• Sport

Les Essarts

A refreshing trail amidst forest and stream, with a historical backdrop. Take a delightful stroll to explore the charming old hamlet of Charmaix, interspersed with informative signposts that are well worth reading.

Sport Les Essarts Valfréjus


Departing from Valfréjus (73500)
Average length : 01h30
Total elevation gain : 230m
Vertical drop : 230m
Distance : 4km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Put the miles behind you at your leisure, and don't forget to regularly stop and drink. Conquer 380 metres of elevation as you plunge deep into the wonders and sounds of the forest. Take a break at Notre-Dame du Charmaix to add a spiritual touch to your snacktime. It looks like it's hanging off the cliff. Pause inside this surprising building to admire the decorations, paintings, and the striking black and white statue of a mother and child.

To guide you in the field, consult the "step-by-step" directional diagram provided in pdf.


Free access.


Animals allowed

Period of practice

From 15/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable weather.

  • Pets welcome
  • Parking nearby
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles


Rue des bettets 73500 Valfréjus
Departing from : Valfréjus (73500)
Latitude : 45.173927 - Longitude : 6.653957

To get there by bus: Line 1 - Tourist Office stop.
By car: Park in the parking lot opposite the Valfréjus tourist office.

Information update on 19/04/2024 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise