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Gex-Le Creux de l’Envers

Hiking Route · Pays de Gex and its Monts Jura resort
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  • A) départ ; se diriger vers le carrefour Place Perdtemps.
    A) départ ; se diriger vers le carrefour Place Perdtemps.
    Photo: Anne-Marie Barbe, Jura Mountains & The French side of Geneva
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The Sarrazine gates:  a legend, dating from XIX century, tells the Gessiens could have hidden beyond these stone gates during the Sarrazins invasion in the VII and IX century.
easy
Distance 6.1 km
2:00 h
250 m
196 m
736 m
614 m
From Perdtemps square (A), place yourself at the landry and leave towards the left crossing the ‘’col de la Faucille’’ road (B).  On the small square, take a small road on the right going down to ‘’Le Moulin’’ (C). There take a left path, then a fork (D), be guided by the signposting to ‘’Haut des Galas’’(E).  Coming to a forest road, go up to a platform(F).  Continue opposite to be guided to a wide path then a tarmac road.  Do not miss, along the road (G), a downward path then going up to the gradins.  When at ‘’Seblines’’(H), take the road then go down through the path to Sarrazines gates(I).  Come back to a footbridge(J), go through then back to the ‘’Moulin’’ before entering at Perdtemps on the same path.

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Anne-Marie Barbe 
Update: January 31, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
736 m
Lowest point
614 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Restaurant la Gare
Les cocottes gessiennes
Pizza Tof
Crêperie du Jeu de l'Oie
La table de Tof
L'Essentiel

Safety information

Before leaving :

Check the general and local weather forecast, making sure there is no precipitation

Make sure you know how to get there, the height of the route, the time it will take, and the possibility of escaping (IGN map, GPS, topo-guide, etc...)

Evaluate the possible risks by asking mountain professionals, refuges, gites

Tell someone close to you about your objective and contact them if there are any changes: departure and return times, number of participants with the telephone number of each, vehicle(s), parking

Avoid going alone, use equipment suitable for the activity, adjusted and in good condition, headlamp, complete first aid kit, survival blanket, etc.

Emergency call : 112

Tips and hints

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Start

Perdtemps square - Gex (641 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.335760, 6.057558
DMS
46°20'08.7"N 6°03'27.2"E
UTM
32T 273546 5135562
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Destination

Perdtemps square - Gex

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Place Perdtemps (A), stand in front of the wash house and go left across the Col de la Faucille road. On the small square, take a small road to the right, the "des Combes" path (B) leading down to "Le Moulin" (C). End of the tarmac road. There, take a path on the left, then, at a crow's foot, let yourself be guided by the signs towards "Haut des Galas" (D). Take a forest road (E), go up on the right until you reach a square (F). Continue on the opposite side of the road, following a wide path and then a tarmac road. Don't miss a downhill path at the edge of the road (G). Discover the woodcutter's wooden sculpture...then the path goes up through the steps (waterfall platform). When you arrive at the "Séblines" (H), continue along the road and then go down a path towards the Sarrazine gates (I). Return to a footbridge (J), cross it and then return to the "Moulin" before returning to Perdtemps by the same path.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.335760, 6.057558
DMS
46°20'08.7"N 6°03'27.2"E
UTM
32T 273546 5135562
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

IGN   3327 ET   Morez/Les Rousses/Col de La Faucille

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Equipment

Appropriate clothing for the season and weather conditions (cold, hot, wet...)

Hiking shoes adapted to the terrain (even for children!)

Hiking poles (useful for extra stability and joint relief)

Mobile phone and spare battery


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
250 m
Descent
196 m
Highest point
736 m
Lowest point
614 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Geological highlights Botanical highlights Healthy climate

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