• Sport

Casse-Massion from Albiez-le-Jeune

This hike will take you to the summit of Casse-Massion, where you'll have a superb view of the Arvan valley as well as the peaks and glaciers of the Haute Maurienne and Italy.

Sport Casse-Massion from Albiez-le-Jeune Albiez-le-Jeune


Departing from Albiez-le-Jeune (73300)
Average length : 04h30
Total elevation gain : 1028m
Vertical drop : 1028m
Distance : 11.2km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

On a clear day, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the summit of Mont Blanc!

This hike is not accessible if the route is snow-covered or icy.

What to see / What to know :
The new Mont Tissot Cross was inaugurated in August 2012. The original cross, known as the Saint Laurent Cross, was erected in 1842, replaced in 1942 and struck by lightning in 2011.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 1028m
Altitude max : 2433m
Vertical drop : 1028m

Difficult passages

The ridge of rock on Mont Tissot, between the Croix d'Albiez and the Croix de Casse-Massion, can present difficulties for those prone to vertigo.

Map references

- Map Vallées de l'Arvan et des Villards (1/25000 with IGN data) available at 7€ in our tourist offices during opening hours. - Soon available on our "Pays des Aiguilles d'Arves" application, downloadable free of charge onto your smartphone.

Topoguides references

Topoguide Arvan-Villards available for €5 in our tourist offices during opening hours.

Further informations

Rock, Ground

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    0/ Car park at the Zone de loisirs des Léchères in Albiez-le-Jeune.

    1/ From the village of Albiez-le-Jeune, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Champ Lovaret.

    2/ At this crossroads, continue straight on to Feytour, then turn left at the Miconnière crossroads.

    3/ The path leads to the Les Fontanettes crossroads.

    4/ Follow the path to Les Gros Murs and then Les Roches. From here, climb the path to Sous la Croix d'Albiez.

    5/ After this crossroads, turn right towards the cross. Follow the blue paint dots on the ridge path towards Crêt de Lacha.

    6/ Before arriving under the Croix de Casse-Massion, a slightly technical slab section replaces the path for 50 m.

    7/ At the Croix de Casse-Massion, you can climb to the summit of Casse-Massion.

    8/ Return to Albiez-le-Jeune by the same route.

    Also discover : Albiez heritage: . Ecomuseum "Le Temps d'Antan" (hamlet of Le Mollard, Albiez-Montrond) . Guided tours of Baroque chapels offered by FACIM and mountain guides. The village of Albiez-Montrond: . Night-time lantern-lit strolls, punctuated by tales, legends and tastings (summer and winter) . Les énigmes du chat" treasure hunt. Fun for all the family! Booklets available from the Tourist Office. Fantastic" walks on the Albiez plateau: . The trail of legends in Albiez-le-Jeune . The fairy chimneys (le Moine de Champlan in Albiez-le-Jeune, les Demoiselles coiffées de la Saussaz...): come and see the geological curiosities of the Albiez!


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages of documentation : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Dogs must be kept on a leash due to the possible presence of herding dogs.

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 15/10.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Public WC


    Zone de loisirs des Léchères, Route de Villargondran Chef-lieu 73300 Albiez-le-Jeune
    Departing from : Albiez-le-Jeune (73300)
    Latitude : 45.246778 - Longitude : 6.352933

    Parking du Plan d'Eau on RD80 towards Villargondran.

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair

    More informations

    Information update on 16/03/2024 by Montagnicimes Office de tourisme Intercommunal