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Châtel Tower

Le tour du Chatel
Le tour du chatel
Le tour du chatel
Le tour du chatel
Le tour du Châtel - Le Châtel
Le tour du chatel
Credit : G.Cosnefroy

Description

Enjoy a short stroll around Le Châtel. You'll appreciate the shady sections during the short passage through the forest, as well as the magnificent view of the Aiguilles d'Arves as you leave it.
This walk is perfect for enjoying the beautiful views from the Col du Mollard.

Option:
If you wish, you can climb to the Croix du Châtel at the top of the Col du Mollard.
Allow an extra 45 minutes on your walking time.
At Plan de la Croix, take the path leading up to the Croix du Châtel. From the Croix, head back down towards Sous la Croix du Châtel. From this crossroads, take the road back to Col du Mollard.

Please note that the Tour du Châtel is not passable in winter due to the risk of falling trees.

Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Very easy
Duration
45mn
Dist.
2 km
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

Col du Mollard Le Mollard , 73300 Albiez-Montrond
Lat : 45.210734Lng : 6.337203

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Lake of Col du Mollard

Enjoy the lake, its fantastic surroundings and great facilities for all. Picnic areas, boules, volleyball. Free parking.This lovely lake is the perfect place for a relaxing swim. Swimming is supervised in season, and the lake is divided into two sections (bathing to a maximum depth of 1.50 m and bathing to a maximum depth of 5 m). For younger children, a natural paddling pool adjoins the lake. Around the lake, you'll find 7 picnic tables, public toilets, a snack bar, children's games, volleyball and petanque courts. Coming directly from the resort's springs, the water is clean and cool (23.5° at the height of summer). It's a comfortable place to swim. From the diving platform or from your towel, you can admire the panoramic view of Mont Emy, the Aiguilles d'Arves, the Corbier and La Toussuire resorts and the village's chief town. An ideal place for all ages to swim, play, sunbathe, relax, picnic and enjoy the summer! Supervised swimming and access to the Mississipi boats and aqualudic course every day from 1pm to 7pm during the summer vacations. Free parking and WC.

Col du Mollard Le Mollard 73300 Albiez-Montrond
- Montagnicimes Office de Tourisme -
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Kavalkada Equestrian Center

If you'd like to discover or practice horse-riding, explore our forests and mountain landscapes on horse or pony. The Kavalkada equestrian center offers rides as well as lessons in the arena, for individuals or groups, by the unit or in a course.The center welcomes children and adults all summer long for weekly pony training courses, horseback rides to discover the village and the mountains, and lessons in the riding arena. 1/2-day rides: the Cochette meadows and the village of Albiez. For the little ones, pony rides of 1/2h or 1h around Chatel. For the more experienced, 1h30 rides in the mountain pastures at the foot of the Aiguilles d'Arves. Group lessons for all levels, beginners and advanced. Lessons and outings are led by state-certified instructors (group rates apply).

Col du Mollard Le Mollard 73300 Albiez-Montrond
- Montagnicimes Office de Tourisme -
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Ecomuseum Le Temps d'Antan

This museum is dedicated to the mountain way of life over a century ago and appeals to both young and old visitors. Find out about the history and skills of women at a time when the electric light bulb had only just been invented."To be alive is to be made of memory" - Philip Roth This ecomuseum takes you back to women's work in our mountains at the beginning of the 20th century, with displays of kitchen utensils, children's toys, costumes, weaving looms, furniture... as well as unusual objects such as a 1.75 m high blacksmith's bellows and a mouse trap.

Chemin de l'Adret Le Mollard 73300 Albiez-Montrond
- Montagnicimes Office de Tourisme -
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Sherpa Supermarket Albiez

At the Sherpa supermarket on the Col du Mollard, you'll find: a fine butchery-cheese-catering department, regional products, fresh bread... As well as roast chicken on Wednesdays and Sundays, and fresh fish on Thursdays (reservations recommended).Grocery, butcher's, delicatessen, rotisserie, delicatessen, cheese shop, culinary specialities: mountain beef sausages, fresh bread depot, regional products, parapharmacy, souvenirs, local press, sale of snow chains... Raclette and fondue prepared to order. Roast chicken on Wednesdays and Sundays and fresh fish on Thursdays, booking recommended. Rental of raclette, fondue, pierrade and crêpe party equipment by prior arrangement. Online sales. Home delivery (full fridge service). Electric vehicle and VTTAE charging station (in summer).

107 Rue du Ravarin Le Mollard 73300 Albiez-Montrond
- Maurienne Tourisme -
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Date and time

  • From 01/05/2024 to 15/10/2024
  • From 01/05/2025 to 15/10/2025

Additional information

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Agence alpine des territoires - 02/07/2024
www.agate-territoires.fr
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Reception conditions for animals

Dogs must be kept on a leash due to the presence of herds.

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

0/ Start at Col du Mollard, next to the riding school.
1/ Head for the Rival forest.
2/ Follow this path around the Châtel to emerge from the forest facing the Aiguilles d'Arves.
3/ Reach the Hameau des Aiguilles residence.
4/ Turn left onto the main road to reach the Col du Mollard.

Open period

From 01/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable weather.

Contact

Phone : 04 79 59 30 48

Email : albiez@montagnicimes.com

Website : faceausud.com/montagnicimes_webgl/

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We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾