• Viewpoint

Tréchauffé viewpoint

The magnificient viewpoint at Tréchauffé affords a panorama that stretches from Switzerland to France. Here you can penetrate the story of Evian mineral water, and by taking a stroll you can also discover a traditional high summer farm known as an "alpage".

Viewpoint Tréchauffé viewpoint La Forclaz

About

La Forclaz (74200)
Animals allowed

The Tréchauffé viewpoint is a Chablais UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site. On site you can learn about Evian mineral water, the Rhone glacier and Geneva lake (lac Léman). The Tréchauffé Alpage tells of the agricultural production during the summer season. Here, everything has been thought through for the cattle and their herdsmen.

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    On returning to the car park there is a path leading down to the goat farm "Le Chamois". In summertime, the farmers invite you to visit the alpage and taste their products.
    You can also take the footpath opposite the car park that leads up the hill. This climbs out of the alpage before entering the forest. You will first reach the Pointe de Sangeon (altitude 1 445 m), then the Pointe de Tréchauffé (altitude 1 627 m).

    Reception

    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Opening

    From 01/05 to 15/10.

    From 16/10 to 30/04.

    Labels and rating

    Environmentally Sensitive Areas

    Services
    • Pets welcome
    Equipments
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Public WC
    • Picnic area
    • Orientation board

    Access

    Belvédère de Tréchauffé 74200 La Forclaz

    Access by car from spring to autumn from the village of La Forclaz via the D122 and then the chalet road from the Col du Grand Taillet.
    Access to the viewpoint on snowshoes in winter from the Col du Grand Taillet. Walking time: 1h30. Difference in altitude: 200 m.

    Free parking at the viewpoint

    Information update on 06/02/2024 by Syndicat Intercommunal d'Aménagement du Chablais