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Parc de Merlet

#1 of 11 things to do in Les Houches Features Animals
2495 Chemin de Merlet, 74310 Les Houches, France
+33 4 50 53 47 89
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Great views

Spectacular view of le Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi across the valley, and pleasant walking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eleanor W
Denton, Maryland
via mobile
Great half day outing with small children

There a loads of animals to marvel at with your little ones on a 2 hour gentle stroll through this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“animal park” (5 reviews)
“nice visit” (2 reviews)
2495 Chemin de Merlet, 74310 Les Houches, France
+33 4 50 53 47 89
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular view of le Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi across the valley, and pleasant walking around the park, occasionally spotting deer or ibex.

Thank Eleanor W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There a loads of animals to marvel at with your little ones on a 2 hour gentle stroll through this protected park. Parking can be tricky so make this the first sight of the day and get in early.

Thank Auldric
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We've actually been here a number of times with an without friends. Its a lovely way to see the local wildlife and understand their habitats, and on a sunny day its tough to beat the view from the restaurant. Its on a hill so it...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Reservation in winter is needed (twice a week) when weather permits it. Philippe will take you along the park gently and tell you a lot of information about the surrounding mountains and the 10 species wild animals. You can approach them and take wonderful pictures...More

Thank Pappylux
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We took my 82 year old mother up here for a walk during a visit in June. The easy walk was well within her scope (she has bad arthritis) so it would be fine for families with small kids too. We all loved the experience,...More

2  Thank TailsFromProvence
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

There is nothing so wow in this parc, nothing like a zoo. Children enjoyed seeing the few animals here and there and we adults enjoyed the views from the top. But it was nothing so remarkable. There is no transport to the parc and we...More

2  Thank trotterforever
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Aftyer a winding drive from the valley floor you will reach the car park, you now need to get out and walk! It's a good 20 minute walk to the parc but when you arrive you are greeted by the amazing views over to Mont...More

Thank raserfamily
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My 8 years old son is reviewing the parc. The animals come really close to you.You can even find some animals on roofs!!! But you have to walk one kilometre from the parking to get there. There is a green trail and a blue trail...More

1  Thank ololg
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful day with friends and lunch at the top view restaurant...the visit of the Lamas was the cherry on the icing. Perfect easy walk day with the kids. Park all the way at the top.

Thank mellevy1
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Animals accessible, almost within touching distance, in a natural and wild nature, combined with stunning views of Mont Blanc and the valley. Very close Chamonix. Do not miss. בעלי חיים נגישים, כמעט במרחק נגיעה, בתוך טבע טבעי ופראי, בשילוב עם נוף מדהים למון בלאן ולעמק....More

Thank Ofir T
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