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Le Saleve, Etrembieres

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The Salève is a mountain of the French Prealps located in the departement of Haute-Savoie (France). It is also called the "Balcony of Geneva".GeographyGeographically, the Salève is a mountain of the French Prealps located in the department of Haute-Savoie, but geologically a part of the Jura chain, as the Vuache is.Below the Salève is the Geneva urban area where more than 700,000 people live.The Salève consists of the Pitons, the Grand and the Petit Salève, and culminates at 1379 meters at the Grand Piton. It is accessible by a cable car since 1932 (rebuilt in 1983), the Salève stretches between Étrembières in the north and the suspension bridge de la Caille in the south. Between 1892 and 1935, the Salève was served by the first electric rack railway in the world.The eastern side of the Salève dives under the molasse of the Bornes Massif while the abrupt mountain slope facing Geneva is subject to erosion. The vegetation - or its absence - enhances the limestone's layers. This side of the mountain is slit by several narrow and deep gorges, among which the Grande Varappe, which at the end of the 19th century gave its name to the activity of rock climbing in French. This discipline developed intensely there, at a time when it was only beginning.
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  • It's always a pleasure when I get some friends or family come from afar to make them discover the Salève, and its cable car! The view is breathtaking on Lake Geneva, the Switzerland and Haute Savoie, especially when there is some Sun and a clear sky. I am never disappointed with what it does to my guests. I thoroughly recommend!
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  • A place to visit to get away from the city. Extraordinary view of Geneva and region. A plus with the departure of a paraglider
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  • I didn't try, but I have seen and I suggest you, if you have chance you should take to the top with bike. It's great nature, very quite and very beautiful, fresh air, and of course, at the top beautif...  more »

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