• Sport

Les Tours Saint-Jacques

It is a nice bucolic walk that will make you discover a unique geological formation in the region, the monoliths or St. James Towers. These limestone rocks stand in the middle of a forest, like defensive towers.

Sport Les Tours Saint-Jacques Allèves


Departing from Allèves (74540)
Average length : 02h00
Distance : 5.4km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The hike of the St-Jacques towers can be done by different paths, we chose the shortest and the easiest. The version via la Figlia is also proposed on ViAnnecy, it is longer and the difference in altitude is quite significant.

If you have young children it is better to do this version that we propose.

Bring a picnic, walking sticks (with rubber tips), especially for the access to the towers.

For the practical side there are public toilets behind the town hall. Enjoy your walk and take your time to appreciate this generous and grandiose nature.

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Total elevation gain : 293m
Altitude max : 919m
Vertical drop : 293m

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

All year round.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

  • Pets welcome


Place des Cyclamens ou Parking des Tours St-Jacques 74540 Allèves
Departing from : Allèves (74540)
Latitude : 45.75208 - Longitude : 6.079295
Information update on 21/01/2022 by Office de Tourisme du Lac d'Annecy