Larina site itinerary: 3,000 years of history

  • Site de Larina


A beautiful itinerary on the heels of the plateau's first inhabitants. You'll adopt the serene pace of the archaeologists as you observe the scenery along this discovery trail punctuated with interpretative information panels.
Worth visiting: Chatelans hamlet and the flagstone museum inside the Auberge de Larina. At the archaeological site of Larina (local dialect for "ruins"), a trail explores the vestiges of human presence dating from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. The Fontaine de la Vie (Fountain of Life) is the only water source on the plateau and explains why people settled here. The Madonna viewpoint offers views over Jura, the Bugey region and the Alps.
From Chatelans car park: Chemin du Charbonnier - Fontaine de la Vie - Larina Site - Fontaine de la Vie - Mollard de Bourcieu - Chemin du Charbonnier - Chatelans.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/01 to 31/12.

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Bons plansBalcons du Dauphiné guidemap with full itinerary and map available at Crémieu Tourist Information Office - €5.00
A visit to the Maison du Patrimoine (heritage centre, +33 (0)4 74 95 19 10) at Hières-sur-Amby is an excellent way to round off this excursion.
Larina site itinerary: 3,000 years of history
Parking Chatelans
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  • Type d'itinéraire :
    • Pédestre


Circuit : 3000 ans d'histoire, le site de Larina
Parking Chatelans
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.774288
Longitude : 5.308048
  • Équipements & services :
    • Animaux admis
  • Accessibilité handicap :
    • Non accessible aux personnes en mobilité réduite
  • Route :
    • Distance (km) 8.3
    • Elevation (m) 100