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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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Fantastic chance to get close to alpine animals - but beware of parking

This is a natural mountainside with a variety of wildlife roaming the area. The animals are not... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alan H
London, United Kingdom
pas très sympa

Nous sommes arrivés au parc animalier après une heure de marche sous la pluie. Nous avons demandé... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chamonix, France
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2495 Chemin de Merlet, 74310 Les Houches, France
+33 4 50 53 47 89
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a natural mountainside with a variety of wildlife roaming the area. The animals are not afraid of visitors and so come very close to you. There are easy and more challenging routes around the park so it's not too challenging , though it...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nous sommes arrivés au parc animalier après une heure de marche sous la pluie. Nous avons demandé l'autorisation de rentrer pour aller prendre une boisson chaude et aller au toilette dans le restaurant, malheureusement nous n'avons pas eu le droit - pas très sympa ces...More

Thank mariannecoates68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 7 euros each to see a chicken and some rabbits. Not impressed. We felt like we had been mugged. Waste of time, waste of money.

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden up windy road and very uncommercialised. Various goats llamas etc and marmots...although the weather was appalling when we were there so didn't see them, they were snug sleeping in their massive house. Lovely walks around the park and friendly staff.

Thank HelenStaffs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early! The parc opens at 10:00 and it is very hard to find parkingspace after 10:30 we found. We parked at parking 1....which is still a very decent walk towards the park entrance! We could leave our dogs in a shelter (lockable with...More

Thank Hjalmar F
Reviewed 30 June 2017 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 26 June 2017

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 19 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 3 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 Xraylux
Reviewed 17 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

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