Le Côteau - Saint-Julien Hermitage

Fénis, Saint-Marcel

  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    June - October
  • Departure:
    Le Côteau (1225 m)
  • Arrival:
    Saint-Julien Hermitage (1346 m)
  • Difference in level:
    150 m
  • length:
    1346 m
  • Ascent:
  • Trail sign:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

A pleasant trail in a Scotch pine wood leads to the top of mont Saint-Julien, where you will find the small church with an octagonal floor plan dedicated to Saint Gratus. A breathtaking trail towards Val Clavalité takes you to the tiny hermitage of Saint-Julien, built on a ledge over a vertical wall.
Tradition says that as the saint was martyred here, the rock wall fell with him.

Description of the route

Near a bend at kilometre 7 of the road that links the municipality of Fénis to Champromenty, in the municipality of Saint- Marcel, the road leads off and soon reaches Côteau. Take the nice path that goes through the pine wood and cuts the slopes of mount Saint-Julien. The peak, with the church of Saint Gratus, is easy to reach. From here, the itinerary descends once again to a few ruins and soon comes to the hermitage of Saint-Julien. Very picturesque itinerary: you can admire the central valley and the large valley of Clavalité.


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