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Jean-Jacques Rousseau's walk

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Chambéry
5.8 km
2h 30min
Very easy
  • This itinerary is first of all an invitation to daydream and to discover many parks and beautiful views of the valley of Chambéry. Make a stop at the house “Les Charmettes” and its gardens, house where Rousseau stayed.

  • What to see
    - Les Charmettes, House of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Classified as a "Maison des Illustres", this residence is the place where the personality and thought of the famous philosopher were formed. Today, it's a museum of atmosphere and literary memorabilia.
    - Château de Boigne and its alpine rose garden.
    - The many viewpoints over the Chambéry valley.
    - Local products at La Ruche Boutik', the Chambéry Montagnes Tourist Office store.
  • Departure
  • Difference in height
    197 m
  • By car: park in the Falaise car park (paying car park).
    When you leave the car park, cross rue Michaud and take the promenade Jean Moulin opposite, then turn left into rue de la République to reach La Ruche Boutik'.

    By bus: the start of the walk is near bus lines C, 1, 2, 5 and 19 (stop "Curial"). More information on
    Take the rue de la République in the direction of the Centre de Congrès Le Manège and walk 200m up to La Ruche Boutik'.
  • Plain text period
    All year round.
  • Environment
    • Forest location
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
197 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 455 m
  • Minimum altitude : 269 m
  • Total positive elevation : 197 m
  • Total negative elevation : -197 m
  • Max positive elevation : 175 m
  • Min positive elevation : -96 m
  • Accessibility
    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Dogs must be kept on a lead.