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.:. The walk to the "vieux château" - Saint-Cergue

Lake Geneva Region .

The walk to the "vieux château"

This one-hour walk passes by the ruins of the "vieux château" (old chateau) and offers a wonderful vantage point from which to view the breathtaking arc of Lake Geneva. At the beginning of the 14th century, the powerful lord of Thoire-Villars, built this fortified chateau in its remarkable position to defend the strategic Saint-Cergue road. But the structure didn't remain in the hands of this family for long. After falling under the control of several different overlords, it was finally destroyed in 1476 by Swiss fighters in one of their attacks against the Burgundians...

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Country : Suisse
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Starting place : 01264 - Saint Cergue
Arrival place : 01264 - Saint Cergue
Type : Loop
Mountain : Jura
Distance : 2.78 km
Elevation + : 149 m
Elevation - : 149 m
Marking : N.A.
IGN map reference: swisstopo
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Author: Office du Tourisme du Canton de Vaud
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Has been entered on : 09/07/2008
Last updated : 09/07/2008
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