The Pas du Follet
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The Pas du Follet

The Pas du Follet

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Immerse yourself in the heart of the forest of Coulmes, on the paths formerly frequented by the "Charbonniers" formerly very present on this massif.
To give you a taste of the deep forest of Coulmes, largely composed of beeches. At the foot of the Follet, admire the splendid view of the village of Malleval-en-Vercors and the Isère valley.

2 points of interest

  • Vallon of Rencurel

    During the ascent to the Pas du Follet, admire the view over the Rencurel valley, dominated by the rocks of Méaudre and the Rochers de Gonson. It was here that part of the film was filmed: "Une hironelle a fait le printemps" by Christian Carion in 2001.
  • Former coalmining

    During the last war, lumberjacks and coal miners lived there.During this period, coal miners made charcoal in metal furnaces, while the ancestral method perpetuated by some until the sixties was to carbonize logs of beech, skillfully arranged in grindstones covered with earth, shelter from the air. It took 50 tons of wood to get 10 tons of coal.In 1998, a man revived the past by reviving this charcoal hut.


Departure from the Col de Romeyère (car park) take about 150 meters on the road north towards Pas du Follet-Bois de Neurre 2, before turning on the left to climb into a field then into the forest and reach the Bois de Neurre 1. From there, continue until the Pas du Follet, a remarkable view towards the neighboring town of Malleval-en-Vercors and the Isère plain. Consider returning to the Col de Romeyère by retracing your steps to take the Bois de Neurre towards Rencurel, following the yellow-red markings of the Tour des Coulmes. Join the Lapiaz 3 (where we leave the Tour des Coulmes) and then Le Belvédère 4, to finish the walk along the forest road of Mont Noir.
  • Departure : Col de Romeyère (parking), Rencurel
  • Arrival : Col de Romeyère (parking), Rencurel
  • Towns crossed : Rencurel and Malleval-en-Vercors


Altimetric profile

Sensitive areas

Along your trek, you will go through sensitive areas related to the presence of a specific species or environment. In these areas, an appropriate behaviour allows to contribute to their preservation. For detailed information, specific forms are accessible for each area.

Golden eagle

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Use the passageways to cross the fences, close the gates and barriers.

Stay on the marked paths is also respect private property.

Access and parking

From Saint-Gervais, take the Canyon des Ecouges by the D35 and the Col de Romeyère. From Pont-en-Royans, follow the Gorges de la Bourne via the D531 until the Balme-de-Rencurel, from there take the direction of the Col de Romeyère by the D35.

From Villard-de-Lans take the direction of the Gorges de la Bourne by the D531 until the Balme-de-Rencurel, from there take the direction of the Col de Romeyère by the D35.

Parking :

Parking at the Col de Romeyère

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