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Simply beautiful

Awesome place with beautiful views all the way to the Mont Blanc. When we were there in the... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Thara v
Amazing all around views and landscapes

Simply daid: You do not want to miss that point. Unless you are used to such landscapes. Worth... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Awesome place with beautiful views all the way to the Mont Blanc. When we were there in the beginning of October the weather was still great while it was very quiet on the top (I can imagine there are a lot of tourists in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Simply daid: You do not want to miss that point. Unless you are used to such landscapes. Worth travelling especially to visit the point. Instruct your GPS to look for a cafe/restaurant called "The Rochers Blancs". Once you are there, park across the road ,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

It was a long and winding drive, but my goodness what a stunning view when you get to the top. It would be pretty difficult to get there without a car I suspect

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Denny B
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

It only costs 6.2 euros for a return trip from Annecy gare routiere platform 10 to Semoz. Some people bring their bikes. We only went for an easy hike on the summit, lunch at Chalet du Gruffy, which offered a hugh plate of sausage, ham...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Shirley Y
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Beware of the sat nav giving you directions, from the south. It can find some very very narrow windy roads. Stick with the narrow windy roads the buses use! Takes about half an hour from Annecy in the north but is well worth it. Drive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jirah_10
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We were keen to explore on the opening service of the bus to Semnoz. Did a few walks, visited the restsurant a few times and decided to walk down to the next bus stop, not realising we were going the wrong way. Walked a few...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Petra K
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Drove up one afternoon. 16k of switchback roads and impatient French drivers! Then there are the cyclists! You can descend the other side and link to the road along the eastern side of the lake to get back to Annecy. The chalet at the top...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

we were first time visitors to the area as we are normally summer ,we had visited La Cluzas and La forclaz,but Semnoz looked diiferent,more of a natural area,we started to drive up the mountain roads which are quite twisty and there was no snow,obviously the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank suzieb61
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Bit of a chore to drive there, all for a 30+ minute walk-about, but great senery and I got some very nice pictures. Glad I went.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Bryan M
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Perfect to go with kids in the Summer for a short walk, beautiful views of the Mont-Blanc, but not only. Great hikes as it is quite flat so good for all levels. Going there by bike is a good strenuous but not impossible 2 hour...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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