• Distance : 4,2 km

  • Walking time : 1h15

  • Altitudes : lowest point 777 m ; highest point 864 m

  • Elevation : gain 164 m ; drop 131 m

 

Grandvillard – Le Bu – Lessoc

The route leaves Grandvillard, crossing Marais stream just below the waterfall and cave, and returns to the forest where the valley floor stands in contrast to the plains north of Grandvillard. Leaving the forest, you arrive in Bu. 200 meters above sits Notre Dame du Roc, a little chapel built in 1684. The route crosses pastures then returns to the paved road just before Lessoc. At the village entrance stands Saint-Martin church, built in 1627. Be sure to stop and look at the particularly interesting wooden barrel vault. In the middle of the village, a 1796 fountain is also worth a visit. Its bulbous dome covering was built in 1809, a gift from a cheese merchant living in Lyon, but originally from Lessoc.

 

 

Highlights

Banneret House

This 1666 home belonged to Pierre de la Tinaz, knight banneret of Montsalvens. Built in 1666, this house was restored in 1962. It is one of the most well preserved homes in the Intyamon.
Its magnificient cermonial façade has remarkably sculpted embracing window and door frames. The interior features a beautiful 1664 molasse wood burning stove and lavish crown molded ceilings.

 

Bu Chapel

Late 17th century octagonal chapel. This chapel is also known as Notre-Dame-des-Neiges (our lady of the snow) chapel because according to legend, the Virgin Mary herself chose the spot for this chapel by making snow flakes fall here in August. Built in 1684, the chapel has an octagonal layout and a bell tower overlooking an imperial roof. The capstone of the vaulted ceiling is decorated with the founders' shields: the Castella brothers (Neirivue parish priest), Jean (Broc prior) and Jacques (lieutenant). Their coat of arms are also featured on the 1685 baroque retable.

 

Accommodation and dining facilities

The Park offers a list of agritourism accommodations that includes alternative accommodation, food and cheese-making demonstrations in the Park. Alternative accommodation includes chalets, refuges, B&Bs and guest rooms.



Public transport

Information and timetable: www.sbb.ch – Rail Service 0848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min.)

Grandvillard : bus TPF (line 264 Bulle – Grandvillard). Stop Grandvillard, village

Lessoc : TPF train (Bulle - Montbovon). Stop Lessoc 

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKET REFUNDS

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TICKET REFUNDS

When you produce a valid public transport ticket for the dates of your package, we will refund you the price of a half-fare public transport ticket from your home in Switzerland (or from your point of entry in Switzerland) to your destination in the Park. If you decide to stay for two or more additional nights in the Park – either prior to the start of or at the end of your chosen package deal – we will refund you the price of a full-fare public transport ticket.

Information

 

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