• Sport

walking trail: from the chapel of the Immaculate Conception to the Marian grotto at Lévaud

Combine Culture and Nature with this trail in the heart of Sallanches' cult and historic sites.
Near the Collégiale St Jacques, passing by the Château des Rubins, you'll discover the Chapelle de l'Immaculée and the unusual grotte mariale de Lévaud.

Sport walking trail: from the chapel of the Immaculate Conception to the Marian grotto at Lévaud Sallanches

About

Departing from Sallanches (74700)
Average length : 01h36
Total elevation gain : 342m
Vertical drop : 342m
Distance : 3km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Go hiking safely!

Walking time is approximate and does not take into account break times.

The topo/step-by-step description guides you generally but does not replace a 1/25,000 hiking map or other topoguides available in our tourist office!

In Sallanches, our Office of Guides & Leaders also offers a wide choice of outings accompanied by mountain professionals providing you with complete expertise on the environment and alpine nature, inquire at the tourist office to register.

Whatever your hike, check the weather before you go. Remember to take cereal bars, sufficient water, sunglasses, sunscreen, a cap or hat, a small first aid kit, as well as clothing suitable for your outing in your backpack. depending on the season and the forecast weather.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 342m
Altitude max : 696m
Vertical drop : 342m

Further informations

Groomed trail, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring), Ground

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    Departure: Château des Rubins car park
    1. approach the Château des Rubins and go up the stairs to reach the entrance to the castle
    2. going slightly up the road passing in front of the castle, turn left to follow the small path, marked "U" on the low wall
    3. follow this path through the undergrowth which winds along the beginning of the hillside
    4. after 10-15 minutes of walking you arrive under the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception This chapel can only be visited on request, however you can have some explanations at the tourist office)
    5. a bench is installed for a contemplative stopover in this beautiful haven of peace
    6. behind the chapel, take the Lévaud road on the left, up to the panoramic table where you can admire the Aiguilles de Warens and know the name of each summit
    7. opposite this table, crossing the road, you will find a path which goes down into the forest approaching the magnificent Gorges de Lévaud; you can make a short stop below to rest and take the time to admire this pleasant and relaxing place, very appreciated for its freshness in summer
    8. follow the path to the footbridge spanning this Lévaud torrent
    9. on the right of the footbridge you will see the famous Marian cave of Lévaud, a historic place very dear to the Sallanchards; you can reflect there or simply stop and contemplate this unusual building in this well-hidden place
    10. the return takes the same route as the outward journey.
    11. the path which continues further down is legally closed due to a landslide several years ago.
    12. on the right of the cave, a path climbs through the woods to join the Cordon road

    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Animals allowed

    Go hiking safely!

    Walking time is approximate and does not take into account break times.

    The topo/step-by-step description guides you generally but does not replace a 1/25,000 hiking map or other topoguides available in our tourist office!

    In Sallanches, our Office of Guides & Leaders also offers a wide choice of outings accompanied by mountain professionals providing you with complete expertise on the environment and alpine nature, inquire at the tourist office to register.

    Whatever your hike, check the weather before you go. Remember to take cereal bars, sufficient water, sunglasses, sunscreen, a cap or hat, a small first aid kit, as well as clothing suitable for your outing in your backpack. depending on the season and the forecast weather.

    Period of practice

    All year round.

    Services
    • Pets welcome
    Equipments
    • Play area
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park

    Access

    Départ : parking du Château des Rubins chemin du Révérend Jacquier 74700 Sallanches
    Departing from : Sallanches (74700)
    Latitude : 45.935064 - Longitude : 6.624458

    More informations

    Information update on 05/07/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Sallanches