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Drove up one afternoon. 16k of switchback roads and impatient French drivers! Then there are the... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Hilary A
Brisbane, Australia
would have been amazing if we werent spooked by the snowfall!!!

we were first time visitors to the area as we are normally summer ,we had visited La Cluzas and La... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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 Hilary A
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
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Famous as the finish for a stage on the Tour de France this is a place well worth visit as the views from the top are stunning. One way the Alps the other the plains between the Alps and Jura mountains. Wish I was fit...More

Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This mountain summit is a relatively short drive from Annecy. While the road is fairly twisty it is not a difficult drive. It is very worthwhile since it takes you near the summit and provides excellent views of the surrounding mountains and scenic valleys. Get...More

Thank livetotravelcdn
Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you are staying in Annecy , then this hill is right on your doorstep . It is a nice steady accent with no tought or steep sections. Wonderful views from the top. A cafe / restaurant at the top. You are spoilt for choices...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Interesting car drive up a fairly winding road for about 10 miles - but worth it as the views from the top are stunning. Easy places to park and cafe up there to.

Thank PSG100
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This was an OMG moment. We took the early Sunday morning bus, round trip is very in expensive, Ligne d'été bus from the bus station to the summit. Mont Blanc was clear for most of day, spent time time hiking around the summit area and...More

1  Thank renobobs
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Response from Matildea |
I don't think so it's well hot at the moment and there is nothing up there.