La Fontaine du Baron

La Fontaine du Baron

In 1894, the extremely wealthy Baron de l'Epée (Baron of the Sword) came to live by Montriond lake in a huge chalet that he had built specially. This extravagant character lived a life of luxury, surrounded by his servants, ducks, chickens and dogs!
As a keen hunter, he explored these Alpine pastures and even built one of his hunting lodges on the Avoriaz plateau. The fact that there was no water didn't stop him; he found a spring and built a reservoir to retain its water. The remains of the "Fontaine du Baron" (Baron's spring) can still be seen today, on the Alpine pasture of Serrausaix.

Go in search of the spring whose water may conceal some treasures…

*Extract from the book by Chantal Boureau "Avoriaz l’Aventure Fantastique" (on sale at the tourist office)

To find out all about the resort of Avoriaz 1800, click HERE