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Parc de Merlet

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Fantastic for families

Beautiful views and wonderful to see mountain animals in their natural environment. Drop off at the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
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this is a must when you in this area very nice nature pure , we enjoyed every moment , would go... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Canmore, Canada
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“animal park”(7 reviews)
“car park”(12 reviews)
2495 Chemin de Merlet, 74310 Les Houches, France
+33 4 50 53 47 89
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All reviews animal park car park local wildlife steep climb young children be aware natural environment views are stunning beautiful park few hours walk uphill mountain goats worth the trip spend an afternoon on site small children nice walk
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Beautiful views and wonderful to see mountain animals in their natural environment. Drop off at the top and then park car further down if a steep climb will be difficult for little legs.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

this is a must when you in this area very nice nature pure , we enjoyed every moment , would go back any time .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ambuehla
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice place to visit with kids. Panoramic views to Mt Blanc, animals and a small& cozy restaurant. Kids really enjoyed to see the animals running around free! The local meat and cheese plate at the restaurant was delicious! You can access...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Great day out with younger children , teach them about the mountain habitat and local wildlife , as well as some form further afield - Llamas are not indigenous to the Alps , but nice to see whatever.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AndrewM_StG74
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We took our two young grandchildren (6 and 3) to the park during our holiday in the French Alps. It’s really lovely to see the animals in their natural environment rather than in pens and cages. We saw chamois, ibex, marmots, llama, alpaca and sika...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the park on a Sunday afternoon. There is a steep uphill 1.5km walk from the car park - my husband is disabled and had to wait in the car as he couldn’t manage the walk. We later saw that there are disabled spaces...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Whilst on Tripadvisor looking for things to do near Chamonix I came across the Parc de Merlet and were so lucky we did! After reading some reviews I was a bit sceptical about the walk to the park as there are a lot of over...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank SomewhereElseCalls
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

highly recommended for families with kids. views are incredible, animals walking around amusing kids. very nice trails. tip - park as close as possible to the entrance.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alexkunin
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with an amazing view ! It was on the last day when we discovered this place so didn’t have enough time to see everything.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Monika Z
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Great animal park perched high above Les Houches - plenty of animals to see in their natural habitat. Its run by a local family and they have a small concession offering drinks etc. Its really a wonderful visit with kids but also for adults -...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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