Discover the Hamlets of Saint Jean d'Arves. Les Chambons comes from the Latin "Campus Bonus" which means "good field" "rich ground". Plan Gaspard, formerly called "Plangaspard" designs this flat area.
Family walk, accessible with a pushchair.
- Round trip : 1h15
- Level : Easy (regular slope)
- Shuttle stop : Les Chambons
- Interest : Panorama on the main hamlets of Saint Jean d'Arves "ski side" / Visit of "Infusions des Aiguilles d'Arves" (hours ont the entertainment program).
Start from the bridge at the entrance of the hamlet Les Chambons.
Cross the bridge and follow the road walking by a cross (on your left) and the chapel “Saint Antoine and Saint Roch”. Keep walking up until the last house of the hamlet “Le Clos d’Ornon”. From there, turn around and enjoy the lovely landscape. Keep walking on this road surrounded by thickets until you arrive at the hamlet “Les Côtes”. When the houses are on your back (look at the Aiguilles d’Arves), you will see the “plateau des Enversins” (snowshoe walk “Chambons sector”).
Down below, in the valley Rieux Bouchard, you can frequently see roe deers and does. Keep going up to reach a hairpin bend. A little bit further, you will find the hamlet of la Curiaz and plan Gaspard, where most of the homes are traditional farms, one of which is still in operation. If you go until the end of the parking lot, you will have a great view of the left bank of the Arvan river et the ski resort with on the further west the Ouillon summit (2432m); on your left a little closer Mont Corbier summit (antenna 2265m) and you the right Mount Charvin (2207m) and the Outraz forest. In this spot, you are at the same height than the hamlet of La Chal, on the edge of the glacial moraine.
These hamlets are said “rising sun” because at all season, they are the first ones to have the sun in the morning.
On the way back, take the same itinerary.
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