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Explore Saint-Bon

Explore Saint-Bon

Credit : Courchevel Tourisme

Hidden heritage trail through the village of Saint-Bon.
The following trail is downhill but you can do it both ways.

Saint-Bon and Le Praz were the two biggest villages before the Courchevel resort was founded in 1946. Most of the local population still lives here to this day. Saint-Bon, at an altitude of 1100m, is the capital of the area where you’ll find a town hall and parish church. The first hotel, Le Lac Bleu, opened here in 1908. Le Praz, at an altitude of 1300m, was the highest constantly inhabited village until Courchevel’s foundation with which it is linked by ski lifts and pistes. Both villages still have the traditional charm of the mountain setting.

A main road divides Saint-Bon into two separate areas: Saint-Bon-Le-Haut and Saint-Bon-Le-Bas.
Visit the Baroque Saint-Bon Church. Wander through the streets in search of Place du Mollard and its endless views of the valley, the old communal oven in the village which now houses the still, the old mill and even the 19th century holiday homes. Keep your eyes peeled and observe the architectural simplicity of the houses and barns built by Saint-Bon families who managed to adapt their infrastructure to the harsh terrain to live almost solely on agro-pastoralism until the mid-20th century.

1.4 km
1 h
max. 1133 m
min. 1054 m
65 m
-91 m
Styles : BaladeDiscovery
Public : FamilyOccasional hikersSeniors

Starting point


73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4337Lng : 6.63716
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From Saint-Bon-Le-Haut

From the car park near the cemetery or the Saint-Bon-le-Haut shuttle bus stop, cross the road and turn right up to the village of Saint-Bon-le-Haut.

D91A 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4337Lng : 6.63716
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PLACE DU MOLLARD

PLACE DU MOLLARD (Saint-Bon-Le-Haut) Views of Bozel Valley and...Read more

Place du Mollard 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4346Lng : 6.63523
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BREAD OVEN AND STILL

BREAD OVEN AND STILL (Saint-Bon-Le-Haut)
This former bread oven has retained its wall and quarter-sphere vault. It now houses the communal still managed by the L’Alambic Saint-Bonnais Association which, every autumn, keeps the still tradition alive.

Rue de Nice 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4337Lng : 6.63568
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The Town Hall and the church

TOWN HALL Saint-Bon Town Hall dates back to 1870 and is the...Read more

Rue de Nice 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4344Lng : 6.63733
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To Place du Mollard

Continue walking up to the village then turn right onto Rue du Coin to reach Place du Mollard.

Rue des Envers 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4339Lng : 6.63564
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MILL – known as Pierre Pachod,

MILL – known as Pierre Pachod, (Saint-Bon-Le-Bas) This private...Read more

Rue Ferronne 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4348Lng : 6.63873
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Downhill to the church

Retrace your steps until the small square where you can see the Saint-Bon oratory. After that, turn left down Rue de Nice to the church forecourt.

Place du Mollard 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4347Lng : 6.63513
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HOLIDAY HOMES

It’s easy to spot the holiday homes in the village of Saint-Bon. Their...Read more

Rue des Moulins 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4351Lng : 6.63944
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The village’s old mill

The village’s old mill
Walk along Rue de l'Ancien Four on your right to the village mill.

Rue des Moulins 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4349Lng : 6.63854
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Saint-Bon-Le-Bas

Cross the road to explore Saint-Bon-le-Bas.
Walk along the main road, Rue des Moulins.

Place de la Mairie 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4346Lng : 6.63744
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Downhill to the bottom of the village

Keep walking to the bottom of the village where you’ll find one of Saint-Bon’s holiday homes.

Passage de l'Ancien Four 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4349Lng : 6.63885
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End of walk

Turn left to reach the Saint-Bon-le-Bas shuttle bus stop or go back to the start point along the village’s other streets.

Rue des Moulins 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4351Lng : 6.63969
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1 comment

jdelfosse1 Magnifique balade !

3 ans
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