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The Castle circuit - drawing circuit

A loop to discover the Castle of Montbel and its beautiful panorama. As a Randocroquis®, it also offers an introduction to the sketch techniques. Leaflet on request in the tourist information centre.

Sport The Castle circuit - drawing circuit Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont


Departing from Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont (38380)
Average length : 02h45
Distance : 6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

(1) From the tourist information centre of St Pierre d’Entremont, follow the GRP Tour de Chartreuse to the «Chemin des Mules». Leave the GRP to join the church of St-Alexis in St-Pierre-d’Entremont-Savoy.
(2) Cross the bridge and turn left on the road to the Buis’ quarry. At the junction below, follow the path that goes down towards the Guiers vif river.
(3) At the footbridge, you find the 1st table Randocroquis to draw. Walk along the former «Martinet des Chartreux». On your right, you can see a beech tree of 35 m high! Keep going up to meet the B-road, cross it (be careful) and keep walking in the forest to the hamlet of «Le Château» (path impassable in winter).
(4) Once in the hamlet, do not miss the ruins of the «Château de Montbel» (small track going up). Enjoy an amazing view over the Entremont’s valley, the tables to draw and a viewpoint indicator. Go down by the road. In the hamlet, on your right, you can see the wheel of a former saw. After the last houses of the hamlet «Les Terray», follow the path on the left.
(5) Meet the small road that goes down to the village.

Total elevation gain : 300m
Vertical drop : 300m


Departure Signs are in place in the villages near the car parks and the places open to the public. To follow your itinerary, poles are in place at the junctions and identifiable by a sign with the name of the walk and the altitude. Between two poles, you will find marked sign made with painting all along the way, it indicates if you must follow the path or not. Pay also attention to small signs to guide you. We recommend to have the map Promenades et randonnées en Chartreuse" with you.


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French

Period of practice

From 01/05 to 30/11.

Subject to favorable weather.

  • Pets welcome


Office de tourisme 73670 Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont
Departing from : Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont (38380)
Latitude : 45.414987 - Longitude : 5.854801
Moving across the city : Corbel (73160), Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont (38380)
Information update on 18/05/2022 by Chartreuse Tourisme