La Roche-sur-Foron

La Roche-sur-Foron is a town in Haute-Savoie, located between Annecy and Annemasse. It used to be the capital of the County of Geneva in earlier medieval times, until it was moved to Annecy. I went there on a day trip at the beginning of Spring: I walked around the medieval town and in the nature around it.

Above, SNCF train station.

Above, Chapelle des Bernardines.

Above, Le Foron, the river referenced in the name of the city.

Above, Pont Renaud.

Above, tower of Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Above, Tour des Comtes de Genève, a tower dating from the time La Roche-sur-Foron was the capital of the County of Geneva. It can be visited, mostly during summer.

Above, in the medieval town.

Above, behind the church.

Above, medieval gate.

Above, FLS is the Front de Libération de la Savoie.

Above, another medieval gate, between the medieval town and the castles.

Above, Château de Saix.

Above, Château de l’Echelle.

Above, in Parc du Château de l’Echelle, looking at the Bornes mountains.

Above, Pointe d’Andey.

Above, Le Môle.

Above, the Tower seen from the park.

Above, I went on a walk in the forest near the city.

Above, primrose.

Above, the old dam reservoir, on the river Foron. Back in the 19th century, La Roche-sur-Foron was one of the first electrified cities in the world.

Above, chapel at Sanctuaire de la Bénite Fontaine.

Above, path of the cross on the way to the Fountain.

Above, Ruisseau du Creux des Mouilles.

Above, Bornes.

Above, Le Môle.

Above, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Above, medieval engraving.

Above, at the train station, waiting for the train back to Annecy.


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