From Saint François de Sales to French Resistance

plateau des glières
Thorens Castle
Wood sculptor

  • Meet a wood sculptor artist, Meilleur Ouvrier de France
  • Visit Château de Thorens, birthplace of Saint François de Sales
  • Enjoy the Plateau des Glières and National Monument for Resistance
From Saint François de Sales, born a few kilometers from Annecy and founder in the 17th century of the Order of Visitation, to Tom Morel, leader of the Resistants in 1944 at the Plateau des Glières, a day tour in the footsteps of these historical figures!
First stop by a Wood sculptor artist, Meilleur Ouvrier de France. He will welcome you in his workshop to present his passion and his achievements. Perhaps you can even practice alongside him using a gouge or a wood chisel! A moment full of poetry and passion!
Then you will reach the castle of Thorens with discreet and varied charms, inhabited by the Sales family since 1602. It offers the visitor a cultural and entertaining journey in the art and history of Savoy.
After a local lunch, discover the Plateau des Glières, in the footsteps of the Maquis des Glières. You walk in the footsteps of the Glières maquisards around a marked historic discovery circuit, accessible to all types of walkers and in all seasons up to the National Monument of the Resistance.