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Jourdy Cave
Jourdy Cave

Jourdy Cave

It isn’t common to see a site such as Jourdy Cave in our valley. From this vast cavity flows a source of fresh water.
The walk begins with a steep trail and then a small footpath, just as steep. The trail is actually a Way of the Cross, with thirteen stations. You’re in for a surprise. The cave has been turned into a sanctuary dedicated to the Holy Family. A flow of fresh air comes up from its depths.

For a long time, Jourdy cave was used as a hiding place for the vicars of Mieussy during the period of terror from 1792 to 1796. There is a plaque fixed to the wall of the cave to display that this sanctuary for the Holy Family was first established on 8th May 1881.

1.9 km
35 mn
max. 1179 m
min. 875 m
246 m
286 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Parking du Jourdy
74440 Mieussy
Lat : 46.141642Lng : 6.527249
0 m
20 h

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Phone : 04 50 34 25 05

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Open period

From 15/05 to 15/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Updated by

Praz de Lys Sommand Tourisme - 23/05/2022
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