A walk to Château Saint Michel

in Servoz
Presentation

The ruins of a castle that dates from around 1300 and that belonged to Beatrix de Savoie, Lady of Faucigny. Chapel. Saint Bernard dog kennels. Rock-climbing school.

From Servoz, head to the entrance of the village of Le Lac, near Notre-Dame du
Lac chapel (worth a visit). Here, a footpath takes you up along the left bank of the Arve towards a rocky, wooded promontory. The ruins lay on the summit (871 m). All that remains are an overgrown tower and wall.
The path continues in the woods:
• on the left towards Le Pelissier bridge. Cross this to reach the
local road to Servoz, past the rock-climbing school and the chalet.
• on the right towards the car park near the Hotel de la Fontaine. From there, easy access for a visit of the Saint Bernard dog kennels. Then go back to the village of Le Lac and to Servoz via a path alongside the railway track.

Difficulty
Easy (valley bottom)
Distance
2.2km
Starting point altitude
820m
Highest point
865m
Elevation gain
69m
Elevation losses
69m
Round trip timing
2h
Rates
Free of charge.
Opening dates
From 01/05 to 31/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
A walk to Château Saint Michel

74310 Servoz