This is the most comprehensive and varied walk on the Petit Salève, passing under spectacular rocky arches that have brought people here for many centuries (hermits, tourists etc.). Traces of early visitors are still visible today.
On your walk, look out for the arches and old inscriptions, the chapel in Etrembières and the Eaux-Belles spring. In Monnetier-Mornex, the 19th-century hotels and boarding houses are a reminder that the village was once a high-altitude resort particularly popular with people from the Geneva area. The magnificent Ermitage Castle is also of interest. The walk takes you along the route of the old funicular railway past the former station, now a library.
max. 742 m
min. 435 m
04 50 95 07 10
04 50 04 71 63
Website : http://www.monts-geneve.com/
All year round.
Subject to favorable weather.
Office de Tourisme de Saint-Julien et du Genevois - 30/06/2017
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In the village of Monnetier, lecterns provide information on its past as a tourist centre. In Mornex, see the plaque commemorating Richard Wagner and John Ruskin (they stayed at the Pavillon des Glycines in Mornex) and the Anglican chapel. Mont Gosse (a famous name given to the mountain by Henri Albert Gosse who lived at its summit) and the Bas-Mornex Valley are local beauty spots. Don't miss the Grand Salève (cable car, botany trail and superb views over Geneva and its lake).