Notre-Dame-du-Cruet
Postal Code : 73130 - Altitude : 557m à 1000m- Area : 190 ha

PRESENTATION

This small, residential village at the base of the valley has 219 inhabitants and enjoys a microclimate that produces a rich vegetation. You might see some vines.

Just 1,5 km from La Chambre and shop area you wil find the village of  Notre Dame du Cruet which is a small village that is sheltered and sunny and a pleasant place to live.

ACCOMMODATION

B&B and meals with host family at  « La Bugeonnette », apartments – 3-star campsite Le Petit Nice

HERITAGE

19th century church and bell dating from 1667 called Anne-Françoise is listed along with a painting by Jean-Baptiste GOMMARD (1682). Its wall bears a mural that represents le Bon pasteur – the good pastor.

A hundred metres along the road you will find an oven le four banal where, each year, the entertainments committee organises a village fayre with bread cooking – la cuisson du pain de pays.

The chapel – La chapelle du Cuchet dominates the village providing an astonishing viewpoint of La Chambre.

Below the chapel on the rock face you can see a few remains of the walls of an old château  des seigneurs de La Chambre. Philippe De Mario has written about these lords of La Chambre in a book that is on sale from the Tourist Office in La Chambre.

ACTIVITIES

Interesting: the path of the ruins of the feudal château  which will lead you to the Chapel – la chapelle du Cuchet : fantastic views and orientation tables.

Activities :

fishing in the torrents and other activities 2 km away

(tennis, pétanque…. and 6 km away – man-made lake with swimming)

The village is on the way to go to Refuge de la Grande Léchère, at the base of Massif de la Lauzière.