations. Built on a hillside, the lower fort was equipped in the 17th and 18th centuries with an enclosure, reinforced by a round tower (the Porte de France) and a parade ground leading to another gate (the Porte de Genève).
At the top of the Porte de France, the terrace overlooks the Rhone Valley from an exceptional viewpoint. The the upper fort buildings were erected in the middle of the 19th century, high up, in order to protect the fort from an attack from the mountains and to increase its housing capacity. 1165 steps carved into the rock form the underground staircase linking the two forts. Several artillery casemates and battery terraces supplement the fortifications.
Classified site, Fort l'Ecluse presents today the remains of several centuries of military architecture: towers, watchtowers, loopholes, watchtowers, casemates, ammunition chambers.
Visiting Fort l'Ecluse is the opportunity to discover the way of life of the 150 men who composed the garrison, and also the importance and diversity of the defence and troop withdrawal system.
3 Le Hameau du Père Noël
A bit further on you enter another world, that of his twin brother, Father Whipper! Much nicer than he seems, he will also show you his clean and tidy home.
Finally, to complete the family, one of the Mother Christmases has opened the doors to her cottage to show you a third, feminine, world of Christmas.
Finally, the latest arrival, the Sandman has arranged an Attic of Dummies for Father Christmas which is completely dedicated to this childhood object.
To complete the magic, there is a crêperie and souvenir shop.
Open all year, don’t hesitate to check the opening times and seasonal events. Father Christmas, Mother Christmas and the Sandman appear regularly to meet you and tell plenty of stories.
4 Maison du Salève
The Maison du Salève’s eco-boutique features local artisans, food producers and writers.
5 Via P'tit Bonheur
Balcon et parking privé.
L'itinéraire de la Via Rhôna (tronçon Genève-Vulbens) passe devant le logement. L'étape idéale sur votre trajet!
6 Gite La petite fruitière
7 Inter-Hôtel Rey Du Mont-Sion
Charming hotel in a rural location, between Geneva and Annecy with a meeting room for 12 people available for residential seminars or study days.<br/>Located at the gateway to Geneva in a rustic setting close to Archamps and the CERN in Annecy. Your bedroom includes a spacious desk area and free Wifi. The restaurant (La Clef des Champs) is adjacent to the hotel.
Discover the footpaths across the Salève, one stage on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela (GR65). A special package is available for the pilgrims. Enjoy the summer swimming pool and the tennis court in a beautiful garden!
8 La Chenaz
‘Rose’ twin bedroom, private bathroom and toilet. ‘Jaune’ double bedroom, private bathroom and toilet. Garden, boules court, swimming pool, private parking.
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