© Gilles Piel / Vue du village de Thorens-Glières
Fillière is a large rural area composed mainly of forests and streams and bordered by the river of the same name. It was officially created by the merger of the communes of Aviernoz, Evires, Les Ollières, Saint-Martin-Bellevue and Thorens-Glières.
Several hikes leave from Aviernoz, such as the famous Parmelan hike and its lapiaz.
Evires, in the heart of the Plateau des Bornes, is composed of streams and woods.
Les Ollières is a water territory irrigated by 12 streams: Berluz, Bévillard, Crenant, Crêtets, Croix, Eattes, Lachat, Nantisses, Ollières, Panay, Ravoire and Teppes.
Saint-Martin-Bellevue enjoys a beautiful geographical location with an unobstructed view of the Parmelan, part of the Aravis mountain range and the Fillière valley. Take a leisurely break at the Golf du Belvédère (9 holes) and discover the Etang de la Lèche, a sensitive natural area accessible to disabled people.
Make a cultural stopover in Thorens-Glières to visit the castle of Thorens (1060), cradle of the family of Saint-François de Sales who lived there from 1567 to 1622, and the Sales chapel.
The Plateau des Glières, situated at an altitude of 1450 m, offers many assets to visitors. It is both an emblematic historical site, a Mecca of the Resistance (circuit, monument and Memory of the Maquis), the starting point for numerous hikes in the summer (the Plaine de Dran, the Montagne des Auges, the Pas du Roc, etc.) and a Nordic area in the winter. Make a gourmet stop in one of its very good inns where you will have the pleasure of tasting the local gastronomy.
© Gilles Piel / La rivière "La Fillière"
© Teo Jaffre / Orchards
© Gilles Piel / Le Plateau des Glières en hiver