L'Avenaz Roman boundary marker

The Roman boundary marker of l'Avenaz is one of the Val d'Arly's ancient remains. An excuse for good walkers to discover this and the other two Roman boundary markers - Le Jaillet and the Petit Croisse-Baulet (7 hrs walk).

The boundary marker of l'Avenaz is one of the three markers that have been found in Val d'Arly, on the former border between Ceutrons and Allobroges. It was built in 74 A.D. by the Romans in order to demarcate the territories of local tribes. The word "FINES", that means "limit", is carved on it. Until the 18th century, it marked the border of mountain pastures between La Giettaz and neighbouring territories. This marker, just like others, has been thrown down the slope in order to blur the border, because of conflicts and trials about the boundaries of pastures. It was found again in 1992 by La Giettaz and Cordon enthusiasts, and has been replaced according to Roman tradition in 2004

Opening period

Throughout the year : open daily.

Prices

Free of charge

Good deals

"Des Bornes Romaines aux Alpages" brochure available at the Tourist Office of La Giettaz.

Services
  • Unguided group tours
  • Unguided individual tours