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Thematic trail on the Plateau de Retord, in the footsteps of the first maquisards of the Ain, starting from the Les Plans station or the village of Hotonnes.

Trails retracing the history of the first resistance camps on the Plateau de Retord: training and supervising the Maquis, Maquisards with multinational origins, the Interallied Mission "Musc" and the repressive operations February - July 1944.

Several points of interest along the route: the Porte du Maquis, the Ferme de Deschapoux, the Ferme des Combettes, the Ferme de Morez, the Combe Danoi, the Ferme de Pré Carré, the Croix des Lagnieux and the Ferme du Sèche.
Information panels retracing the history of these points of interest can be found along the route.

This thematic trail was created in partnership with the Departmental Museum of the History of the Resistance and Deportation in Nantua.

This hike can be downloaded on the free app Ain Outdoor.

Open period

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.


  • Distance : 16 km
  • Daily duration : 300 mn


Free access.


  • Pets welcome

Spoken languages

  • French

Boucle au départ d’Hotonnes (sur la place de la Mairie) et boucle au départ de la Porte du Maquis aux Plans d'Hotonnes Hotonnes 01260 Haut Valromey Show / Hide location