Barberine is a tiny hamlet located on the north-eastern end of the Vallorcine valley right at the border with Switzerland. The Torrent de Barberine is the little river that carries the same name and originates high above Barberine at the Lac Emosson Dam. The Torrent de Barberine has two waterfalls that you can visit, the Grande Cascade de Barberine, roughly 200 vertical meters above the hamlet of Barberine and the Petite Cascade de Barberine, also known as the Cascade du Dard, which lies a few hundred meters north from the hamlet.
Barberine consist of only a handful of buildings but one of those is very special: The Maisson de Barberine. This structure is one of the oldest houses in the valley dating all the way back to 1705. In 1987, an association with 16 founding members was created with the purpose of acquiring the property and turning it into a little museum. You can visit this museum in the months of July and August. It showcases old Vallorcine life through the artifacts that are on display.
The nicest way to reach Barberine is using the historic Chemin des Diligences from Vallorcine. This is a beautiful walk. While in Barberine you should at least cross the Barberine river and have a look a the Petite Cascade de Barberine.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
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A long discovery loop trail between Vallorcine and Finhaut visiting 3 waterfalls, a spectacular view point and a number of other points of interest along the way
When to Go
End May - Mid Oct
6.0 - 9.0 Hours
+1381m / -1381m
15+ Years old
3.0 - 4.5 Hours
A beautiful loop in the Montagne de Loriaz and the Montagne de Barberine taking you from Vallorcine to the Refuge de Loriaz and then traversing to the big Lac d'Emosson lake.
When to Go
Start Jun - Start Oct
4.0 - 6.0 Hours
+1022m / -1022m
12+ Years old
2.5 - 4.0 Hours
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