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A Hidden Gem

This place is a hidden gem, stunningly beautiful and peaceful. It is about 12km away from Samoens... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
Stunning location

Breath taking scenery high rugged mountains with cascading waterfalls, beautiful tranquil lakes... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
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“car park”(10 reviews)
“le cirque”(4 reviews)
“easy walk”(4 reviews)
One of the most beautiful national parks in France with dramatic cliff scenery. The start of many walks and refuge trails.
Fer a Cheval, 74740 Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, France
+33 4 50 34 49 36
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All reviews car park le cirque easy walk valley floor great walk every turn amazing scenery the river few hours lovely place rope bridge there are so many baby carrier limited mobility cascading waterfalls horse riding small cafe
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

This place is a hidden gem, stunningly beautiful and peaceful. It is about 12km away from Samoens as per G-maps. Parking is paid and a fee of 5€ is due at a barrier before you continue driving the last 2km. Hiking signs are there at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Qamer_Zia
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Breath taking scenery high rugged mountains with cascading waterfalls, beautiful tranquil lakes, and the perfect place for the little ones to take a pony ride around Le Cirque. Sadly my photos are on another device but they don't do this place justice, €5 to park...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alljiggy
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We have walked in some amazing places, this would be at the top. There are tracks for all levels, the one most seem to do is to Prazon restaurant ( hope I spelt it right) the going to here is reasonably flat, from here it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kiwisflythecoop
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend some time exploring these mountains. If you choose to walk to the top expect the whole trek to take about 3hrs. It’s quite strenuous going near the top but you can walk at your own pace easily enough, or you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank andreawo
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

So beautiful and nice walks. Only place where we saw chamois.you come into the cirque and get a breathtaking view

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank luc_declerck
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

You will cross water streams -bring hiking shoes-, see dozens of waterfalls in a 2-3 hours hike. Although there are a couple of bars along the path, do not forget water and sunscreen. Excellent place for picnic.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andres H
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Park in the car park, €5, where there are toilets and then walk up to a large natural amphitheatre of mountains which is brilliant where there is also restaurant. Keep going and follow the trails alongside the river up to the head of the valley,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank dnmac1955
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is really a stunning park : waterfalls everywhere you see - if you're there in the right season (juni is very good). The walk from the parking to 'the end of the world" and back is about 12 km and everyone with a normal...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eddy J
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit and spend some time exploring. Very easy walk for families with children, but can be spiced up if you choose to take “Le pas du Boret”. Scenic views you will definitely remember for long time.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Grzegorz K
Reviewed 29 April 2018

As many reviewers have written the valley is absolutely stunning. It may not feel so at the very beginning (considering the drive you just had while coming here - which is gorgeous as well), but as you walk deeper inside and get closer to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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cathy m
8 August 2017|
Response from TippOz | Reviewed this property |
This is a relatively easy walk and I would have thought you'd have no problem doing it with a dog.