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Bois du petit-CHÂTEAU (C)
Hôpital (D)

via la Sombaille

5,07km • 1hr 30mins • medium difficulty

Start (C)
Bus 304
Get off at: Bois du Petit-Château
Timetable 304

End (D)
Bus 304
Get off at: Hôpital
Timetable 304

Level of difficulty: medium difficulty
the entire walk is possible with pushchairs and in winter
Distance: 5,07 km
Variation in altitude: +160 m; -141 m
Length: 1hr 30mins
Altitude at start: 1020 m
Altitude at end: 1039 m
Highest point: above la Sombaille, 1153 m
Season: all year round
Panorama: view of the east of the town, from the north east
Restaurant de la Grébille

Description of the path: the walk starts at the Bois du Petit-Chateau (C), a small zoo which can be entered free of charge and is well-loved by local inhabitants; walk uphill to the area where Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, later known as Le Corbusier, built several houses in the early 20th century, including the famous Maison blanche (1) for his parents. The road goes quite steeply up through the forest; turn right at both of the junctions (2,3) you come to, heading for la Sombaille. If you wish, turn left at the second junction (3) to make a little detour to the Grébille restaurant, a working farm-come-pub at an altitude of about 700 m. Otherwise, turn right at point (3). to continue towards the upper part of la Sombaille (4) where you will have beautiful, panoramic views of the French Jura, the Franches-Montagnes and the Chasseral. As you walk down towards the Hospital (D), you will have (5) an interesting view of the eastern end of the watch-making town.

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