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Address: Annecy, France
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Extremely pleasant walk

We parked near the Refuge du Pre Verel and walked up (about 20 minutes) to the Restaurant Le Chalet de l'Aulp where the trail to La Tournette begins, although you could park at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We parked near the Refuge du Pre Verel and walked up (about 20 minutes) to the Restaurant Le Chalet de l'Aulp where the trail to La Tournette begins, although you could park at the restaurant, too. The trail up to the Refuge de la Tournette (a 2 - 3 floor enclosed structure mid-way up la Tournette) is easy. An immersive... More 

4 Thank bweeindc
Monaghan, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

choice of menu and friendly service. however we had a bit of a wait between courses and in fact cancelled deserts . Otherwise, we have eaten here a few times and love it.

2 Thank boylans2015
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We drove up with the car to La Ferme restaurant, left the car there and then walked up to the parachuting point. You can't drive up to the parachuting point, and if you do you could get a fine. We watched people parachute for a bit, which was great and then walked towards a trail in the parachuting carpark. The... More 

Thank MushyPow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A lovely day spent hiking at La Tournette. We drove all the way to the top of the dirt track and parked there. It was worth it for the walking through fields or on the road that it saved us doing. Once your there the view is already amazing, watching the paragliders, listening to the cows and enjoying the mountain... More 

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The hike and climb to the top is well worth the effort. The views are amazing with the lake on one side and the French Alps on the other. We had clear views across to Mont Blanc. Started at Col Forclaz and hiked to the Chalet Aulp and then on to the top. Beware-there are some tricky passes and also... More 

Thank NilTailor
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I hiked La Tournette alone while staying in Annecy. It was a beautiful July day - 80 degrees and sunny. I wanted to provide a little more info about the trail head for those that follow. I had a car and drove from Annecy - about 40 minutes along the lake and up a winding road with lots of bicyclists... More 

9 Thank Brad P
Montreal, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

super view. stop and refuge de l'aulp for an authentic roblochon. Pretty hard for beginner. I climbed from the lake all thru the top. took me 5 hours. 25 km. 2000m of elecation change

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Tournette is really something. Give yourself time, especially if you are not use to the region, to hike. That being said, La Tournette is special and a sense of accomplishment comes when you look at it from far away and can say I climbed that. Bring water, good shoes and something to eat, it may take awhile. Views are amazing!

3 Thank Carey T
Thoiry, Rhone-Alpes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I parked at Belchamp and hiked up to the refuge Rosairy. The hike was more difficult than expected, especially the descent due to the small stones on the trail, but feasible with a bit of effort. The first half was mostly in the forest, and the second half was out in the open. The sign said it... More 

4 Thank Stanford E
Stavanger, Norway
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The trip is said to take about 6 hrs in total, we spent almost 8 hrs before we were back by the car. There's a lot of incline to begin with, so we had rapid breaks during the hike. Such a beautiful view once you gain some height, but be ware of sudden changes in weather as we experienced a... More 

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