Short hike above La Giettaz to reach the Vierge du Chatelard, with its viewpoint overlooking the village.

Sport La Vierge du Chatelard La Giettaz


Departing from La Giettaz (73590)
Average length : 02h45
Distance : 6.6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

START : the village of La Giettaz en Aravis with the church of St Pierre aux Liens and the Musée d’Autrefois (Olden Days museum) which records daily life of the locals in times gone by.

ROUTE : From the Tourist Office, cross the Route des Grandes Alpes and climb up towards LA CAILLÈRE as far as the PONT DE NANT PARREUX. Go right, towards MORTINES, SOUS LES FEUX then CRÈVE-COEUR (take care, the path crosses the Route des Grandes Alpes several times). Cross the road towards the TUNNEL DES ARAVIS and then take the path on the right (there and back) to the VIERGE DU CHATELARD : panoramic views over La Giettaz. When you get back to CRÈVE-COEUR, go left towards LES COMBES. At the BOIS DU FOUESTARLE, continue down to the right towards PÉTAZ, LES PUGINIÈRES, PONT NOIR and finally LA GIETTAZ.

- The statue of the Vierge du CHATELARD was built in 1936.
- Beautiful viewpoint of the Arrondine valley, the Aravis mountains and the Mont-Blanc mountain range.

Total elevation gain : 450m
Vertical drop : 450m


Marked with yellow signs.


Walking and hiking map of the Val d'Arly for sale at 7 € or Topo Walks and Short hikes on sale at € 3.50 in the tourist offices.

Methods of payment accepted : Cash


Animals allowed

Period of practice

From 01/06 to 01/10.

Subject to snow conditions.

  • Pets welcome


73590 La Giettaz
Departing from : La Giettaz (73590)
Latitude : 45.863 - Longitude : 6.4948
Information update on 25/05/2022 by Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly