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The vineyard path

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Medium
2h
4.9km
Loop
+308m
-308m

Description

Overlooking the River Leysse, below the village, the itinerary allows you to travel through areas that were planted with vines in the past and to discover the traces of this activity: numerous vine stocks, stakes from the former trellis and even several "sartos" (small cabins).
Discover -Château de Salins (private): this castle is situated below the village hall, dominating the Leysse riverbed and facing the Château de la Bâtie on the other riverbank. It consists of a tower within the 16th- and 17th-century main buildings. -Viewpoint of the River Leysse: along the trail, a gap in the trees allows you to spot the Leysse that flows below in a deep and sinuous gorge between the Trou de l'Enfer (Hell Hole) and the Bout du Monde. Interesting titbits The trail on the hillside brings you in close proximity to 4 "sartos" (small storehouses), more or less restored. These small houses built by the mountain people near their vines, were used for storing the tools and implements necessary for daily work. Some "sartos" even had a bedroom upstairs for spending the night; the majority were equipped with a tank for harvesting rainwater from the roof for making the fungicide "Bouillie Bordelaise" or "Bordeaux Mixture" (with its characteristic blue colour), which was then sprayed on the foliage. "Sarto" comes from "sarre-tôt" from the Savoyard dialect meaning the place where everything is put close together.

Pricing

Free access.

Langues

French

Route GPX track

Address
Salle des Fêtes, 73230, Saint-Jean-d'Arvey
Opening
All year round. Subject to favorable weather.