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The Jacquicourt Chapel

Admire the Jacquicourt Chapel, built in 1679 and reconstructed from 1986 to 1989, marking the end of centuries-old conflicts between Taninges, Verchaix, and Les Gets.

Sport The Jacquicourt Chapel Les Gets

About

Departing from Les Gets (74260)
Average length : 04h15
Total elevation gain : 350m
Vertical drop : 780m
Distance : 12.5km
Signed walking trail

Explore the preserved beauty of the Plateau de Loëx (pronounced "loi"), a sensitive natural area classified as Natura 2000. You'll traverse landscapes with varied atmospheres, including coniferous forests, peat bogs, and pastures. Don't forget to bring a picnic and drinks to fully enjoy the experience. Take time to admire the Jacquicourt Chapel, built in 1679, marking the boundary between the three communes of Taninges, Verchaix, and Les Gets. Destroyed the same year due to disputes over alpine pasture boundaries, it was rebuilt identically between 1986 and 1989, ending six centuries of conflicts.

The Loëx plateau forms a superb natural ensemble, both in terms of landscape and biology. The NATURA 2000 site covers an area of 1233 ha in 3 communes: Les Gets, Taninges and Verchaix.
In order to preserve the site, the arrêté préfectoral de protection de biotope, issued in 1994, aims to protect the natural environments necessary for the feeding, reproduction, resting or survival of protected animal or plant species. To this end, access to the capercaillie enhanced protection zone is prohibited from January 1 to May 15 and during snowy periods.

Itinerary
Total elevation gain : 350m
Altitude max : 1610m
Vertical drop : 780m
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    Prices

    Free of charge.

    Reception

    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 16/05 to 31/12.

    Services
    • Accessible via ski lift

    Access

    89 Rte du Front de Neige 74260 Les Gets
    Departing from : Les Gets (74260)
    Latitude : 46.117013 - Longitude : 6.666314
    Information update on 29/05/2024 by SAGETS