Trip Planner: Europe / France / Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes / Haute-Savoie / Chamonix / Les Houches / Parc de Merlet
Parc de Merlet reviews
i m a loyal to this place - amazing view and amazing experince being nearer to these beautiful animals- great for solo-families-children-friends more »
Beautiful views on a clear day and the opportunity to see alpine wildlife (marmots, mountain goats, etc) in natural setting. My kids loved it but complained about the uphill walk from the 3rd... more »
We were able to see animals just wandering around— no fencing except the perimeter fence that I could see. We stuck to the inner “orange” loop because we had a 3 year old with us. Other reviews said this is not a good place for strollers. I will say that if you have a good off-roaring stroller with air-filled tires then you can do the small orange loop. The bigger “blue” loop is NOT accessible by stroller (stairs, rocks, roots all on steep slopes). Also, it is a steep climb from the parking lot for a toddler. Mine did alright and we didn’t have to carry her, but we were lucky enough to be dropped off at P1 parking area which is also the turnaround area for the shuttle that takes you up from Les Houches train station. I highly recommend the shuttle since there is limited parking and the drive is on a narrow road. The shuttle had at least one booster seat as well. There is a restaurant and a sandbox for the kids at the top once you’ve paid your entry fee. Great views from the Parc! I would go again without her. 😄
Must visit in Chamonix. Especially with kids. Great walk through and have a close look at the animals. And what a great view 👍🏻. The tickets 8€ for adults and 5€ for kids. They have a restaurant where you can enjoy your coffee with the view. I like how they make the nearest parking area for the family with kids. Because it’s hard to walk to the entrance.
Plan your trip to Chamonix
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Chamonix
Side trips from Chamonix
Nature in Chamonix
Hidden gems in Chamonix
Winter Sports in Chamonix
Nearby attractions in Chamonix
Trips to Parc de Merlet by other users
54 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA Paris · Bayeux · Mont-Saint-Michel 31 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Nice · Saint-Raphael · Cassis 31 days in France BY A USER FROM ROMANIA Chamonix · Paris · Bayeux 54 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Chamonix · Nice · Saint-Raphael 4 days in Chamonix BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Parasailing & Paragliding · Aiguille du Midi · Glacier des Bossons 46 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Marseille · Carcassonne · Avignon