• Sport

Praz de Lys up the stone path

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

These stones were laid according to Roman techniques and the path was first used in the Middle Ages by the monks from the Chartreuse de Mélan to access Praz de Lys pastures 1,000m further up. For a long time, this was the only access to Praz de Lys.

Sport Praz de Lys up the stone path Taninges


Departing from Taninges (74440)
Average length : 04h50
Total elevation gain : 900m
Vertical drop : 900m
Distance : 11km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Along this itinerary, the landscapes are varied, between the villages, forests and pastures, as well as some magnificent viewpoints from the heights of Taninges and Praz de Lys, over the Mont-Blanc and Chablais mountains.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 900m
Altitude max : 1527m
Vertical drop : 900m

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)

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    1/ From the Place du Château, follow the Montée du Sapeur (“Praz de Lys up the stone path”) on a small tarmac road and then carry on up a footpath. The stone path leads through the forest before reaching Pontet, at an altitude of 1,300m.
    2/ The path then continues across the Praz de Lys pastures and you have the choice between heading towards Grand Planey and the Pic de Marcelly, or the centre of the resort.
    3/ It is possible to walk up to Praz de Lys and come back down the same way.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 15/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Public WC
    • Car park


    Parking de la Place du château 74440 Taninges
    Departing from : Taninges (74440)
    Latitude : 46.109239 - Longitude : 6.591005

    More informations

    Information update on 21/05/2024 by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie