• Sport

Water trails : Balade : The Creux Saint Jean and the Belle au Bois Waterfall

A bucolic walk for all the family, combining the beauty of the setting, geology and local history.

Sport Water trails : Balade : The Creux Saint Jean and the Belle au Bois Waterfall Megève


Departing from Megève (74120)
Average length : 01h30
Total elevation gain : 153m
Vertical drop : 153m
Distance : 1.3km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the village square, follow Charles Feige Street to Place de la Résistance. Take the path facing the underground parking of the Casino, the climb is steep up to the Croix St Michel.

Above, on a small esplanade, Notre Dame de Nazareth and Notre Dame des
Virtues characterized by a Byzantine dome; at the South East corner the oratory of Adieux.

To reach the Creux St Jean, take the small grassy road to the right of the restaurant Le Refuge du Calvaire. After a short descent, the statue of Saint John the Baptist appears at the edge of the path, watching over passers-by.

Follow this path in laces to arrive in a magical place: waterfall, small stone bridge, oratory dedicated to Saint-Jean; haven of freshness and calm where the faithful came to relax.

Continue the trail to the small paved road the Chemin du Maz.

You can either go up to the left for about 25 min to discover the waterfall of Belle au Bois (delicate path).
Or go down to the right directly in the center of the village.

At the level of the old bridge near the Bar St Paul, go up a few tens of meters on the left. On the right you will see the fountain between the Church and the site of the old cemetery, the Presbytery and the village square.

Total elevation gain : 153m
Altitude max : 1263m
Vertical drop : 153m


Sign "Creux Saint Jean" visible on the way of Calvary, behind the restaurant "Le Refuge du Calvaire"

Further informations

Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)


Free access.


Animals allowed
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 20/04 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable weather.

  • Pets welcome


Place du Village 74120 Megève
Departing from : Megève (74120)
Latitude : 45.856876 - Longitude : 6.61775
Information update on 22/04/2024 by Mairie de Megève