Randonnée sur “le Sentier du Baroque”
The Baroque Trail invites you to discover 10 remarkable churches, chapels and many oratories.
A walk full of charm, accessible, which will allow you to discover some of the marvels of Baroque art.
Topo / step by step :
1/ From the church of Combloux, take the Baroque path (departure on the right of the nursery) to the center of the village.
2/ Go up the village to the Tourist Office.
3/ Opposite the Tourist Office, take the Baroque path (signposted with an angel), pass by the Croix St Marc and join the road to Prairy.
4/ Continue on this road: you will pass next to the Socquet sawmill, then arrive at the hamlet of Prairy.
5/ Take the chemin du Fayet then cross the national road and continue towards Les Choseaux before reaching the chapel of Cupelin (St Gervais les Bains) then the chapel of Gollet.
6/ Go up in the direction of St Nicolas de Véroce (after passing next to the Combe chapel, Plans chapel, Chattrix chapel) where you will appreciate the beauty of the recently renovated church. Next to the church, possibility to visit the Museum of Sacred Art.
7/ From St Nicolas de Véroce, go down to reach the village of Contamines Montjoie (church) then at the bottom of the valley the church of Notre Dame de la Gorge.
Starting point: St Nicolas Church in Combloux.
To get there: from the Tourist Office, take the Cry/Cuchet road for 300m.
At the crossroads, the church is on your right.
Starting altitude: 980m
Arrival altitude: 1170m
Type of trail: sporty hike (by its duration)
Circuit feasible in 2 steps:
Combloux-St Nicolas de Véroce: about 4 hours. or St Nicolas de Véroce - Notre Dame de la Gorge: around 3 hours.
Advice: Have a car on arrival because there is no direct bus connection.
Baroque Trail map available at the Tourist Offices of Cordon, Combloux, St Gervais, Les Contamines Montjoie.
Information: the churches are open to the public during the day. The chapels are closed and are only open during guided tours.
This path can also be practiced by mountain bike.