The Nivolet cross from the Sire

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The Nivolet Cross? It's the only thing you see on the road to Chambéry! Perched at the top of its cliff at an altitude of 1547 metres, it dominates the town and Lake Bourget. Why not take a closer look?
Come on, let's get on with it! The path climbs up through the wildflowers to the beautiful Sire mountain pasture, right next to the ski lift. The walk gets off to a good start, with a superb view over Lac du Bourget and the goal of the trip in the distance: the Croix du Nivolet. Right next to it, a paraglider takes off down the slope and soars into the air! Flying in this landscape must be fantastic... Then the path enters the forest, and the cross disappears from view. We walk quietly along the wide path for a while. Then, all of a sudden, there it is - impressive! Immense, 21 metres high! Shining brightly with its aluminum plates! Its two branches extend like protective arms over the valley. The scenery is magnificent: from here, you can admire Lac du Bourget, the Chartreuse, the Bauges and Chambéry. Now, as we look down on it, we'll be reminded of that beautiful walk.


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Le Sire, 73230, La Féclaz
From 01/05 to 31/10. Subject to favorable weather.