Fontaine Ardente - the flaming fountain

A short hike to enjoy this geological feature: a flaming fountain.

Technical sheet
No. 192266
A Meylan walk posted on 03/01/16 by Ren38. Update : 01/11/17
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h55[?]
Distance Distance : 1.78km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 181m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 182m
Highest point Highest point : 593m
Lowest point Lowest point : 436m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Chartreuse, Dauphiné
Location Location : Meylan (38240)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.227724° / E 5.778692°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3335OTR
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Little flame

Description

Start at Rochasson Castle (in the town of Meylan).

(S/F) Follow the direction of Bois d'Avril.

(1) Turn left uphill. At the crossroads of Bois d'Avril, turn right towards the Corbeau Castle. Then pass overs a first stream.

Arrive at a rustically furnished space (wooden fences), where there is a flaming fountain on your right (2).

Take the road towards Corbeau Castle. Do not cross the bed of a second stream but follow the hillside on the right. Continue along this hillside, cross the first stream, then start your descent.

Find the path from the way in and then continue down to Rochasson Castle and return to starting point (S/F).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.31 - alt. km 0.31 - Go up to the left
2 : km 0.96 - alt. km 0.96 - Fontaine ardente de Rochasson
D/A : km 1.78 - alt. km 1.78

Useful Information

This route is very slippery and should be avoided in wet weather. Walking sticks are a necessity. There is also a chance of rocks falling.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3335OTR.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

(2) Fontaine Ardente: at the flaming fountain, you can smell the sulphur. In a recess in the wall, depending on the season, you can see glowing embers or a small spark.

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