Rû Prévot


  • Difficulties:
    E - Excursionist
  • Best period:
    from 01/04 to 30/11
  • Departure:
    Monastery (709 m)
  • Arrival:
    Castle (774 m)
  • Difference in level:
    65 m
  • length:
    1935 m
  • Ascent:
  • Trail sign:
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Description of the route

This itinerary leads to Quart castle following the rû Prévot. Rû are irrigation canals still in use today, dating back to the late Middle Ages (13th and 16th centuries). A small miracle of hydraulic and engineering techniques capable of ensuring the water supply necessary for the economic sustenance of the people of the time, based mainly on agriculture and breeding.
Quart Castle was built around the XII century for defensive purposes and transformed into a residential building with the addition of more constructions between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
From Quart go up the hill to the monastery. The monastery was inaugurated on 16 July 1989 by Pope John Paul II. Inside, the nuns of the order of the Discalced Carmelites lead a cloistered life dedicated to prayer and work.
Behind the monastery take the path 103 and the pilgrim’s logo, continue to the right, the path is flat and in a short time you reach the Castle from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the whole valley and the surrounding mountains. In the area of the Castle you find panels telling the story and the naturalistic aspects. For those wishing to continue the via Francigena, path n. 103 goes forward towards Nus in two more hours.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

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Great Saint Bernard

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Monte Rosa

Central Valley

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