LOOP
in Megève

Itinéraire rando : le Creux Saint Jean et la Cascade de la Belle au Bois

A bucolic family walk combining the beauty of the site, geology and local history.
Topo / step by step

0/ From the village square, follow rue Charles Feige to place de la Résistance.

1/ Take Chemin de Calvaire opposite the underground Casino car park, the climb is steep up to the Croix St Michel.

2/ Higher up, on a small esplanade, Notre Dame de Nazareth and Notre Dame des Vertus characterized by a Byzantine cupola; at the south east corner the oratory of the Adieux.

3/ To reach the Creux St Jean, take the small grassy path to the right of the restaurant Le Refuge du Calvaire.

4/ After a short descent, the statue of Saint John the Baptist appears along the path, watching over passers-by.

5/ Follow this winding path to reach a magical place: waterfall, small stone bridge, oratory dedicated to Saint-Jean; haven of freshness and calm where the faithful came to recharge their batteries.

6/ Continue the path until you reach the small asphalt road “chemin du Maz”.

7/ You can either go up to the left for about 25 minutes to discover the Belle au Bois waterfall (delicate path).

8/ Or go down again to the right directly to the center of the village.

9/ At the height of the old Lorraine bridge near the Bar St Paul, go up a few tens of meters to the left. On the right you will see the fountain between the Church and the site of the old cemetery, the Presbytery and the village square.

Route details

Megève
Loop
Tag
Earth, Hard surface (tar, cement, floor), Not suitable for pushchairs
Autumn, Summer, Spring

A unique, new property built in the traditional French style, with many energy saving features.

From the village square, follow Rue Charles Feige to Place de la Résistance. Take the path opposite the underground car park of the Casino, the climb is steep up to the Croix St Michel.

Higher up, on a small esplanade, Notre Dame de Nazareth and Notre Dame des
Virtues characterized by a Byzantine cupola; at the south-east corner the oratory of the Adieux.

To reach the Creux St Jean, take the small grassy path to the right of the restaurant Le Refuge du Calvaire. After a short descent, the statue of Saint John the Baptist appears along the path, watching over passers-by.

Follow this winding path to arrive in a magical place: waterfall, small stone bridge, oratory dedicated to Saint-Jean; haven of freshness and calm where the faithful came to recharge their batteries.

Continue the path until you reach the small asphalt road “chemin du Maz”.

You can either go up to the left for about 25 minutes to discover the Belle au Bois waterfall (delicate path).
Or go down again to the right directly to the center of the village.

At the level of the old Lorraine bridge near the Bar St Paul, go up a few tens of meters to the left. On the right you will see the fountain between the Church and the site of the old cemetery, the Presbytery and the village square.
Pedestrian sportsHiking route
DifficultyModerateDuration01hElevation153 D- ​​/ 153 D+Distance1,3 kmMax Altitude1263 m
To download

Was this content useful to you?