This small World War II memorial honors the 5 men that died at Montfort on August 10, 1943. When Hitler ordered the young men of France to join the war effort, many of them fled into the mountains in defiance and became known as the "Maquisards" or guerillas. They gathered in Adolphe Gabioux's chalet at a place called "la Torchette" above Montfort and it is here on August 10, 1943 that they were surrounded and killed.
The monument lies along the Chemin de la Torchette on a side street above Montfort. It is near the Cheminee des Fees. We got a detailed trail description for a lovely discovery tour of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and the hamlets above St. Gervais which includes a visit to this monument.
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A nice exploration loop above Le Fayet and Saint-Gervais-les-Bains with a visit to the Cheminee des Fees rock formation and a war monument
When to Go
Start May - Mid Nov
4.5 - 7.0 Hours
+1067m / -1067m
12+ Years old
2.5 - 4.0 Hours
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