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Plan Peisey / Notre Dame des Vernettes

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

If there are unusual places in the Tarentaise, the Vernettes chapel is certainly one of the main representatives, as Baroque art is magnified here by its architectural splendour, all in a majestic alpine setting.

Sport Plan Peisey / Notre Dame des Vernettes Peisey-Vallandry


Departing from Peisey-Vallandry (73210)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 228m
Vertical drop : 52m
Distance : 5.6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The mountain is a place where "great spirits" meet, and people have always shown their piety by building monuments that are often singular and in harmony with the alpine context. The Vernettes chapel, classified as a Historic Monument, is one of these unique sites which certainly remains in memory: imagine a sanctuary draped in white, dating back more than 300 years and perched at an altitude of more than 1800 m where a mass is said every Friday morning of the year: striking, isn't it? And that's not all, since this jewel of Baroque art is part of a network of 7 chapels which are all open all year round and whose history children can try to discover through a quiz which is as amusing as it is surprising. And then, from this sun-drenched slope, the view is just as astonishing on the tip of the Aliet, a veritable mineral bell tower that mischievously responds to the chapel: wouldn't we be in a "sacred place"?

Total elevation gain : 228m
Altitude max : 1820m
Vertical drop : 52m
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    0/ From the Vanoise Express
    1/ Follow the road due south from the Vanoise Express cable car at Plan-Peisey towards Vieux Plan (1650 m)
    2/ Go through this hamlet and then take the first rising bend on the left. You reach a long clearing on a balcony.
    3/ Then turn right at the end of the small climb
    4/ Continue the last 2/3 of the way on a small false flat, which makes this walk suitable for everyone.
    5/ Small climb under the sanctuary. Do not forget to visit the chapel-oratory below where the miraculous spring gushes forth.
    6/ On the way back, take either
    - the path that goes north in front of the sanctuary square. Slightly climb, cross a pretty peat bog and return to the pastoral path upstream from the Vieux Plan.
    - or you can take the detour to the first hamlet below the sanctuary: Pracompuet, from where a pastoral track leads back to the Vieux Plan.

    Note: You can also start the circuit with this diversions! and even "cut through" the houses of the Combe - la Fontaine.
    All roads lead to...Les Vernettes.


    Free of charge


    Animals allowed

    Period of practice

    From 01/01 to 31/12.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area


    Vanoise Express Plan Peisey 73210 Peisey-Vallandry
    Departing from : Peisey-Vallandry (73210)
    Latitude : 45.550972 - Longitude : 6.763055

    Head towards the Peisey-Vallandry tourist office.
    Then go around the tourist office in the direction of Plan Peisey. Pass under the Vanoise Express then follow the direction N.D des Vernettes with the yellow signs.

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    Information update on 11/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Peisey Vallandry