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The Alpine Meadows of Arâches
The Alpine Meadows of Arâches
The Alpine Meadows of Arâches

The Alpine Meadows of Arâches

The Pierre à Laya is a “glacial erratic” deposited as the ice retreated.

Cross the road and head towards the centre of the village. At the fountain, go left up a one-way street and follow a minor road to a pale-yellow house.During the last glaciation a 200-metre thick glacier covered Arâches. An gentle stroll starting in the village of Arâches.Once upon a time, a giant came down from Flaine to the valley. At Laya, just outside Arâches, he was brought to a halt by a stone digging into his foot. He took off his boot and emptied out a huge rock, which embedded itself into the ground. The giant’s stone still lies in that field at Laya, were it is known as the Pierre à Laya.and the Arve Valley. Type of itinerary : circuit. Maps: IGN Top 25 n° 3530 ET Samoëns Haut-Giffre

6.5 km
2 h
max. 1102 m
min. 953 m
200 m
200 m
Styles : HikingMountain

Starting point

74300 Araches-la-frasse
Lat : 46.043Lng : 6.63205
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"La Pierre a Laya" rocks

Rocks left behind the receding glacier that once filled these areas

La Pierre à Laya 74300 Les Carroz-d'Arâches
Lat : 46.0408Lng : 6.62471
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Open period

From 15/05 to 01/11.

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Conseil départemental de la Haute-Savoie - Pôle Animation Territoriale et Développement Durable - 12/01/2018
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