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"Talc" Hike

ST COLOMBAN DES VILLARDS

Discover the story of the Talc exploitation in family or with friends, during a sunny half day !

Be careful: Good mountains shoes are necessary, because the path in the Tépey valley, to join the Valmaure hamlet is really steep and slippery !

In 1912, a german company begin major projects to make accessible the Roches valley, Tépey valley and Glandon valley: a railway, a tunnel.A lot of local worker, helped by hundreds italiens.. they worked on it until the war. In 1914, this project was stopped without finding one gramme of talc!
Now, stay a beautiful itinerary, rich of adventure parfum.

At the departure of Roches hamlet, or Rechoutan forest road (reservoir way)

  • Maison du Tourisme de la Vallée des Villards
  • Chef-Lieu - 73130 Saint Colomban des Villards
  • Phone : 04 79 56 24 53
  • Fax : 04 79 59 14 38