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Tour n°10 - Le Bérouze-Mathonex-Vigny

Tour n°10 - Le Bérouze-Mathonex-Vigny
Tour n°10 - Le Bérouze-Mathonex-Vigny
Tour n°10 - Le Bérouze-Mathonex-Vigny

Description

This walk along quiet roads and footpaths provides a glimpse of life in the valley and some of its traditions, through its chapels, shrines, old chalets and Clos Parchet folk museum.
Altitude at start: 700 metres
Maximum altitude: 1,000 metres
Difficulty: none
Type of terrain: footpaths and quiet roads
Itinerary for guidance only.

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Walking
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
3h
Dist.
7 km
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Starting point

versant sud , 74340 Samoëns
Lat : 46.086061Lng : 6.716723

Points of interest

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The chapel in Le Bérouze

The Berouze Chapel is dedicated to the apostles' Peter and Paul. It is one of the nine chapels located in the hamlets of Samoëns.Its origin lies in the transport of the ruins of the chapel founded at the Col de Couz in 1468. This chapel was destroyed in 1476 during the invasion of Faucigny by the Swiss troops. Today's chapel was built on the Place du Bérouze in 1481. It was restored again in 1660, as the Latin inscription on its façade reminds us: "Noble Bernard Ducis, fortunately, raised me at his expense in the year of the Lord 1660". After losing its bell during the Revolution, it was found again in 1824. A new restoration was carried out in June 2010. Inside the religious building, the painting on the altarpiece features the three favorite Jesus' apostles: Peter James and John. They are represented in a mountain landscape surrounded by an Italian town: Peter with the keys and the pallium, John as a young man raising his hand to heaven, and finally, the older and already slightly bald James is painted joining his hands in a gesture of prayer. The painting was a gift from Abbot J.F. Gindre and is a masterpiece of the painter Edouard Cabanne signed and dated 1879. This 19th-century painter is notably responsible for the four large panels in the church of Salies. Numerous of the paintings he made are also kept at the Fine Arts Museum in Bordeaux and at the Saint-Denis Museum in Reims. The Bérouze chapel and the eight other chapels in the hamlets of Samoëns can be visited during hikes in the Alps. There are visits organized by the association "Les Amis des chapelles" and partial tours. These are well signposted and are organized by the Syndicat Intercommunal de la Vallée du Haut-Giffre and the General Council.

Route de Taninges 74340 Samoëns
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Clos Parchet Ecomuseum Farm

The ecomuseum farm of Clos Parchet in Samoëns is an old traditional farm. It displays a considerable collection of antique utensils. Above all, it illustrates daily life on the adrets of Samoëns.Born out of the desire to revive a traditional farmhouse dating from 1815, the Clos Parchet ecomuseum opened its doors in 1994. It welcomes the public during guided tours led by the Guides du Patrimoine Savoie Mont Blanc. Visiting the ecomuseum means discovering the history of a family from the upper Giffre valley through a genuine farm visit. It displays the entire collection of Pierre and Simone Déchavassine. Pierre Déchavassine is the founder of the ecomuseum and restorer of the buildings. Simone Déchavassine, a retired teacher, holds the diploma of Guide du Patrimoine des Pays de Savoie. She runs the museum's visits, educational and artistic activities. This farm is listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments. The building has been restored according to the old style and furnished in the 19th-century style. The main part evokes the life of that period. The pre-last century in the Haut-Giffre Valley is revealed through the kitchen (the cuzna), the main room (the pèle), the stables, the hay barn, and the outbuildings (bread oven, attic, and shed). An inventoried collection of more than 2000 utensils illustrates the work in the fields and the old trades. These are trades specific to the upper Giffre valley and more generally to Haute-Savoie: agro-pastoralism, traditional crops, wood, and stonework, etc. Testimony of the family's movement according to the altitude and the seasons, this stir farm is located at an altitude of 1000 m on the adrets (the southern slope) of Samoëns. Over time, it has changed from a temporary "mayeu" habitat to a permanent habitat. Finally abandoned, its pastureland environment must be preserved and enhanced. The visits end in the conviviality, so typical of Samoëns, around a tasting of regional products. Finally, there are special activities for school-age children. It is necessary to make an appointment to organize these visits.

Route de Joux-Plane Cessonex 74340 Samoëns
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Clos Parchet farm and folk museum tour

Come and visit the Ecomusée Farm! Get into a traditional farm rich of a period collection of daily items. You will go back to the past of a farmers' family from the Upper Giffre valley. The visit ends with a free tasting session (the visit lastes 2 hours).Visit proposed with the Savoie Mont Blanc Heritage Guides. Animations around the bread oven for the summer period Born out of the desire to revive a traditional farm dating back to 1815, the Clos Parchet ecomuseum opened its doors in 1994 and welcomes the public during guided tours led by the Guides du Patrimoine des Pays de Savoie. This farm, listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments, has been restored in the old style and furnished in the spirit of the 19th century. The main building evokes the life at that time thanks to the kitchen (la cuzna), the main room (le pèle), the stables, the hay barn, as well as the annex buildings (bread oven, attic, and shed). An inventoried collection of more than 2000 utensils illustrates the work in the fields and the old trades specific to the upper Giffre valley: agro-pastoralism, traditional crops, wood and stone work, etc... Testimony to the family's movement according to altitude and seasons, this stir farm is located at an altitude of 1000 m on the adrets (the southern slope) of Samoëns. With the passing of time, it has gone from a temporary "mayeu" habitat to a permanent inhabitant. Finally abandoned, its environment intended for grazing must be safeguarded and enhanced. The visit ends with a conviviality around a tasting of regional products. Translated with www.deepl.com/translator (free version)

Route de Joux-Plane Cessonex 74340 Samoëns
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Exchange on Georges Amoudruz with the curator in charge of the Europe Department at the Musée d'Ethnographie in Geneva

Come and visit the Ecomusée Farm! Get into a traditional farm rich of a period collection of daily items. You will go back to the past of a farmers' family from the Upper Giffre valley. The visit ends with a free tasting session (the visit lastes 2 hours).

Route de Joux-Plane Cessonex 74340 Samoëns
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Christophe Guffond lecture on archaeology and peasantry in the Giffre valley.

Come and visit the Ecomusée Farm! Get into a traditional farm rich of a period collection of daily items. You will go back to the past of a farmers' family from the Upper Giffre valley. The visit ends with a free tasting session (the visit lastes 2 hours).

Route de Joux-Plane Cessonex 74340 Samoëns
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Date and time

  • From 11/06/2024 to 11/09/2024
  • From 11/06/2025 to 11/09/2025

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Office de Tourisme de Samoëns - 08/07/2024
www.samoens.com
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From 11/06 to 11/09.

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We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾