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 30min
Medium
  • 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.

  • The Randocroquis booklet is available from the Saint-Pierre-d’Entremont Tourist Office.
    (1) From the Tourist Office, follow the Corbel signposted route (yellow sign at the corner of the Tourist Office). Continue along the road, cross the point on the Guiers vif and then straight on to the church of St Alexis in St Pierre d’Entremont Savoie. (2) Cross the bridge opposite the church and turn left onto the road (signposted Le Château). Continue along the road, passing the school on the right,...
    The Randocroquis booklet is available from the Saint-Pierre-d’Entremont Tourist Office.
    (1) From the Tourist Office, follow the Corbel signposted route (yellow sign at the corner of the Tourist Office). Continue along the road, cross the point on the Guiers vif and then straight on to the church of St Alexis in St Pierre d’Entremont Savoie. (2) Cross the bridge opposite the church and turn left onto the road (signposted Le Château). Continue along the road, passing the school on the right, a quarry further on the left, then at the last houses, at the crow’s feet, take the road on the left down to the river Guiers vif.
    (3) At the Les Buis sign, leave the road and take the yellow signposted path on the left. At the footbridge, the first Randocroquis® table offers a drawing workshop. Continue up the path until you reach the main road. Cross the road (with care) and continue straight ahead. The path climbs into the forest as far as the hamlet of Le Château (this climb is not passable during the snowy season). (4) At the hamlet, take the path to the left and back that leads to the ruins of Château de Montbel (a stronghold of the Lords of Entremont built in 1306 and in ruins since the Revolution). The site offers an exceptional panoramic view of the Entremonts valley, Randocroquis® tables and a relief orientation table. Once back in the hamlet, take the road down past the oven and the basin. Then walk along the water wheel of an old beating saw. The signposting continues along the road to the hamlet of Terray. (5) After the last few houses, take the path on the left, which winds through woodland and meadows. Follow the road down to the village.
  • Departure
    Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont
  • Difference in height
    363 m
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 30/11.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
    • Panoramic view
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
363 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 925 m
  • Minimum altitude : 598 m
  • Total positive elevation : 363 m
  • Total negative elevation : -364 m
  • Max positive elevation : 317 m
  • Min positive elevation : -58 m
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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