Climbing La Soufrière

Highly recommended
The most popular and best-marked path for ascending La Soufrière is the Chemin des Dames, starting from the old parking area at La Savane-à-Mulets. This pebbly path leads after 35min to the Faujas landslip (occurred in 1798), then to the Grande Faille (great fault), a path which climbs, to your right, to La Soufrière's crater. Follow signs and be aware of acidic discharges that can irritate the throat. Descend along the same path; this 4hr 30min round-trip is recommended for experienced walkers only. An alternative route lies to the east via the Échelle pass.

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Saint-Claude

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