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Gorges du Fier

Lovagny, 74330 Annecy, France
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Ranked #7 of 27 Attractions in Annecy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The gorge of the river Fier is only 10km west of the beautiful French alpine town of Annecy. It is not to be missed, but those afraid of heights may find the walk through the gorge on an elevated cantilevered walkway a little threatening. The drive there is lovely, through lush, green farmland, with a few houses dotted along the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My friend and I were visiting Annecy and we went to the Gorge de Fier. You need a car to get here and can't be afraid of heights. The views and natural landscape were really great and it was something unexpectedly nice. Give yourself between 45 minutes - 1 hour for everything.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Walk a half mile or so on the passerelle - a narrow walkway pasted to the side of the narrow gorge with water rushing far below. (Yes there is a railing). Huge rocks have fallen off the sides over the millenniums and lie askew, often wedged into the gorge below you. Plenty of explanatory signs, including the heights of floods... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Really interesting and informative. it was amazing to be able to walk through the gorge and see the erosion and where previous water levels had been.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

A lovely walkway through the gorge to watch the river churning below you and see how it has eroded through the rocks. It's not for those of a nervous disposition and can be slippery on wet days like the day we visited. There is information along the way to teach you some geology and to display how high the water... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is an absolute must see if you are in the area and have any kind of interest in nature and geology. This is a stunning gorge with a walkway some 100 feet above the bottom of the gorge. It takes about one hour for the full tour and is worth every moment! You won't regret this attraction taking time... More

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want to visit a gorges and you want to be completely in it and feel and hear the water rushing under you than you have to visit this lovely gorges. It is at some places so narrow that you can tuch both rock walls. About 10 km away from Annecy.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you're afraid of heights; don't go. If you love what nature is capable of doing, do go! Even our teenage kids liked what they saw and recommended this to other teenagers!

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Annecy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I've done this excursion twice and I like taking visitors to see it. The passage around the gorges may be a little scary for people afraid of heights but it is safe although sometimes slippery. Entry cost is reasonable and there is information in multiple languages although some of the geology info is only in French. You can take toddlers... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Got the #1 bus to Poisy from Annecy, then couldn't find the stop for the #12 bus to Lovagny. Therefore we missed the bus and the next one wasn't for another two hours so be careful if you're getting the bus there from Annecy. On the bright side we enjoyed a nice lunch in Poisy.

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