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Chapelles and shrines walk

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Troughout your ramble, you can see typical examples of local archicture (farms, high-pasture chalets, shrines and chapels) which are part of the rich heritage of our valley.

Sport Chapelles and shrines walk Abondance

About

Departing from Abondance (74360)
Average length : 01h15
Distance : 4.3km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This half-day walk will take you to discover part of the religious heritage of the municipality of Abondance.

Departing from Lake Plagnes, you will meet the first chapel only after a few meters. It is the chapel Sainte-Anne, built in 1671 dedicated to the Saint of the same name to fight against the sterility of women.

You will then reach the Saint-Guérin chapel dating from 1675. Saint Guérin was abbot of Saint-Jean d'Aulps and known for his healing powers.

The next chapel encountered was that of Saint-Théodule, built in 1646 and dedicated to Saint-Théodule invoked to protect crops and livestock. Don’t forget the picnic for a lakeside break when you return from your walk!

Loop
Total elevation gain : 180m
Altitude max : 1350m
Vertical drop : 180m

Further informations

Stone, Ground

1/ From the parking lot of Lake des Plagnes, reach the Chapelle Saint Anne, then take the asphalt road that goes down towards Abondance.
2/ At the first junction on the right, you will arrive at the Chapelle Saint Guérin. Then continue straight along the stone-lined path to reach the chalets of Tettagottay
3/ At the crossing, turn left and right a little further, following the direction "Oratoires Les Trables". You will then pass in front of Saint Joseph, then Saint Théodule Chapel.
4/ From there, go down the forest road and then down the tarred road to Follebin. Then turn left on the small road crossing a group of houses before reaching the path by which you arrived. From this point, the return to your starting point is done by the same route as on the way out.

Prices

Free access.

Reception

Open to children
Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French

Period of practice

From 01/01 to 31/12.

Services
  • Pets welcome
Equipments
  • Picnic area
  • Themed path
  • Car park

Access

Parking du lac des Plagnes 74360 Abondance
Departing from : Abondance (74360)
Latitude : 46.248829 - Longitude : 6.754253

Near the Plagnes lake. The start is less than 10 minutes away by car.

Information update on 15/07/2022 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Pays d'Evian Vallée d'Abondance