The Roc de Chère

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Large rocky overhang jutting out into the lake, with a natural reserve,

Large rocky overhang jutting out into the lake, with a surface area of 69 hectares natural reserve, the Roc de Chère overlooks Talloires and Menthon and offers some remarkable vistas of the lake.

The wonder of this large forested area of more than 200 hectares doesn't stop there : the plant life is astonishing! There are mediterrean species like the Wild Madder or the Montpellier Maple alongside plants that prefer cool, damp conditions, such as the Rhododendron or the Spaghagnum.
There is also a typical forest wildlife (wild boar,deer, squirrels, wookpeckers, etc.) as well as wealth of amphibians, reptiles and butterflies.

To preserve this diversity, a part of the Roc de Chère has been classed as a nature reserve since 1977 and has to respect strict and specific rules.

Guided visits from June to September with ASTERS


The Roc de Chère is located halfway between Menthon-St-Bernard and Talloires center.

By bus 🚍
Regular Bus service Annecy – Echarvines – Talloires (“Echarvines” Bus stop is 500 meters from the Roc de Chère ) - Line 60 (timetable here)
Free Mobil'ete shuttle during high season (Informations here).
Bus Stop "Les Granges", 5 min away  

By bike 🚴‍♀️
Close to the cycling path around the lake

By train 🚈
Annecy TGV Railway station, is 11 km away, then Bus on line N°61 (Annecy – Talloires)

By plane ✈️
Geneva (GVA) airport is 55 km. (About 45' drive on A41 highway (Autoroute))

Route GPX track

Le Roc de Chère, 74290, Talloires-Montmin