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Gorges du Fier

Lovagny, 74330 Annecy, France
33 04 50 46 23 07
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Ranked #6 of 23 Attractions in Annecy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Moscow, Russia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful canyon, spectacular views, great pictures. We've been there on a very hot day, but in there it was cool and refreshing. It's easy to access with a car, but we took a bus from Annecy to the nearest village, and then walked the Gorges (one hour). There's a local bus, but it has a specific schedule with long breaks.... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful views into the gorge with well managed pathways. Fast paced return walk would take an hour. We enjoyed the views and made it a couple of hours. Parking was easy, and good information was provided at the entrance kiosk. Basic snacks and drinks available.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stopped in here on our way to Annecy. We parked in the lower lot and walked up to the entrance, paid our fee and began a 90 minute journey through a fantastic stretch of river carved canyon. You walk on a suspend platform through the Gorge, pausing to take a look at the high water marker. At the exit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a good spot to get out and do a little walking. The walk along the gorge is similar to a catwalk and felt very safe, even though it was up high. There are reviews that indicated if you don't like heights, it's not for you, but I didn't find that at all. Another quiet little gem in this... More

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautiful place to visit when in Annecy! If you don't like heights, it might not be for you, however the walkway is sturdy, you can't climb over the barrier and the sights are well worth it! Beware - the path does become more slippery towards the end, but even if you just stay to the main path, the view is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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