• Le Côteau - Saint-Julien Hermitage

Le Côteau - Saint-Julien Hermitage

Resorts: Fénis

A pleasant trail in a Scotch pine wood leads to the top of mont Saint-Julien, where you will find the small church with an octagonal floor plan dedicated to Saint Gratus. A breathtaking trail towards Val Clavalité takes you to the tiny hermitage of Saint-Julien, built on a ledge over a vertical wall.
Tradition says that as the saint was martyred here, the rock wall fell with him.

Technical Information


Near a bend at kilometre 7 of the road that links the municipality of Fénis to Champromenty, in the municipality of Saint- Marcel, the road leads off and soon reaches Côteau. Take the nice path that goes through the pine wood and cuts the slopes of mount Saint-Julien. The peak, with the church of Saint Gratus, is easy to reach. From here, the itinerary descends once again to a few ruins and soon comes to the hermitage of Saint-Julien. Very picturesque itinerary: you can admire the central valley and the large valley of Clavalité.

Duration going there



1346 m

Recommended times

from 01/06 to 31/10


E - Excursionist

Difference in level

150 m

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.