The Cirque de Saint-Même, located at an altitude of 900 m, boasts landscapes of rare beauty for outdoor enthusiasts. In a green setting, one can enjoy the freshness of the four superb waterfalls dominated by an impressive amphitheatre of cliffs. The Cirque de Saint-Même is part of the Hauts de Chartreuse national nature reserve.
There's a total of four waterfalls dominated by 500 meters high limestone cliffs:
The water comes from the Guiers Vif underground springs, the historical border between the Dauphine and the Kingdom of Savoy, and currently delimits the two departments of Isère and Savoy.
A vast meadow at the bottom of the Cirque welcomes hikers to relax and picnic.
You can access the site by a trail from Saint-Pierre d'Entremont: 4-hour round-trip itinerary (Saint Pierre d'Entremont - Cirque de St Même - waterfall trail, then back to St pierre d'Entremont). Bring good walking shoes and stay on the marked trails.
If you prefer a shorter walk, 2 marked hikes are available from the Cirque:
These two shorter walks departs form a car park open every day all year round but from May to September, during peak tourist periods, the number of visitors is regulated by the introduction of a paid car park :
From 30/04 to 10/06: Sundays and public holidays + May 7, 11 and 12 From 16/06 to 7/07: Saturdays and Sundays From 14/07 to 19/08: every day Also on Sundays, August 26, September 2 and 9.
3.50 € for a car or motorhome, 2 € for a motorcycle and 15 € for a car. Motorhomes are not allowed from 8pm to 8am.