The gorges of the Pont-du-Diable

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The gorges of the Pont-du-Diable

Located on the route of the Dranse de Morzine, Pont-du-Diable Gorge offers an impressive example of erosion in the limestone Alps the Chablais, Haute-Savoie. Sight, hearing, touch, all the senses are awakened over the course of travel.

Brief summary of history

Drawing its source under the Col de Bossetant, on the Franco-Swiss border, the Dranse River was dug in a large limestone bar of deep gorges that maintained intact their power of wonder. This configuration has been eroded over time by the rushing river. Then the cashing of the Dranse River was followed by the collapse of the roof of the cavity and thus formed an impressive natural arch: Devil's bridge.

The visit of the gorges

The walk begins through a beautiful forest of beech trees. It continues 70 meters lower, through a well-anchored gateways into the rock. A first staircase crosses a chaos of huge blocks recessed between the walls. We discover an unexpected show, the Dranse flows fifty meters below our feet, at the bottom of a real chasm.

Walls unfold as huge drapes and seen "giant potholes. These are excavations dug by the eddies of the torrent for millennia.

Useful information :

Address :
The Jotty,74200 The Vernaz
Tel :
33 (0) 4 50 72 10 39

Prices :
Adults €5.60 children (6-15 years) €3.60

Opening hours :
Open from Friday, April 26 to September 30.
Daily from 9.30 am to 6 pm. Average length of visit: 50 minutes

Good to know :
Rain capes are loaned to visit the Gorge without getting wet.
Pont-du-Diable gorges are located 9 km from the Abbey D'aulps to St-Jean-D'aulps.

Free of charge.

Where to stay:

All accommodation