Site Naturel du Cirque de Saint-Meme, Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont

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The Cirque de Saint-Même is a natural amphitheater located in the east end of the massif de la Chartreuse in the French departments of Savoie (north) and the Isère (south) districts separated by the Guiers Vif, river through the natural circus.
Located at 900 m above sea level in the districts of Saint-Pierre d'Entremont, the circus is also part of the nature reserve Hauts de Chartreuse.
It is characterized by large layers of urgoniennes rocks, where four waterfalls (from the top to the bottom: Cascade des Sources, Grande cascade, Cascade isolée, Pisse du Guiers) are dominated by limestone cliffs of an elevation of 500 meters. The water comes from Guiers Vif underground sources, historical border between the Dauphiné and the Kingdom of Savoy, and now this is the limit between the two departments of Savoie and Isère.
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  • This is a beautiful place for a picnic. The wall however is pretty tough! The walk to the first small wasterfall is reasonably easy. The walk to the next waterfall is tricky in parts with...  more »
  • I loved our hike to the waterfalls! There are longer and shorter routes to chose from and they are well marked. We chose the red route, about 2 h long. The first part of the hike is quite steep for...  more »
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  • If you spend your holidays in the Chartreuse mountains, this is a must-do hike. A super easy one to the first waterfall (doable with small kids), and more sporty ones to the higher cascades. In any case the scenery is superb and refreshing !
  • Splendid landscapes with its magnificent waterfalls! Appreciable meadow for those who want to picnic. Well-being physical and mental assured!
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