St. George is a small village located in the Jura Vaudois. It offers a magnificent panorama on the lake Léman and the Alps and is filled with many activities throughout the year. Its 800 hectares of forest him retain his wild aspect and makes this little town very popular with lovers of nature and calm. The altitude of the station amounted to 936 metres.
Skiing in Saint-George
Two ski lifts leaving from Saint-George, and provide access to two ski runs. Cross-country tracks are available for all levels. The nordic centre located at the foot of the Jura mountains offer a network of trails, communicating between the Valley of Joux and Marchairuz with a maximum altitude of 1’158 meters. The nordic centre you can access 20 km of classic trails and 20 km of additional tracks style skating, 10 miles of marked trails without lofts, a 12-km trail in snowshoes, and 12 km of walking on foot, as well as 500 meters reserved to the sled. 1.5 km of these routes have the benefit of lighting. A refreshment bar with terrace is also open during the opening of the cross-country ski trails.
St. George is full of sights to visit
Has St. George, the past remains present. Many tours are available. Thus, it is possible to go to the sawmill (also known as the mill). It has been restored by volunteers. We discovered a hydraulic saw installed since 1816. To power this wheel of 6.5 meters of diameter, and see it come to life, the water of two ponds is used. A small museum on the upper floor gives some clarifications to better understand the work.
The coal is one of the crafts that has survived until the last century. In 2003, a coal miner and a team have made a grindstone and coal. A place to visit to safeguard the heritage crafts.
A curiosity that made him known St. George is its cooler. Two ladders provide access to a part of this cave to a depth of 22 meters.
Close to the cooler source is called the Rock of the Water Pending. This water offers visitors a way to quench your thirst. It is a source that nobody seems to know the origin, it does heaps and is always fresh.
Saint-George is noticed by a craft heritage famous. It is still possible to find the lime kiln and the glass. Several other sites are worth a visit including the national arboretum of Aubonne, with its museum of the wood and its 3’000 species of plants. Not to be missed also the discovery of sculptures in wood. They reveal themselves in the course of a journey between the vineyards of Féchy and the col du Marchairuz. These sculptures were done by artist Paul Monney who lives in St. George. They represent the city, the flora, the fauna, the trades and many characters of the region.