Ruines du château de Montbel - St Pierre d'Entremont

The Castle circuit - drawing circuit

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont

5.8 km
2h 45min
Very easy
  • A loop to discover the Castle of Montbel and its beautiful panorama. As a Randocroquis®, it also offers an introduction to the sketch techniques. Leaflet on request in the tourist information centre.

  • (1) From the tourist information centre of St Pierre d’Entremont, follow the GRP Tour de Chartreuse to the «Chemin des Mules». Leave the GRP to join the church of St-Alexis in St-Pierre-d’Entremont-Savoy.
    (2) Cross the bridge and turn left on the road to the Buis’ quarry. At the junction below, follow the path that goes down towards the Guiers vif river.
    (3) At the footbridge, you find the 1st table Randocroquis to draw. Walk along the former «Martinet des Chartreux». On your right, you...
    (1) From the tourist information centre of St Pierre d’Entremont, follow the GRP Tour de Chartreuse to the «Chemin des Mules». Leave the GRP to join the church of St-Alexis in St-Pierre-d’Entremont-Savoy.
    (2) Cross the bridge and turn left on the road to the Buis’ quarry. At the junction below, follow the path that goes down towards the Guiers vif river.
    (3) At the footbridge, you find the 1st table Randocroquis to draw. Walk along the former «Martinet des Chartreux». On your right, you can see a beech tree of 35 m high! Keep going up to meet the B-road, cross it (be careful) and keep walking in the forest to the hamlet of «Le Château» (path impassable in winter).
    (4) Once in the hamlet, do not miss the ruins of the «Château de Montbel» (small track going up). Enjoy an amazing view over the Entremont’s valley, the tables to draw and a viewpoint indicator. Go down by the road. In the hamlet, on your right, you can see the wheel of a former saw. After the last houses of the hamlet «Les Terray», follow the path on the left.
    (5) Meet the small road that goes down to the village.
  • Difference in height
    343 m
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 30/11.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Environment

    • Mountain location
  • Spoken languages

  • Documentation

    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
343 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 925 m
  • Minimum altitude : 598 m
  • Total positive elevation : 343 m
  • Total negative elevation : -342 m
  • Max positive elevation : 275 m
  • Min positive elevation : -310 m
Services
  • Services

    • Pets welcome