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Way onto Mont Tournier

From Yenne we walk upwards to the Mont Tournier. Almost 600 metres of altitude difference have to be overcome. From above you have a wonderful view. In the picture below the Rhône valley. For the photo I had to wait for the moment, until the fog had cleared a little bit.

view from Mont Tournier Way downhill

Now it's all downhill again.

Le Bornet

Le Bornet

cross Board with pilgrim prayer

After Le Bonet there is a hostel for pilgrims. A beautiful pilgrim's prayer hangs on a tree. Opposite it is a stone cross with a small James.

roter Pfeil Prière du Pèlerin

roter Pfeil Prayer of the pilgrims

Saint Maurice de Rotherens


Saint Maurice de Rotherens, interior view

Inside, a funny James immediately stands out.

Thérèse of Lisiéux Jakobus made from Lotha wood

It is carved out of "Lothar Storm wood".

Of course, our Thérèse cannot be missing, we only miss the parish priest of Ars who is always present.

Above the altar in the middle, a Roman legionary, St. Mauritius, as patron of the church, watches over the altar.


Soon we reach Grésin, time for a rest. Under the tree in front of the church there are benches, water and even a toilet.

Curé of Ars Thérèse of Lisiéux

In the church we are welcomed by Thérèse and the priest of Ars.

Grésin, former castle

Grésin as a commune has existed within its present boundaries since 1810 and is situated at the foot of the rocky foothills of the Jura, which dominate the plains of the Rhone and Guiers rivers. Grésin has long been a crossroads of traffic routes. The house with the tower is the (former) castle, which is now an estate.

Cotenvert (hostel)

Soon after Grésin, on the other side of the valley, we walk past a romantic hostel ...


... and have interesting encounters.

way over hills

A small hill is overcome ...

view on Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers

... and the stage destination Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers lies ahead of us.

On the way to the city we visit the "Chapelle de Pigneux" from the 19th century.

Chapelle de Pigneux Chapelle de Pigneux, interior view
Archway leading into the town

We reach the small town. A small tour is announced. It leads to the square with the church, where we stop for a coffee.

church of St Genix

Of course the church is also visited.

In the neo-gothic church of St Genix we find our beloved saints. At the altar there is a baroque Madonna.

Thérèse of Lisiéux Altar Curé of Ars
bridge over the river Guiers

We cross the river Guiers.

waysign: Sur le chemin du Guiers

After a short walk along the river, we reach our stage destination, a private accommodation "Sur le chemin du Guiers".

Sur le chemin du Guiers

Madame Blanchon took wonderful care of us, we ate very well and slept wonderfully.

in the hostel

In her house and also in the garden it is very cosy.

Photos: Gerhard Eichinger

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Way of St. James: Geneva - Le Puy