Discovery walk « Nature and Landscapes »: the hermit’s path (youngsters)


Close to Thones, nature awakens with its rich natural environment, its fauna and flora remarkable. The Calvary trail provides an overview on the Thônain landscape in the footsteps of the hermit who lived here centuries ago.

To meet the objectives of your project, certain themes may be preferred. Any animation can therefore be built in partnership with the teacher.


Throughout this trip, students will discover the life and environment of this place as well as a panorama with stunning views over the town of Thones and valleys. Multiple topics can be addressed such as geology, landscape evolution, installing Men and biodiversity of the region.

Thanks to the exceptional situation of the site, you will discover a mix of "mountain scenery and Mediterranean" with diverse forest environments.


Visit the Living Museum and the Hermit Trail (1/2 day)

  • Group rate (20 and younger): 4,50 € / young
  • Group rate (less than 20 young people): Package € 90.00
  • Group rate (less than 10 young people): Package € 60.00

Visit the Living Museum, path of the Hermit + another activity (day)

  • Group rate (20 or more children): 7,50 € / child
  • Group rate (less than 20 children): Package € 150.00
  • Group rate (less than 10 children): Package € 100.00

Teachers and coaches receive free ...

Additional information

  • Duration: minimum 2H
  • Walking Shoes
  • Warm clothes (winter)
  • IMPORTANT: ride possible only in summer
  • IMPORTANT: This animation requires a shift in downtown Thônes (the bus travel time is taken into account during the half day or day animation)
The sawmill of Etouvières,
heritage of the Aravis mountains

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