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Circuit découverte : Le tour du Lac Léman

Road in Annemasse
202.8 km
Road
Easy
  • At the foot of the Jura chain and the Vaudois Alps in the Swiss part, and at the foot of the first mountains of the Alpine massif, pleasant landscapes of meadows, fields of crops, orchards, vineyards, copses, forests and flower-filled riverbanks.
  • Departure
    Annemasse
  • Difference in height
    2260 m
  • Plain text period
    All year round.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 Genève Tourisme
Promoting the city of Geneva.
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2 Geneva Flower Clock
The most famous clock in Geneva is without doubt the flower clock in the English Garden!<br/>The flower clock is just as iconic as the water jet and is much photographed by tourists. It combines the perfection of clock-making and botanical skills. Created in 1955, this floral clock is still a renowned example throughout the world.
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4 Saint-Pierre de Genève Cathedral
This cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter and an iconic symbol of Geneva (which it overlooks from the hill of Veille-Ville) also symbolises the influence of Protestant Rome.<br/>A cathedral and religious community has been on the site of Saint-Pierre since the 4th century AD. Up until the 11th century, just a single building stood on the site. However, in the 12th century the first prince-bishop of Geneva, Arducius de Faucigny, began the construction of the cathedral we can see today. The work took about a century - from 1150 to 1250.
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5 Saint-Gingolph pier
Saint-Gingolph pier
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6 Saint-Gingolph Beach (France)
With its superb views of Switzerland and the Vaud Alps, this beach is located at the entrance to the village.<br/>It includes a swimming area (supervised from July 1st to August 31st, 1pm to 7pm), a diving board, a raft, a book box and play areas for children (5 years and over). The Plage bar-restaurant offers a varied menu, largely based on local produce.
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7 Evian Tourist Office
The Evian Tourist Office has a spacious and informative reception desk. Numerous leaflets are available, a shop offers products from the office as well as Evian mineral water, and a children's area has been set up.
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8 The Funicular
Inaugurated in 1907, its function was to transport the curists from the large hotels in upper Evian to the spring, the thermal refreshment bar and the thermal establishment (today's Palais Lumière).<br/>This electrical traction funicular railway without cogs was built in several sections between 1907 and 1913 by the Lausanne engineer Koller for a subsidiary of the Société des eaux minérales. It transports the tourist clientele from the quays (port, thermal establishment and casino) to the large hotels (Splendide, Royal, Ermitage) via the Buvette Cachat (the thermal refreshment bar). It is called "the small Evian metro" because it serves six stations which are decorated with beveled earthenware tiles. Two cars with five compartments each run on the 750-metre line, including 140 metres underground. Closed in 1969, the funicular railway was started up again during summer 2002 after six years of renovation work. It belongs to the city of Evian and is listed as a historical monument. The funicular is a rare piece of European railway heritage and is one of only three survivors of listed funiculars from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The lower station is located rue du port, behind the Palais Lumière.
The upper station is at the level of the Grange au lac.
Departure: every 20 minutes from both stations.
Three intermediate stations: Sources - Mateirons - Hotel Royal.

A refreshment bar is open at the Funicular top station from 1 July to mid-September from 11am to 7.30pm.
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2260 meters of difference in height