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Cicerone Guides: Walking in the Haute Savoie, Book 2: South: 30 Walks between Annecy and Chamonix

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Janette Norton (Author)

235 pages, colour photos , colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #75760 | ISBN: 1852841966
Out of Print Details
Paperback | laminated cover (not waterproof) | Jun 2005 | #175707 | ISBN: 1852844116
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Clearance price: £8.42 £12.95 (Save £4.53) $11/€10 approx

About this book

The Haute Savoie region of France lies in the southeast of the country below Lake Geneva. While the region is probably best known for its famous Mont Blanc range, this guide opens up to walkers the dozens of other, less frequented mountains in the Haute Savoie, which are just as delightful. This guide is the second of a series of two volumes covering the walking possibilities in the Haute Savoie. Book 1 covers gentle pre-alps south of Lake Geneva (Chablais, Salve and Valle Verte), across to the Swiss border. Book 2 covers the higher peaks to the south, between Annecy and Chamonix, and describes 30 walks in the area. Both volumes of the guide also give historical background, descriptions of the different areas the walks start from, plus additional information regarding the towns and villages which can be used as centres. There are chapters concerning how to get there, equipment, walk explanations, flora and fauna.


Contents

INTRODUCTION
Walking in the Haute Savoie
Using the Guide
Some Important Walking Rules
How to Get There
When to Go
Equipment and Clothing
Accommodation and Refuges
Savoyard Food and Drink
Flowers and Butterflies
Wildlife
A Short History of the Haute Savoie
The Regions of the Haute Savoie

Faucigny/Haut Giffre Region
Overlooking Chamonix Valley
1 The Plateau d’Assy
2 Refuge du Moëde d’Anterne
Overlooking Cluses
3 Pointe de Chevran
Samoëns/Sixt Area
4 Lac de Vogealle
5 Lac de Gers
6 Lac d’Anterne/Refuge de Sales
7 Chalets de Criou
8 Tête de Bostan
Taninges/Praz de Lys Area
9 Pointe de Marcelly
10 Pointe d’Uble
11 La Haute Pointe
Near St-Jeoire
12 Pointe des Brasses
13 Le Mðle

Aravis/Borne Region
La Clusaz Area
14 Boucle des Confins
15 Le Trou de la Mouche
16 Le Circuit des Annes
17 Boucle du Lac de Lessy
18 Boucle de St-Jean-de-Sixt
Thðnes Area
19 La Pointe d’Orsière
20 Tour de la Tulle
21 Tour de Sulens
22 Tour de l’Aiguille de la Tournette
23 Boucle des Tervelles
Near La Roche-sur-Foron
24 La Roche Parnal
25 Montagne de Sous-Dine
26 Plateau des Glières
Lake Annecy Area
27 Le Parmelan
28 Cascade d’Angon
29 La Tournette
30 Taillefer Ridge and Le Roc des Boeufs
 
Appendix 1 Maps used in the Guide
Appendix 2 Tourist Offices and Syndicats d’Initiative
Appendix 3 Market Days
Appendix 4 Glossary of Useful French Words


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Biography

Janette Norton has lived in France (near Geneva) for over 30 years with her physicist husband, Alan, raising four children and working in the marketing field. Her love of mountain walking dates from the time she was a guide in her twenties, and the proximity of the Alps and Jura to her home has enabled her to continue her passion. Now her family has grown up, she has branched out to explore other areas of France. Other Cicerone books by the author: Walking in the Haute Savoie, Walking in Provence

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