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La Cave aux Fées

Walking/pedestrian in Saint-Cergues

7.0 km
Walking/pedestrian
6h
Hard
  • 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 Chapelle Notre-Dame des Voirons
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.
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.
5 La Ferme à Élise
The chef, Philippe Simonazzi, offers you a rich and varied menu, including traditional Savoyard dishes, cheese based, but also the more classic dishes upon which the reputation of the best French restaurants is founded.<br/>Tartiflette, raclette, fondue, "pierre chaude", cheese board ... so many typical dishes, the very flavour of the Haute-Savoie, and only La Ferme à Élise knows the secret ....
With his wealth of experience in the kitchens of great French restaurants, our Chef will also prepare for you, with the greatest of pleasure, pike or perch fillets, entrecôte in butter from the farm (house speciality), side of beef in Bordelaise sauce, calf's head in gribiche sauce, fillet of beef Rossini or breast of duck roasted in cider vinegar ... !
Do not hesitate to ask our advice about the wines. The best wines of the region and France's greatest vintages are in our cellar....
The chef will be proud to serve you his iced elixir at the end of the meal!
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  • Belle montée sportive

    950 m de dénivelée, surtout en forêt, beau parcours