Earlier this spring, I went on a hike to Vallée du Laudon, an area in the Bauges mountains located between Montagne d’Entrevernes and Semnoz, above Saint-Jorioz.
The Château de Chaumont is a former castle located in the village of Chaumont in Haute-Savoie, below Le Vuache. It was built starting in the 12th century and was razed by the French in the 17th century. These days, only a few fragments of walls remain, but the hill it was built on is now a park that offers a great view on the plain below and the surrounding mountains. In very clear days, it is even possible to see the Mont Blanc.
At the beginning of spring, I went on a hike on the east side of Lake Annecy: Starting at the lake in Menthon-Saint-Bernard, I walked to the castle (Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard), then below the Rochers de Moillats and, finally, visited the Ermitage de Saint-Germain on the way down to Talloires.