Monnaz loop

Monnaz loop
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Vieux pont de Marignier
74970 Marignier
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A walk that will take you on a discovery tour above Marignier!

Depart: Marignier's old bridge
Level of difficulty: average

Access: The old bridge in Marignier, on the D6 at the exit of the village in the direction of St Jeoire. Several parking spaces are available close to the bridge.

Views: The Arve valley, Andy, the Bargy mountains, the Aravis mountains, the Môle, the Marcelly and the Mont Blanc range of mountains.

Go past the Nantillet stream and take the old Monnaz road, where you can enjoy the countryside. Once the old road comes to an end, go into the forest, taking the footpath in the direction of Coux de Marignier, via Delanchy. Walk alongside the hedge next to the meadow from where you can see the houses in Monnaz. Continue in the same direction.
Once you have come out of the forest, follow the tarmac road for 200 m and then take the footpath marked in the direction of Marignier via Delanchy. You will pass on your left a pool, walk up the steep path that goes through a forest. At the top, you will arrive close to some houses. Take the path on your right and follow it. At the summit of the Coux, you will be able to see the hamlet and plateau, with its blend of countryside and alpine pastureland, as well as the viewing point at the cross in Coux.
At this point you can cross the plateau to enjoy views of the Marcelly mountain.
Follow the direction of Le Mont d'Orchez, then double back and take the footpath downhill, following directions to Marignier Vieux Pont, alongside the electricity cables. You can either go down to Monnaz or follow the route in the direction of Marignier Vieux Pont.
Walk through the forest until you get to the panel in front of a house, then continue down the length of the private property. When you arrive at La Bourbonnyre, continue following the direction for Marignier Vieux Pont. At the reservoir, continue walking down the road as far as the road sign, then take the path on your right after the stream which takes you to Nierfait. Cross the cow field, noting the old bread oven on your left. At the stop sign, cross the road and follow the Noyer path which will take you to the "Jovet Dessous" car park. Follow the road on your right then take the first on your right, Rue de Prat.
Walk along the footpath on your right then join the road on your left at the cross in Monnaz, heading in the direction of Marignier Vieux Pont until the end of the itinerary.

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