La Casse Déserte, an illustration of the work of erosion © Arnaud Bachelard
Mont Blanc and Aiguille du Midi © Patrick Roccarora
Mercantour Park peaks from Col de la Bonette © Philippe Lemonnier
La Meije, seen from La Grave © Arnaud Bachelard
© Brice Milbergue five fingers

Rocks and boulders

Rocks and boulders on the Grandes Alpes® Route

Tossed about by powerful tectonics, the Alps are often surprising. To follow Route des Grandes Alpes® is to contemplate the spectacle of a world risen from the bottom of the seas and shaped by hundreds of millions of years of erosion and earthquakes. Here are a few glimpses...

2 UNESCO Geoparks to discover

Both located in Haute-Savoie, the UNESCO Chablais World Geopark and the UNESCO Bauge World Geoparks are territories, whose sites and landscapes are of geological interest of international importance. Geoparks aim to explore, develop and celebrate the links between a territory's geological heritage and its natural, cultural and intangible heritage.