The path of the painters in Proveysieux

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary, Course

When you see the rural surroundings of this short walk, you will very quickly understand why so many painters from the Proveysieux painting school came here and used the area as inspiration.

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To the right of the church (alt. 515 m), take the direction of Quaix-en-Chartreuse by a small road going down. You
follow the "sentier des Peintres" and a yellow signpost. The asphalt quickly disappears to give way to a dirt track.
dirt track. Don't take the path that goes to the right and continue straight down.
Under an old stone ruin, the path leading to the mill and the river starts on the right. You can go for a walk on this side, but the way up
on that side, but the way back to the village is by the left path. You pass over an old building,
and back in the forest, at the intersection, turn left again following the sign "retour village". You
You will reach a small street in the village which will take you directly to the town hall and the church.

Points of interest:
La Tenaison
The ruins of the mill
The oratory
The Chartreuse Barn
The workshop of Théodore Ravanat (from the outside because private property)
The Auberge des Grandsgouziers (from the outside because private property)
View on the Néron

Even if the course is small, given the gradient, it's essential to be well shod, at least with closed or tied shoes (no flip-flops or the like).



Opening periods

Toute l'année : ouvert tous les jours.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed


By bus: line 60, Proveysieux Village stop
By car: Parking available after the school, 100m on the left after the town hall.
The trailhead is fairly easy to find, as it lies between the town hall and the church.

  • Latitude: 45.262090
  • longitude: 5.699565


  • Lakeside or by stretch of water
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Village centre
  • Forest location

Track characteristics

1 km
Positive level difference:
100 m
Daily duration:
Level green – easy