Hike on the "Baroque Trail"
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.
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
Stroller accessibility: no
Nature of the terrain: fields, stony path, secondary roads.
Type of trail: sporty hike (by its duration)
Level of hike: family hike
Marking: yes (panel with a cherub)
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.
Description: Departure from the church of Combloux, cross the center of the village to continue to the hamlet of Prairie (you will pass next to the Croix St Marc, a sawmill in activity, old farms), then cross the national and continue towards Les Choseaux before joining the chapel of Cupelin (St Gervais les Bains), the chapel of Gollet, then go up towards St Nicolas de Véroce (after passing next to the chapel of La Combe, chapel of Plans, Chapel of the Chattrix) where you will appreciate the beauty of the recently renovated church. Next to the church, possibility to visit the museum of sacred art.
From St Nicolas de Véroce, descend to reach the village of Les Contamines Montjoie (church) then at the bottom of the valley the church of Notre Dame de la Gorge.
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.