What is a “montagnette”?
It is a stopover (at an altitude of 1400-1800m) occupied for a few weeks in spring and autumn when taking the herd up to the mountain pasture and back down again. Families brought their livestock from the village to the mountain pasture to graze depending on the grass. Every family on the “montagnette” had what they needed to live on and make cheese whilst having a link to the village.
When spring came, residents of the Saint-Bon hamlets “moved” to the mountains. Over the summer they made numerous journeys to and from the top and bottom of the village for farm work (hay, harvest).
Discover the old montagnettes of Saint-Bon by walking between Courchevel MOriond and Courchevel Village.
Le Vieux Moriond, Le Petit Moriond, Les Provères, Les Grangettes, Les Rois, Les Brigues, Le Lételé, La Choulière, Montgela, La Corbière etc. Aren’t these names funny? Most of them are names of parts of Courchevel Village and Courchevel Moriond and also place names. They have one thing in common: they form what was known as Les Montagnettes de Saint-Bon. Some have become part of the resort’s urban fabric: Vieux Moriond and Petit Moriond in Courchevel Moriond, and Les Provères, Les Grangettes, Les Rois, Les Brigues and Le Lételé in Courchevel Village. La Choulière, Montgela and La Corbière have kept their distance from tourist development.
Uphill or downhill walk which you can do both ways with a shuttle bus return journey.
max. 1584 m
min. 1444 m
Styles : BaladeDiscovery
Public : FamilyOccasional hikersSeniors
Set off from Vieux Moriond and visit Notre-Dame des Neiges chapel in the old part of the village. Go back up the main road and walk straight through Courchevel Moriond towards Courchevel.
Take a right at the roundabout down to La Mouria. Follow signs for Courchevel Village down a path on your left. The path goes along the upper part of Les Grandes Combes (take a look at the Force et Lumière aqueduct) to Courchevel Village near the settling tank (views of construction work on the future water leasure complex).
After walking down Rue des Gravelles, visit the former “montagnette” of Les Rois and go down Rue des Grangettes to the area of Lételé. Take a shuttle bus back to Courchevel Moriond.