Le Christ Roi is a large statue located on the east side of the hamlet of Le Coupeau above the town of Les Houches. The statue is 25 meters in height and easily visible from the highway that passes through the Chamonix valley. It sits at an altitude of 1180 meters.
The idea for the statue came from a parish priest named Father Claude-Marie Delassiat in 1926. With the support of the bishop of Annecy and the Vatican the money necessary to build and erect the statue was raised by 1932. The design and construction of the statue was left in the charge of the architect Georges Serraz. Actual construction started in 1933 and the statue was inaugurated in 1934. There is a small chapel inside the base of the statue and an outdoor altar.
The easiest way to visit the Crist Roi statue is to drive to the hamlet of Le Coupeau and follow the signs for Crist Roi parking. From there its a very short walk to the statue and back to your car. If you want a longer trail then we have a detailed trail description for the trail from Parc Merlet to Plan de la Cry, then down to Coupeau and walking back to Parc Merlet via the Crist Roi statue.
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Linked Trails & Points of Interest
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This little loop takes you from the Merlet parking lot to a nice traverse to the Plan de la Cry, through the village of Coupeau to the Christ Roi statue
When to Go
Mid Apr - End Oct
1.5 - 2.5 Hours
+376m / -376m
4+ Years old
45 - 75 Mins
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