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On the border path

Credit : Fabrice Domergue

A footpath that straddles the Franco-Swiss border reveals the many hidden or forgotten faces of the architectural, historic, rural and natural heritage of the Geneva Basin.
Sightseeing: the remains of the Roman tile-making works in Fargout Woods, the Roman encampment in Chancy, the tile-making works, the castle and church in Pougny, an old bridge over the River Rhône, Chancy Bridge, the old ford across the Rhône, the woodlands and riverbanks, the islands downstream from Collonges (once a river crossing), l'Etournel (biotope protected by a Prefectoral Order), border stone no. 1 (Vers-Vaux) dating from 1816, the fluvio-glacial terraces, the steps and the Sardinian marker. On the way, you will pass through the village of Valleir in Haute-Savoie, Chancy in Switzerland and Pougny in Ain. The walk takes 5 hrs 30 mins.
For more details (map, route, description...), you can obtain the Hiking Guide with 37 walks and hikes: "Pays du Salève et du Vuache à pied". On sale at the Tourism Office of St Julien and the Genevois for 14.50€.

15 km
4 h
max. 481 m
min. 332 m
220 m
220 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Point de départ: Parking de la Mairie de Valleiry
74520 Valleiry
Lat : 46.1073Lng : 5.96687
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Border marker no. 1

In 1815, Geneva was a member of the Swiss Confederation and was surrounded...Read more

74520 Valleiry
Lat : 46.1293Lng : 5.95575
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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 - 05/12/2018
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