Domaine des Planards
Domaine des Planards
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Planards Area In Chamonix Mont-Blanc A area open ALL year! Ski area in winter, amusement park in summer, luge on Rails all year long and restaurant all year long. The ski area: open from December to April. Ideal for beginners, 5 minutes from Chamonix center. The amusement park: open from April to November. A fun place for a moment with family or friends. Children as adults, few activities and attractions to have fun. Luge on Rails Alpine Coaster: open ALL year round. Main attraction of the Domaine des Planards and intended for the whole family, from 3 years old. A big coaster in the heart of the mountains! Ril track of 1.300m long with jumps, turns, and spins at 540 °. The Restaurant: open all the year round all year round, weekends holidays & holidays. In the evening by reservation only. PLANARDS AREA - PLACE TO PLAY!
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Vanessa N
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This place is fun, bit hectic at times. We went in the feb half term and there were a LOT of kids lessons going on, which is lovely to see but good luck getting on the button lifts without a bit of french pushy pushy. Parking is mega mega busy so we got there about 9am and got a space but when we passed the carpark it was rammed.
Not sure if its just this place or bad skiing etiquette but whats with sitting with your little kid having snacks right in the middle where all the slopes end?? We positioned ourselves by the fence edge to have a snack and break out of other skiers. It was good for kids doing lessons from what we saw.
The alpine coaster was super fun, but also super scary (not from the amazing height and views) but the speed you can get up to hoping if some nutter stops in front of you the person behind you is not also a nutter who doesn't stop in time! Major collision risk!!!
Overall, good space for learners, but can be busy, we all paid to use the slopes but the kids in lessons seem to be able to push up the front which I think could have been organised better. Maybe separate lift, and not two lines pushed into one. Not sure on safety levels as at least 2 people were stretchered off by ambulance within hours of each other. Plus bottle of water €3.50 bounty bar €3.50 take snacks and drink.
Written 21 February 2024
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dkcjr
Raleigh, NC65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nice little ski hill for the kids to learn on. Sucked that we couldn't use the ski school tow rope as it would have been much easier. The mountain coaster was awesome and my family had a lot of fun on it!
Written 4 January 2024
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D V
San Diego, CA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Only went on the Luge (alpine coaster) but we really enjoyed it! We were a group of 4 adults and we had a great time. Th ready working on the alpine coaster was also very kind!
Written 30 July 2023
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Zoe
London, UK26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Been on the luge many times as it is fun, but safety should be improved. Got a head injury after a hold-up of several carts in front caused my cart to be crashed into from behind.
Written 28 October 2022
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UKTraveller
Sheffield, UK28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We had our first ski lessons at Des Planards and we found the area to be great for beginners. We also went on the luge, which was good fun as long as you're not behind people who go slow! My 8 year old loved the ride, but its not automated so you can manually brake. She went on 4 times in all and 3 of them were frustrating as the people in front were very slow and so it prevents you from gaining full speed. As other people have noted - its worth buying a few tickets in advance.
Written 6 March 2022
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seanpseaman
Rushden, UK72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
You’ve got to go down the luge in Chamonix. It was so much fun. The kids really loved it. You can go in pairs or as a single rider - your choice. It worth buy additional tickets for more than one ride, especially if you’re family, as it’s worth doing twice and becomes cheaper. The other attractions are pricey but the kids enjoyed them as well.
Written 7 September 2019
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Bin Saeed
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
I drove from Geneva .. The weather was a bit hot .. sunny day .. however the kids liked the place .. the only thing is the slide where we enjoyed a lot ..
I see the price for the slide and other games are reasonable..
two hours were enough I believe .. but for kids never enough

It would be good to visit if u r around Chamonix ..
Written 18 August 2019
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Heslomonick
Birmingham, UK82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
We would have to agree with other reviews that the only reason to go to Planards it go to on the luge.

We first attempted to go to Planards on a weekday morning in August on a hot and sunny day. We arrived at about 10.50am which was a bit of a mistake as it was already busy. I dread to think what it would have been like later in the day when google suggested it would be extremely busy.

We had walked into Chamonix so didn’t have to park but there was a big car park just by the amusement park although it looked busy.

It was a bit unclear what to do - there was a queue of people for the machine selling luge tickets and then a manned ticket booth selling luge tickets (and presumably wrist bands for the toboggan?). Then there were separate machines selling tokens for the other non-luge rides. We decided to queue up at the manned ticket booth because we had buy one get one free tickets for the luge with our multi pass. So we queued there. The queue didn’t look that long but it barely moved. And after half an hour we finally got to be served and got our 4 tickets plus the 4 free ones. By then the queue for the luge looked horrific and we just couldn’t be bothered to queue any more with a 5 and 7 year old in tow. So we asked if the luge tickets could be used another day and she said yes. When we looked at the tickets it looked like they expired a year later in 2020? So we decided to buy some tokens for the small rides just to appease the boys. The first thing they did was put tokens in the small motorbikes which you can ride around a small track very slowly. One motorbike worked for about 30 seconds before stopping whilst the other one continued for about 3 minutes. So we had an upset child and had to use another token on a different bike which worked for longer. There were a few vaguely exciting rides but you had to be 7 or older so that upset our 5 year old. In the end we got sick of it all as it all seemed so useless and rubbish and money grabbing somehow and so we just left with two upset boys in tow.

We went back later in the holiday making sure we arrived before 10am. We parked in the car park - it seemed to be free as far as we could tell although this meant that lots of
People were parking in it and not going to the amusement park. So it was a busy car park.

As we’d already bought our luge tickets, this meant we could queue up straight away. We started queuing at 9.50am and were about 20th in the queue. We had finished our first ride by 10.15 and our second by 10.30 but by then it was getting a bit busy so we didn’t end up using our other tickets. We’ll hopefully come back to Chamonix next year to use them up. We will be able to have another two rides each as you go on the luge in twos when you have children with you.

I didn’t really know what a luge was, but it turns out it’s a sort of toboggan for two which goes down on rails a bit like a rollercoaster. I can’t say I was looking forward to it as I am scared on roller coasters and when we went on one in Disney world I burst into tears afterwards!

The difference here is that I was in control of the speed of the luge - if you push the levers forward you go faster, and if you pull them back you go slower. My husband and 5 year old went in the luge behind which was reassuring as I knew they wouldn’t slam into the back of me even if I went a bit slower than most people. It was actually good fun - it turns out that one of the reasons I don’t like rollercoasters is because I’m out of control. Whereas with this I could slow down a bit on the corners. The first time down I probably did go a bit slowly although both boys still enjoyed it. But the second time I went a lot faster, possibly about the same speed as a normal person, and I didn’t mind because I knew I was always in control. So it turned out to be my favourite rollercoaster and the boys loved it and raved about it.

It was a bit cold as you go up in the luge at the start even though it was a sunny hot day.

You can apparently buy photos of yourself on the luge but you have to insert a token even before you see the picture so we didn’t bother.

We tried to use up the rest of our tokens but there was very little our 5 year old could go on compared with our 7 year old so we ended up wasting another two and not even spending our last one.

We went to the toilets but there was a big queue even at that early time so we didn’t bother.

Overall we didn’t really like Planards and my husband actively hated it, but the luge was great fun if you get there early enough and have already bought your tickets in advance.
Written 18 August 2019
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ec2005297
Christchurch, New Zealand155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The luge here is really fun and well maintained. You can get an hour ticket for 19 euros, where you are guaranteed 4 rides. You can go as fast as you want, as long as you keep a distance from the people in front. When we went, it got pretty busy after 10:30, so I would recommend getting there before it opens.
Written 27 July 2019
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D677LePrince
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We enjoyed the Luga. The best attraction for kids and adults.
You must try it and you will be hooked!
Written 2 July 2019
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