Browsing the "France" Tag

With its many mountainous massifs, France is a hiking country par excellence. From the Alps to the Pyrenees, via the Jura and the Massif Central, France offers a great diversity of hikes with diverse and varied landscapes. In the Alps, Haute-Savoie is a prime destination, with the Mont-Blanc massif and its unforgettable landscapes on the rock and snow giants overlooking the Chamonix Valley. On the other hand, the walker can also climb the Pyrenees mountains, with landscapes of exceptional quality maintained by traditional livestock farming. Further north, it is the Jura and the Vosges, a mountainous land that has passed through the ages. Finally, one should also mention the Massif Central, whose volcanoes have been extinct for several thousand years. All the hikes described on this page are also possible in winter with a pair of snowshoes or skis, which is an opportunity to discover the landscapes from a different angle.



What are the Best Hikes around Geneva?

11 September 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

You live in Geneva or you are only visiting for a few days and you want to go hiking? The summits surrounding the town of Calvin offer magnificent panoramic views of Lake Geneva, the Jura and many of the peaks of Haute-Savoie. In this article


Pointe de Vernaz via Lac d’Arvouin

21 August 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Vernaz is a peak of the Chablais region, reaching an altitude of 1,993 m. The mountain overlooks Lac d’Arvouin and offers an exciting view of the surrounding peaks, such as Cornettes de Bise, Mont Chauffé or Dents du Midi. I propose a hike that reaches Pointe de Vernaz starting from


Col and Lac d’Anterne

19 August 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of the Sixt-Passy Nature Reserve, the Lac and Col d'Anterne remain a must in Haute-Savoie. Of glacial origin, Lac d'Anterne is a water reservoir of about 760,000 m3 at the foot of the majestic Rochers des Fiz


The 5 Best Hikes in Chamonix

3 August 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Ah, Chamonix... the simple evocation of the name of the most famous city in the Alps awakens in each of us a palette of varied representations. The Olympic Games, skiing, hiking, Mont Blanc, mountaineering, climbing... It's not really my habit to publish blog articles,


Mont de Grange

2 August 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Mont de Grange is one of the iconic peaks of the Chablais Massif. At an altitude of 2432 m (which is identical to that of the Cornettes de Bise), Mont de Grange dominates the Val d'Abondance in all its splendour. The panorama offered to the hiker is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in


Pointe d’Areu (Pointe des Arbennes)

22 July 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe d'Areu is a mountain overlooking the Arve valley at the end of the Aravis massif. Due to an omission on the IGN map, the Pointe d'Areu is often confused with the Pointe des Arbennes (also called Pointe d'Arbenne or Pointe d'Areu de Romme)


Mont d’Or (from Vallorbe)

1 June 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Highest point in the Doubs department, Mont d’Or is a peak of the Jura Massif. Located a few miles from the Franco-Swiss border, Mont d’Or naturally stands out as the perfect location for a beautiful family hike with its panoramic view of the Lake Geneva Basin, the Alps and the nearby mountains


Le Pas du Roc

15 May 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Le Pas du Roc is an easy walk that makes you discover the alpine meadows in the middle of the mountains by means of an unusual path on the cliff side, traced in 1830, which allowed transporting the wood intended for the ovens located in the hamlet of the " Verrerie"


Praz Vechin and Col de l’Arpettaz

7 January 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the Aravis Range, Praz Vechin is a peak overlooking the Col de l'Arpettaz nestled at the foot of Mont Charvin. The term "Arpettaz" comes from the French word "alpe" which refers to a mountain pasture. The itinerary I propose here starts from the hamlet of La Penne


La Bourgeoise and the Col de Joux Plane

3 January 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Nestled in the Samoëns Valley and overlooking the Col de Joux Plane, La Bourgeoise can be the object of a short family stroll both in winter and summer. The route leads effortlessly to the top of La Bourgeoise with a beautiful panorama


Pointe de Beauregard

15 December 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Plateau de Beauregard remains the object of a beautiful winter walk in snowshoes. With an elevation gain of only 150 meters, the itinerary reaching the Pointe de Beauregard is accessible to all


Mont Chéry

21 November 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The renowned summit of Les Gets ski resort, Mont Chéry, offers a breathtaking panorama of the Mont Blanc and the Chablais Massif. The easy itinerary starts at Mont Caly (a charming little place with



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