A fun new hiking trail!
Following on from the success of the Smugglers’ Trail, the commune of Praz-sur-Arly is opening a fun new hiking trail on 1 July, this time on the south-facing slope in the direction of the Plan de l’Aar refuge. It includes a treasure hunt with clues in a new comic book set during the French Revolution.
In order to diversify the tourist offer and promote the region’s cultural and architectural heritage, the “Communauté de communes Pays du Mont-Blanc” (CCPMB) and the communes of Combloux, Contamines, Cordon, Passy, Praz-sur-Arly and Saint-Gervais have created “The little baroque circuits”: six fun and immersive routes to discover the wealth of this heritage.
The one in Praz-sur-Arly, entitled “La Thonnaz ne sonne plus!”, is based on the world of the Adventures of Quentin and Louis, and – more specifically – on the third comic book in the series which will be published at the end of June.
The comic book evokes the period of the French Revolution and the destruction of the Tonnaz and Bonne Fontaine chapels. Myriam Bouima is the artist and Yann Jaccaz, the Mayor of Praz sur Arly, is the scriptwriter. They will present the comic book on 30 June at 17.30 in the Praz Library (see our article for more information).
To venture out on this new trail, solve the riddles along the way and find the hidden treasure, you’ll need water, a snack, good walking shoes… but also the comic book and its game kit, sold at the Praz Tourist Office for 6€.
You can also eat and sleep at the Refuge du Plan de l’Aar if you want to extend your mountain experience and enjoy the great outdoors.
Bonus: if you manage to collect all the clues, you’ll get a gift… which can be combined with gifts from other towns to create a board game!
Access / Parking
Leave the car in Praz, TAKE THE NEW SUMMER SHUTTLE BUS FREE!
To avoid parking problems in the hamlet of La Tonnaz, which has a car park with only 10 spaces, the Town Hall has decided to introduce a free shuttle bus service during the summer school holidays, which will make the following stops every 20 minutes: Parking des Varins – Belles – Village – Tonnaz. Anyone interested can use the Pysae mobile application to locate the shuttle in real time.