• Historic site and monument

La Tour des comtes de Genève

Dating back to the 13th century, this last vestige of the fortress of the Counts of Geneva overlooks the Foron river, perched on its huge rock block that gave its name to the city.

Historic site and monument La Tour des comtes de Genève La Roche-sur-Foron

About

La Roche-sur-Foron (74800)
Animals allowed

After the Middle Ages, its three floors were used as a prison and then... as a quarry. It owes its salvation to an ancestral tradition, Papegai shooting, as well as to the Capuchins, who renovated it as best they could in the 19th century and set up a small summer chapel in the cool of the rock.

The view of the Arve valley and surrounding mountains from the summit is breathtaking. You can also admire the medieval town at its foot, which you can then explore to discover the two remaining town gates, the remnants of the ramparts and the grain measures, a rare reminder of a time when the metric system was not yet unified and each town had its own references.

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    Prices

    Adult: from 2 €
    Child: from 1 €.

    Free entry for children < 6 years.

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash

    Reception

    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : English, French
    Languages informatives signs : English, French

    Opening

    From 05/07 to 31/08/2024, daily.

    Labels and rating

    Registered at the monuments and historic sites
    11th C

    Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    Equipments
    • Car park
    • Free car park

    Access

    Place Saint-François 74800 La Roche-sur-Foron

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair

    More informations

    Information update on 04/07/2024 by Office de Tourisme de La Roche sur Foron