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Castles and legends

A walk that allows you to discover the rural heritage of the Vuache area. See the church and the centre of the village, old farmhouses and farming traditions, and find out about local legends. The piedmont plains of Le Vuache reveal their authentic character.
A walk in rich, unspoilt natural surroundings. Start from the village of Vulbens (ECLA Centre). The path is not signposted for the first 5.5 kms. (Wear hiking boots and appropriate clothing if it is raining). Sightseeing: the farm at Faramaz Castle, Faramaz Castle, the hamlet of La Fontaine, Raclaz d'en bas, Raclaz d'en haut, a fortified house, the view of the Geneva Basin, chestnut trees, the church in Vulbens, Le Vuache Castle and the village of Vulbens.
Reference: FFRP Hiking Guide "Pays du Salève et du Vuache ... à pied" on sale at the Tourism Office of St Julien and the Genevois for 14.50€.

5.5 km
1 h 45 mn
max. 664 m
min. 475 m
180 m
180 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Point de départ: Parking du centre ECLA
74520 Vulbens
Lat : 46.1021Lng : 5.9323
0 m
10 d

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Open period

Throughout the year : open daily (Not recommended in bad weather.).

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Office de Tourisme des Monts de Genève - 17/01/2019
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