Historic Path of the Poor

At the beginning of the 16th century, the indigent population used this path to attend the church service at the Part-Dieu Monastery. Poor people received a bowl of soup and a slice of bread as a reward.

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Technical information

Begin of tour / point of arrival:Bulle
Access starting point / point of arrival:by bus or train
Physical fitness:medium
Hiking time:4h
Length:7.7 km
Season:May - October


The origin of this historic path goes even deeper into the past, in fact, to the year 1307, when monks and their oxen used the path to get down to the river, where they collected the stones needed for building the monastery. Today this path is open to all. It starts at the end of the village of Bulle and leads to La Chia. The starting point of the path as well as the entire route is marked. The Buvette de la Chia is situated on this path, and at the river bank there is a picnic spot.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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