Balade jusqu’au village du Cruet – Variante du Sentier du Baroque
A variant of the Baroque Trail which allows you to discover the church of St-Nicolas de Combloux, the Fayet oratory, the Chapel and the village of Le Cruet.
A loop through small hamlets and old farms.
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 path that descends to the left to reach the stonemason.
6/ Cross the road to take the path that goes down to the hamlet of Cruet. You will find a chapel dedicated to Saint-Roch and Saint-François de Sales (door/gate). Take a look at the trusses located a little lower on the right, the struts are exceptional (strut: oblique wooden element that is under the roof of the trusses).
7/ Go to the right to reach Grange-Neuve, then Les Econduits, then go up to the right to reach Le Fresney from below.
8/ Cross the road to Saint-Gervais, then join the Sentier du Baroque.
Possibility of joining the chapel of Cupelin (note the chapel is closed), Cross of the Passion on the front of the chapel.
9/ Return via the Baroque Trail.
Starting point: St Nicolas Church in Combloux.
Starting altitude: 990m
Stroller accessibility: a small part.
"Les Belvédères du Mont-Blanc" hiking map on sale at the Tourist Office: €6