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Parc de Merlet

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Address: 2495 Chemin de Merlet, 74310 Les Houches, France
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Great way to see the local wildlife

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... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Nick P
Esher, United Kingdom
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Esher, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 18 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 is a walk from the car and a walk whilst you're there and if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 of them and of the mountains across. A pretty good physical conditions is needed to... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 16 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, there is a very peaceful feeling in the park. The animals are easy to see... More 

1 Thank TailsFromProvence
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

There is nothing so wow in this parc, nothing like a zoo. Children enjoyed seeing the few animals here and there and we adults enjoyed the views from the top. But it was nothing so remarkable. There is no transport to the parc and we walked it down to les bossons....it read 45mins but it took us two hours plus... More 

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Gloucestershire, UK
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Aftyer a winding drive from the valley floor you will reach the car park, you now need to get out and walk! It's a good 20 minute walk to the parc but when you arrive you are greeted by the amazing views over to Mont Blanc and the Bossons Glacier. You are free to explorer the parc at your leisure,... More 

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tunbridge wells
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83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My 8 years old son is reviewing the parc. The animals come really close to you.You can even find some animals on roofs!!! But you have to walk one kilometre from the parking to get there. There is a green trail and a blue trail the green Path is shorter and you don't even need to choose before you are... More 

1 Thank ololg
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful day with friends and lunch at the top view restaurant...the visit of the Lamas was the cherry on the icing. Perfect easy walk day with the kids. Park all the way at the top.

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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Animals accessible, almost within touching distance, in a natural and wild nature, combined with stunning views of Mont Blanc and the valley. Very close Chamonix. Do not miss. בעלי חיים נגישים, כמעט במרחק נגיעה, בתוך טבע טבעי ופראי, בשילוב עם נוף מדהים למון בלאן ולעמק. קרוב מאוד לשאמוני. לא להחמיץ.

Thank Ofir T
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful value for money compared to just about everything else near here, the Parc is a great big enclosed Alpine environment containing many of the finest examples of local wildlife - Chamois, Bouquetin, Mouflon and more. They probably have English names, but I'm not sure what they are. Just think mountain goats, antelope and deer, and you're in the right... More 

Thank Kerrrrmit
Tel Aviv, Israel
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140 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Truly beautiful view on the Mont Blanc and glaciers, very well maintained park with animals in the wild. It's more of a small children kind of activity

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