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Simply beautiful

Awesome place with beautiful views all the way to the Mont Blanc. When we were there in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thara v
Amazing all around views and landscapes

Simply daid: You do not want to miss that point. Unless you are used to such landscapes. Worth... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 August 2008

Each year we visit family in Sevrier (town on lac annecy) we head up to the Semnoz. We have young children (5 and 8) and it is a wonderful place to hike around - easy walks and lovely views. We stop at the summer luge...More

8  Thank Tsukiji
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 September 2009

it's nice for a family. Well ...... But I can tell you it's -very- expensive for what it is ..... The keepers certainly think they will never lack customers because they are relatively close to the lake (3km) ? But next time, I go to...More

4  Thank klexone
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome place with beautiful views all the way to the Mont Blanc. When we were there in the beginning of October the weather was still great while it was very quiet on the top (I can imagine there are a lot of tourists in the...More

Thank Thara v
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Simply daid: You do not want to miss that point. Unless you are used to such landscapes. Worth travelling especially to visit the point. Instruct your GPS to look for a cafe/restaurant called "The Rochers Blancs". Once you are there, park across the road ,...More

1  Thank Shmill21
Reviewed 5 October 2018

It was a long and winding drive, but my goodness what a stunning view when you get to the top. It would be pretty difficult to get there without a car I suspect

1  Thank Denny B
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

It only costs 6.2 euros for a return trip from Annecy gare routiere platform 10 to Semoz. Some people bring their bikes. We only went for an easy hike on the summit, lunch at Chalet du Gruffy, which offered a hugh plate of sausage, ham...More

2  Thank Shirley Y
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Beware of the sat nav giving you directions, from the south. It can find some very very narrow windy roads. Stick with the narrow windy roads the buses use! Takes about half an hour from Annecy in the north but is well worth it. Drive...More

1  Thank jirah_10
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We were keen to explore on the opening service of the bus to Semnoz. Did a few walks, visited the restsurant a few times and decided to walk down to the next bus stop, not realising we were going the wrong way. Walked a few...More

1  Thank Petra K
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Drove up one afternoon. 16k of switchback roads and impatient French drivers! Then there are the cyclists! You can descend the other side and link to the road along the eastern side of the lake to get back to Annecy. The chalet at the top...More

Thank 781hilarya
Reviewed 13 March 2018

we were first time visitors to the area as we are normally summer ,we had visited La Cluzas and La forclaz,but Semnoz looked diiferent,more of a natural area,we started to drive up the mountain roads which are quite twisty and there was no snow,obviously the...More

1  Thank suzieb61
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Bit of a chore to drive there, all for a 30+ minute walk-about, but great senery and I got some very nice pictures. Glad I went.

1  Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Perfect to go with kids in the Summer for a short walk, beautiful views of the Mont-Blanc, but not only. Great hikes as it is quite flat so good for all levels. Going there by bike is a good strenuous but not impossible 2 hour...More

Thank Pierre C
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I don't think so it's well hot at the moment and there is nothing up there.