Parcours de La Part-Dieu
La Part-Dieu snowshoe trail offers an easy walk with historical interest. The route takes you around the perimeter walls of this ancient and imposing Carthusian monastery, founded in the Middle Ages.
SwitzerlandMobility: route 281
Le Pâquier, Buvette de La Chia - Le Pâquier, Buvette de La Chia
From the Buvette des Amis de La Chia, you start the walk on a gentle slope down to the left through the pastures, following the signs for trail no. 1. In the background you will see Bulle, the main administrative centre for the district of La Gruyère, followed by the slopes of the Gibloux and its mast.
Cross a small wooden bridge and continue towards the ancient Charterhouse of La Part-Dieu, founded in 1307 by the countess Catherine de Weissenbourg, wife of Pierre III de Gruyères. Originally home to around 15 monks, this legendary place is now managed by an association, which brings it alive with guided visits in the summer and cultural activities.
As you head back up towards La Chia, you walk alongside the abbey’s perimeter wall via the Sentier des Pauvres, a superb walk in the summer, towards the Buvette des Amis de La Chia, where you can stop for refreshments after a 45-minute walk.
Ascents: 300 m
Descents: 300 m