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Évian-les-Bains- Neuvecelle walk

This urban walk, known as the "Promenade", allows visitors to discover Evian-les-Bains and Neuvecelle from the heights with a view to Lake Geneva. As a bonus, test a trip to the Belle Epoque aboard the funicular.

Sport Évian-les-Bains- Neuvecelle walk Neuvecelle


Departing from Neuvecelle (74500)
Average length : 02h00
Total elevation gain : 180m
Vertical drop : 180m
Distance : 2.85km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

During this walk, you'll cross the Clair Matin park and discover a vast panorama of Lake Geneva and its Swiss shoreline, with an orientation table on site.

You'll discover the Maraîche chapel, located in the commune of Neuvecelle, overlooking Lake Geneva at an altitude of 470m. Its location has inspired many painters. It has been a listed monument since 1921. Built in the 12th century by peasant monks from the Abondance abbey, it is dedicated to St André, patron saint of fishermen.

You'll pass by the Palais Lumière in Evian-les-Bains and walk a short stretch of the GR de Pays du Littoral du Léman, or if you prefer, climb aboard the funicular that takes you to the heights of Evian-les-Bains.

Total elevation gain : 180m
Altitude max : 760m
Vertical drop : 180m


Red marking

Topoguides references

On sale in the tourist offices of the Evian region.

Further informations

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    To visit the interior of the Maraîche chapel, contact the Neuvecelle town hall:
    Tel: +33 4 50 75 03 45 / Mail: mairie-neuvecelle@wanadoo.fr

    Take a trip back to the Belle Epoque on board the funicular which links the lakeside (Evian) to Neuvecelle. The funicular is open from April to September.

    0/ Departure point: funicular top station.
    1/ Turn left, past the tennis courts, then right at the crossroads, past the Hotel La Verniaz. Opposite the hotel, turn left towards the riding school, then right at the next crossroads.
    2/ Continue straight ahead along the "chemin de Chez Cruz" to the "parc Clair Matin" in Neuvecelle.
    3/ At the orientation table, go down to the right towards "l'oratoire de Chez Duret", turn right, then "le chemin de Chez Duret" and "l'avenue Rouffin". At the next crossroads, turn right onto "Avenue du Flon". The road crosses "le torrent le Forchex" and at the next crossroads, turn left towards "la Chapelle de Maraîche". At the bottom of the chapel, cross the road to go down a path equipped with wooden steps.
    4/ Continue downhill, cross the railway line and, before reaching the RD 1005, turn right along the small cogwheel path to Chemin Redallet. From here, turn left along the lakeshore towards Évian-les-Bains. At the Palais Lumière, cross the departmental road and walk along the left-hand side of this building to go back up with the GR de Pays "Littoral du Léman".
    Alternative: take the funicular, whose bottom station is behind the Palais Lumière (opposite the Ramuz media library).
    5/ Join "rue Nationale", go up through the "passage des bonbonnes" and at the top of the staircase turn left into "impasse des Terreaux", at the top turn right then left, then up the very steep "Nant d'Enfer" path which takes you back to the starting point.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed

    Pets allowed on a lead.

    Period of practice

    All year round.
    Accessible depending on the weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Office beforehand to find out the current access conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Orientation board
    • Parking


    Gare supérieure du funiculaire 74500 Neuvecelle
    Departing from : Neuvecelle (74500)
    Latitude : 46.394269 - Longitude : 6.592657

    Starting point : top of the funicular station (Neuvecelle)

    Information update on 17/02/2024 by Office de Tourisme Leman Mountains Explore