1.2 Via le Poussin


Delicious Champoussin. This promenade offers magnificent views, alternately traversing silent forests and snowy fields.

Leaving from the large car park at the entrance to Champoussin, cross the bridge and follow the river to the right.
Walk along the hillside, taking in the spectacular views of the Rhone valley and the Vaudoise Alps along the way.
Continue on and up to the right, following a relatively steep but lovely path leading to Frâchette, where you’ll find a covered picnic area, a WC and one of the region’s best viewpoints of the Dents du Midi mountain range.
Leaving Frâchette, continue along the ridge to the picturesquely-named Gouille aux Sangliers, or Boars’ Pond. Turn right and descend towards Champoussin, crossing a second wooden bridge and a ski slope.
From here, you can head up the slope to the Chez Gaby Restaurant, or to the Le Poussin Restaurant on the hillside. Return to the car park by skirting the edges of the Champoussin ski slopes.


  • Duration 2h30min
  • Distance 6 km
  • Ascension 350
  • Descent 350


Free access.

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