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Sentier des métamorphoses, la légende du Moulin de la Serpe

Sentier des métamorphoses, la légende du Moulin de la Serpe
Sentier des métamorphoses, la légende du Moulin de la Serpe
Sentier des métamorphoses, la légende du Moulin de la Serpe

Description

A lovely walk to discover Sciez and its natural and historical sites: the Guidou estate, Coudrée and its castle, the boxwood, the mill ruins... Keep your eyes peeled for signs of wild boar and beavers.
Beware of passages with steps not suitable for baby carriages. In wet weather, the path may be slippery in places.

Following in the footsteps of the Légende du moulin de la Serpe, discover the nature, people and history of Sciez. And, like the grain of wheat under the millstone, the metamorphoses of this route will find you changed on your return. Interpretation stations along the way will give you a better understanding of this unique heritage. Each of the eleven stops corresponds to a page in the booklet, available free of charge from the Sciez Tourist Office. Enjoy your walk through the Sciez hinterland!

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Walking
Difficulty
Very easy
Duration
3h
Dist.
7 km
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Starting point

Port de Sciez-sur-Léman 650 route du Port , 74140 Sciez
Lat : 46.340089Lng : 6.39103

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Marina of Sciez

Near by the city center, the marina is awarded the Blue Flag and offers about 400 mooring places with all equipments for the welcoming of yachtsmen and visitors : toilets, showers, car and trailer park, restaurants, bars, pizzerias...The Harbour Master's Office welcomes you all year round and offers a wide range of services: overnight berths, shower and toilet facilities, car and trailer parking nearby... In the immediate vicinity of the Port, you can also enjoy the Sciez beach, restaurants, bars and pizzerias, as well as a wide range of leisure activities. To stay in the port All boats must be insured and registered with Maritime Affairs or Inland Waters, with their identification number marked on the hull. Sub-letting by the petitioner is strictly forbidden; however, while the berth is unoccupied, the municipal authority reserves the right to use it for its own benefit (CF article 3b of the operating regulations). Boats in a state of abandonment and presenting a flotation hazard: processing fee: €30 Defective mooring presenting a danger to users and port infrastructures: port warden intervention: €10 Unauthorized removal of moored boats, handling fee: €50 Each seasonal reservation must be accompanied by a deposit cheque for 30% of the total invoice amount, to be paid in full on arrival of the boat. In the event of cancellation 15 days before the rental period, no refund will be made. Boater badges (launching, w.c. showers) €10 Post rental reminder, administration fee: 50 €.

650 route du Port 74140 Sciez
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Domaine de Guidou

This preserved natural site is made up of mosaic of ecosystems which constitute important habitat for numerous species of birds, plants...This site holds the labels "Natura 2000", "Birds Directive" and "Habitat Directive". The abundant and particular fauna and flora are highly protected. The richness of rare species such as the calamitic toad or wild leopard have been the subject of diagnoses and inventories. The Bois de Buis, called buxaie, is a very beautiful curiosity to discover as well. Currently owned by the Conservatoire de "l'Espace Littoral et des Rivages Lacustres", the Domaine de Guidou is composed of a mosaic of environments. In particular, it presents a flooded meadow that is a favorite staging area for many species of waterbirds: shorebirds (barking, sylvain, ass-white, harlequin, etc.), wading birds (Little Egret, Purple Heron or Night Heron, Squacco Heron, etc.), ducks (Northern Shoveler, whistler, winter and summer teal, etc.), passerines (Wagtail, etc.). The nearby Excenevex-Coudrée beach, whose sandbanks are largely uncovered in the spring when Lac Léman is emptied, completes this stopping-off facility, which is also home to many species of birds: shorebirds, ducks

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Les Aigles du Léman

Enter one of the largest parks dedicated to raptors with 80 species, 250 animals on 8 hectares of protected nature.Les Aigles du Léman offers you the opportunity to approach the birds in their different sailboats, including the largest "Land of the Eagles" in which 60 birds roam freely around you over 18,000 m². Find in this space an educational exhibition to understand our environment and the role of raptors on earth. Demonstrations of birds in flight above your heads with impressive wingspans. And also equestrian falconry for memorable adventures! At your disposal: a picnic area, a restaurant / cafeteria, snack bar, access for people with reduced mobility, free parking The park presents 5 different daily shows including a chivalry show, a large raptor show, a presentation of waterfowl, the equestrian falconry show and Robin Hood. Lapinodrome: space dedicated to the little ones in which they will have direct access with our soft rabbits. On the spot : The bar restaurant "La Fauconnerie": self-service and beautiful terrace with flowers and shaded, every day and at all hours cool drinks, coffees, ice cream, snacks, etc. The Balbu'bar Snack: located in the new giant aviary La Lagune. Enjoy a huge terrace in front of the Osprey fishing pond to enjoy sandwiches, ice creams, cold drinks, cakes and sweets.

route du Moulin de la Glacière Domaine de Guidou 74140 Sciez
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Firemen’s Museum of Haute-Savoie

Discover the history of the equipment of the Fire Brigade and that of the rescuers of the whole Haute-Savoie, from the 1930s to the present day: hand pumps, vehicles, clothing, videos…The fire brigade museum of Haute Savoie invites you to discover its hand pumps, its vehicles, its outfits which have marked the history of the Firefighters from 1900 to the present day. This museum is the living testimony of the dedication and courage of our fire soldiers for whom the motto remains the same whatever the time: "Save or Perish". Let us guide you according to your desires in this journey through the centuries. Let your passion, your pleasure or your curiosity speak and push the door of the museum ...

217 route du Moulin de la Glacière Domaine de Guidou 74140 Sciez
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Jean Hallemans Museum of Prehistory and Geology

Discover the history of the Earth, of life, of the Alps and of prehistoric man in Haute-Savoie through exhibitions for the whole family. Numerous activities and workshops for all are offered throughout the year.Discover the history of the Earth and of life, of the Alps, the history of our landscape, as well as the evolution of prehistoric man in Haute-Savoie through many objects to touch, reconstructions, fossils and archaeological objects . Enjoy the last few weeks of The temporary exhibition "Catastrophe!" presents the natural risks on the territory of Chablais: tsunamis of Leman Lake, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, floods ... See you in may for the exhibition "préhisto-Food". In addition to visiting the museum, many activities are offered throughout the year. During the Easter, summer and Pentecost holidays, put yourself in the shoes of our ancestors! Workshops for children and adults are offered in the morning and afternoon. Archaeological excavation, parietal art, Neolithic kitchen, fire workshop, flint cutting hunt and many more!

207 Route du Moulin de la Glacière Espace Pierre Chappuis 74140 Sciez
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Theatre Guidou

This intimate 80-place stepped theatre welcomes shows, plays, concerts, cinema and meetings ... Easy access with a convivial bar, this theatre is open year round and offers a wide range of cultural events of a very high quality.

207 route du Moulin de la Glacière 74140 Sciez
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Office de Tourisme intercommunal Destination Léman - 25/04/2024
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Open period

Accessible all year round. Caution in case of heavy rain, slippery terrain in places.

Contact

Phone : 04 50 72 64 57

Email : accueil@destination-leman.com

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