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Behind the church
Grevettaz (Say Grevette !)
"Les Tappes" sawn from Colombaz
Travel Tips for Les Contamines-Montjoie
Stillness, silence and AAAaaaaaah
This village is a great place to find quietness (the last one when crossing this small valley) and to discover the northern Alps environment.
Avoid holidays periods to feel the deepest soul of this place which is one of the most preserved.
Take all the path, smell all of the fragrances, see all of these pictures to bring back home with you, and hear ! There are so much pretty things to hear in such a silence ! First snowfalls are the most beautiful moment here, and some of the inhabitants are themselves awaiting these moments.
You could easily meet some of them on this path
I try to go at least once a year to Les Contamines, since I have also some family living there. It is a village at the end of a valley from Saint-Gervais, and is also one of the better passages of the ‘Tour du Mont Blanc’: ‘la voie romaine’.
As you are at the end of a valley, most of the walking paths are going up almost immediately. If you want to walk on flat paths, you can have a nice walk between the village and ‘Notre Dame de la Gorge’, which is the end of the valley. From the village, you can also follow a bit of the river down the valley (starting at the tenniscourts and the skaterspark in the village).
Mountainbikers who want to train their climbing: from the village to the Col du Joly (via Colombaz).
Initiation for rockclimbing: at ‘L’étappe’ (sometimes written as Les Tappes). There is a small crag just beside the lake. And at the other side of the valley there is ‘La Duchère’ which has a smaller part for beginners, and a larger crag which you can reach from the walking path between the village and ‘Notre Dame de la Gorge’. There is a local association of moutain guides, that also gives rockclimbing initiations.
As for moutaineering: two classics starting from the village (from ‘Le Cugnon’): ‘le mont tondu’ and ‘Les dômes de Miage’.
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