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Parc de Merlet Reviews
Excellent place to visit with children, they can enjoy the walking around animals and you can enjoy the great view on Mont Blanc mountain. more »
This place combines a beautiful setting, hands-on experience with animals and the beautiful backdrop of Mont Blanc in a single place. There are countless beautiful animals wandering around, unafraid..... 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.
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