Marais de Lesse and Mathonex in Vieugy

Marais de Lesse and Mathonex in Vieugy More photos
  • Marais de Lesse and Mathonex in Vieugy

Hiking itinerary

  • Distance 6.3km
  • Change in altitude (uphill) 166m
  • Departure Annecy
  • Duration 02h30
  • Difficulty Very easy
  • Maximum altitude 669m

Opening period

All year round.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


This family-friendly country walk starts at Place de l'Eglise in Vieugy and reveals the biodiversity of the Lesse and Mathonex marshes.

These protected natural spaces are home to a host of wildlife including some remarkable butterflies, dragonflies and other insects.
Through the seasons you can contemplate a wide variety of plant life, including orchids, the pretty marsh grass of Parnassus, marsh marigolds and buckbean.
These wetlands are currently under the protection of the Asters association (Haute Savoie natural space conservatory).
Accessible in spring, summer or autumn, this tranquil path is ideal for hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders.
The departure point for this hike can be reached by public transport from Annecy centre. This is an ideal path for families, through forest, across meadows and into some picturesque villages !


Free access.


  • 105 route de Vieugy
  • Vieugy
  • Seynod
  • 74600 Annecy

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