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Lovely chapel

Cute little chapel, typical of the French alps. Very intimate, nice that it is always open (in my... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Marjo16
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
A must see on a clear sunny day

Worth the trip to enjoy gorgeous view of Mont Blanc in the distance. The road is very busy though... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2017
stism
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Grenoble, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 20, 2014

From the top of Col de l'Aravis we hiked up the Chalet du Curé with sights of the Mont-Blanc. Rocky but not too steep. +/- 2 h hence and back.

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Reviewed June 22, 2015

There are some supreme alpine passes in the area, including Col de L'Iseran (2770m), undoubtedly one of the very best, and Col du Mont Cenis (2083m) a close second, with faster, more open bends and a better road surface, not to mention much higher than...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Cute little chapel, typical of the French alps. Very intimate, nice that it is always open (in my opinion) and anyone who needs it can put a card here.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Worth the trip to enjoy gorgeous view of Mont Blanc in the distance. The road is very busy though, with bicycles, motorbikes, minivans, trailers of all kind. Drive cautiously and safely there to fully enjoy the view .

1  Thank stism
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Catch it when the weather is good and this is stunning. The highlight is the view of Mont Blanc, and l'Etale is imposing as it stands proud of one side of the Col. There's an interesting and alpine-themed (though overpriced) giftshop and you can grab...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

On an fine day, this is a great place to view Mt. Blanc and have a nice lunch. On the weekend when the weather is good, you need to book ahead if you want a meal.

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Reviewed September 27, 2016

We drove to Col des Aravis and on to Col de la Croix Fry from Annecy, it’s certainly worth the trip. The view is stunning and there are a lot of amenities – a lovely, tiny church, several bars, restaurants and shops. The drive up...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2015

Nice mountain pass with more than the usual facilities on offer. Extremely good hotel and restaurant. Smaller bar/restaurant further along and a larger bar/ brasserie/restaurant also. A couple of gift shops, a small chapel and a farm just off the road selling local Reblechon cheese,...More

1  Thank bettyian
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Launching from Montmin Talloires i reached La Cluzas and hiked to refuge de la Bombardellaz at 1.650 mtr height. Next day climed the route passage de la col de forclaz (seems every place has its forclaz) Lots of wildlife to spot here ! Great route...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2015

This was part of my tour of Lake Annecy and the French Alps by Shearings. The day out excursion was Lakes & Mountains which ended at this Col, prior to returning to La Clusaz. A lovely setting with nature all around and the joy of...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2015

We spent 3hours exploring Col des Aravis the Church of Sainte Anne is marvelous and the dairy cows walking across the road to be milked was quite novel. Watching the sunset on Mont Blanc as it changed color to a shade of pink was majestic....More

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Reviewed August 25, 2015

A great Col, not the highest of Cols, but the views on both sides and from the top are great. Shops n cafes at the top - walks from the top. Watch out for the Gorges de L'Arly down to Ugine {on the the Annecy...More

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