The Gorges du Pont du Diable

A magnificent visit to the Gorges du Pont du Diable in Haute-Savoie

The access to the Gorges du Pont du Diable is easy, there is a car park just in front of the entrance. The ticket for the visit is expensive (10,5 euros per person) but it's worth the price, the place is really beautiful, the water of the river has carved magnificent gorges in the rocks. On the other hand the visit is not recommended if you are sensitive to vertigo, the stairs are quite steep. The visit is short, you only have to walk 200 meters in the gorges. The visit is over in 30 minutes. The Gorges du Pont du Diable cannot be visited in winter (closed from 15 October). You can also take the opportunity to visit the dam on the Dranse and the Jotty lake a little further on. The walk on the dam is free.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 1 h.

The parking lot of the Pont du Diable gorges

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The parking lot of the Pont du Diable gorges
The place is easy to access with a large parking lot right in front of the entrance.

Le chemin

Le chemin
At the beginning you have to go down in the forest to reach the bottom of the gorges of the Pont du Diable.

The descent

The descent
One can rest during the descent in the forest. The site is very well maintained. In 10 minutes you are at the level of the gorges.

The first staircase

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The first staircase
The first staircase to go down into the gorges puts you in the mood, it is very steep!

The river

The river
It is the river Dranse which dug the gorges.

Bridges

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Bridges
There are many footbridges to walk in the gorges. You should not be too sensitive to vertigo.

The Dranse

The Dranse

The descent

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The descent
There is a difference in level of 110 meters between the parking and the bottom of the gorge.

The exit of the gorges of the Pont du Diable

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The exit of the gorges of the Pont du Diable
The visit is really worth it but it is quite short, the route in the gorges does not last more than 20 minutes.

Continuation of the visit

Continuation of the visit
Once out of the Pont du Diable gorge you can go to the Jotty dam, take the road next to the inn (5 minutes walk).

The Jotty dam

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The Jotty dam
The Jotty dam controls access to the water in the gorge.

The lake of Jotty

The lake of Jotty
The mountain can be beautiful even when the sky is not very nice.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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