A walk to Château Saint Michel

Les Houches
WalkEasy2.20 km2 h Loop
396 Route du Lac
74310 Les Houches
Dénivelé négatif (descente) : 69 m
Dénivelé positif (montée) : 69 m
The ruins of a castle that dates from around 1300 and that belonged to Beatrix de Savoie, Lady of Faucigny. Chapel. Saint Bernard dog kennels. Rock-climbing school. From Servoz, head to the entrance of the village of Le Lac, near Notre-Dame du Lac chapel (worth a visit). Here, a footpath takes you up along the left bank of the Arve towards a rocky, wooded promontory. The ruins lay on the summit (871 m). All that remains are an overgrown tower and wall. The path continues in the woods: • on the left towards Le Pelissier bridge. Cross this to reach the local road to Servoz, past the rock-climbing school and the chalet. • on the right towards the car park near the Hotel de la Fontaine. From there, easy access for a visit of the Saint Bernard dog kennels. Then go back to the village of Le Lac and to Servoz via a path alongside the railway track.

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Office de Tourisme de Chamonix
85 place du triangle de l'amitié
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

On the route

Climbing area of the Plaine St Jean

Climbing area of the Plaine St Jean

Les Houches
Sports activities
Chateau St Michel

St Michel Castle ruins

Les Houches
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Office de Tourisme de Chamonix