Thematic routes: Fenêtre sur Plaine

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  • View of La Chapelle d'Abondance
    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    “Fenêtre sur plaine” is more than just a walking itinerary, it’s a discovery trail around the village and the plain.
    3 possible loops ranging from 1 h to 2 h 30.

    A discovery trail around the suroundings of of the village and around the plain, a vast, unspoilt area, to explore the many facets of the area’s heritage and identity, the mysteries of water, the border and the valley’s geological history.

    Three loops are available, starting from the church parking lot.
    – the full circuit: 9 km; altitude difference: 170 m; duration: 2 h 30.
    – variant 1 via lecenter: 3.3 km; difference in altitude: 80 m; 1 hour.
    – variant 2 via la Fruitière: 5.4 km; ascent: 150 m; 1 h 30.

    Here are the eleven stages that await you on the complete circuit:
    1. Saint-Maurice church, La Chapelle d’Abondance (audio-guide available free of charge from the tourist information office).
    2. The deer park
    3. Mediterranean brown trout in the Chevenne stream
    4. The Raffos
    5. Downstream
    6. Water mystery!
    7. Upstream…
    8. The Panthiaz dike
    9. The border
    10. La Plaine biological corridor
    11. Timber floating
    12. Romantic mountain
    13. The hamlet of Passengués

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    Services & Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Parking
    • Public WC
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Level green –very easy
    • For beginners / novice


    All year round.

    Subject to favorable weather.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

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

    Age range

    Minimum age : 5 years


    Free access.


    Place de l'église
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Free parking at the St-Maurice church parking lot, where the routes start. Shuttle bus stop at St-Maurice church for communal routes (winter only), Columbus (winter and summer) and route 121. Route de la Batelle circuit starts opposite the St-Maurice church parking lot.

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Waterside
    • Riverside
    • Forest location
    • Mountain view