Hike to Roc de Chère & Baie de Talloires

As the first hike of spring 2018, I went back to the Roc de Chère on the eastern shore of Lake Annecy. I also visited the Baie de Talloires while I was in the area. Here is the trail that I followed (download KML):

The Roc de Chère is a short and easy trail, suitable for early spring since the low elevation means snow has cleared by then. I went to Menthon-Saint-Bernard by bike and parked near the Palace de Menthon. I reached the Belvèdère du Roc de Chère (viewpoint) after a while. Instead of returning directly, I took a trail down to Talloires. Once there, I walked along the shore of the lake in order to loop back to the trail I took earlier and followed it down to Menthon-Saint-Bernard.

Above, Lake Annecy seen from Plage d’Albigny in Annecy-le-Vieux.

Above, Chapeau de Napoléon between Mont Baron and Mont Baret.

Above, port of Veyrier-du-Lac, on the way to Menthon-Saint-Bernard.

Above, Mont Veyrier and Mont Baron.

Above, city beach of Veyrier-du-Lac.

Above, Semnoz on the other side.

Above, city beach of Menthon-Saint-Bernard.

Above, Mont Baret.

Above, Dents de Lanfon.

Above, dock on the promenade along the lake in Menthon.

Above, looking north.

Above, Palace de Menthon and Roc de Chère behind it.

Above, port of Menthon-Saint-Bernard.

Above, Castle of Menthon.

Above, tomb of Hippolyte Taine in the Roc de Chère.

Above, on the trail.

Above, Belvédère with many people.

Above, snow on the Bauges mountains.

Above, Château de Châteauvieux in Duingt, on the other side of lake.

Above, on the way down to Talloires.

Above, Baie de Talloires and Petit Lac.

Above, Taillefer and Montagne d’Entrevernes.

Above, La Tournette.

Above, Lanfonnet.

Above, in Talloires.

Above, Eglise Saint-Maurice.

Above, Ermitage de Saint-Germain.

Above, statue of Claude-Louis Berthollet, a native of Talloires.

Above, city beach of Talloires.

Above, Pointe de la Sambuy, Pointe de Vélan and Pointe d’Arcalod.

Above, Montagne du Charbon.

Above, at the Bay.

Above, Roc de Chère on the other side.

Above, Abbaye de Talloire, now a high-end hotel.

Above, narrow path to reach the trail back up.

Above, Rocher du Roux and Pointe de la Rochette.

Above, back in the forest.

Above, Grotte aux Oiseaux.

Above, golf course.

Above, back in Menthon-Saint-Bernard.

Above, Mont Veyrier and Mont Baron.

Above, Montagne d’Entrevernes.

Above, bike ride back to Annecy.

Above, Col de Leschaux and Mont Colombier.

Above, back at the Petit Port in Annecy-le-Vieux.

Above, sunset on Basilique de la Visitation.


Walk in Seynod: Parc du Val Vert, Parc du Pré de Vassy

Last winter, I went on a walk in Seynod, a neighbourhood of Annecy. Coming from the old town of Annecy, I visited Parc du Val Vert and Parc du Pré de Vassy, then went back.

Above, coming from the Thiou river in Annecy.

Above, in the ZAE de Vovray – Barral – Val Vert.

Above, entrance of Parc du Val Vert.

Above, “Danger de Mort” (Danger of Death).

Above, fish tail.

Above, Bassin de Loverchy, an overflow reservoir for the Loverchy river.

Above, Loverchy river (Ruisseau de Loverchy).

Above, the grid in the reservoir is shaped like the head of a fish.

Above, a large housing development near Parc du Val Vert.

Above, Monument du Souvenir Français.

Above, Parc du Pré de Vassy.

Above, pond inside the park.

Above, Seynod city hall and public library.

Above, back at Parc du Val Vert on the way back to Annecy.

Above, Thiou river seen from the Pont Neuf in Annecy.

Bike ride to Saint-Jorioz along Lake Annecy / Marais de l’Enfer

Last winter, I took my bike on the Voie Verte (bike road) along Lake Annecy until I reached Saint-Jorioz. There was a great view on the Bornes mountains from there. On the way back, I stoped at the Marais de l’Enfer (Swamp of Hell), a nature reserve on the shore of the lake.

Above, the lake in Annecy.

Above, firemen watering the lake.

Above, Parmelan.

Above, La Tournette.

Above, Ile aux Cygnes.

Above, Mont Veyrier.

Above, Montagne de la Mandallaz.

Above, Promenade Cheltenham.

Above, Salève in the background.

Above, Montagne d’Entrevernes to the south.

Above, leaving Annecy.

Above, in Sévrier.

Above, Dents de Lanfon.

Above, Promenade des Seines.

Above, Dents de Lanfon, Lanfonnet and Tournette.

Above, Semnoz.

Above, Mont Baret.

Above, at the Plage Municipale (City beach) of Sévrier.

Above, Port of Sévrier.

Above, snow on La Tournette.

Above, Voie Verte.

Above, in Saint-Jorioz.

Above, Château de Menthon, on Col de Bluffy.

Above, cliff of Roc de Chère.

Above, boat terminal.

Above, port of Saint-Jorioz.

Above, donkeys.

Above, in Marais de l’Enfer, on the way to the lake.

Above, reed.

Above, on the way back to Annecy.

Above, small canal in the old town.

Above, view from Pont des Amours.

Eglise Saint-Maurice (Annecy)

The Eglise Saint-Maurice is a catholic church located in the old town of Annecy. It was built in the 15th century, making it the oldest church in the city.

Above, statue of Saint Maurice, patron saint of the Duchy of Savoie.

Above, pipe organ.

Above, canal passing under the church.

Above, the church seen from Canal du Vassé.