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Jean-Jacques Rousseau's walk

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Chambéry
5.8 km
2h 30min
Very easy
  • This is a path following in the footsteps of Rousseau not for philosophizing, but for daydreaming... whether you're alone or with other walkers, and discovering majestic viewpoints of the Chambéry Valley.

  • Discover
    - The Charmettes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's House. An officially listed "Maison des Illustres" (House of the Illustrious), this residence is the place where the famous philosopher's personality and mind were forged. Today it is a museum of literary recollections.
    - Château de Boigne and its alpine rose garden.
    - Numerous viewpoints of the valley of Chambéry.
    - Local products presented at La Ruche Boutik', the shop of the Tourist Office of Chambéry Montagnes.
  • 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.