The Oratoire Moussoux is a small oratory, or shrine, located on the Route des Moussoux on the northern slope of Chamonix below the Brevent. Oratories are small sites of worship that were typically placed along roads to provide protection and blessings to the surrounding neighborhoods and to travellers passing through. This oratory has a golden statue of Mother Marry on the inside with a wooden door and a metal grate protecting the window. The oratoire seems recently renovated and well kept.
The Route des Moussoux is a very nice and scenic road with an elevated south-facing orientation providing nice views over the valley and the Mont Blanc Massif across the valley. Continuing westward on the Route des Moussoux brings you to the Promenade de Bois Prin trail from where you can easily connect to the Petite Balcon Sud.
We have a big detailed trail description for a climb from Chamonix to the summit of Brevent via Bellachat and the Lac du Brevent. This trail passes by the Oratoire Moussoux.
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Linked Trails & Points of Interest
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A big but beautiful climb from Chamonix to the top of Brevent via Bellachat and the Lac du Brevent. Big views and spectacular terrain.
When to Go
Start Jul - Mid Oct
6.0 - 9.0 Hours
+1551m / -1551m
15+ Years old
3.0 - 5.0 Hours
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