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A Hidden Gem

This place is a hidden gem, stunningly beautiful and peaceful. It is about 12km away from Samoens... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Frankfurt, Germany
Stunning location

Breath taking scenery high rugged mountains with cascading waterfalls, beautiful tranquil lakes... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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“car park”(10 reviews)
“le cirque”(4 reviews)
“valley floor”(4 reviews)
One of the most beautiful national parks in France with dramatic cliff scenery. The start of many walks and refuge trails.
Fer a Cheval, 74740 Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, France
+33 4 50 34 49 36
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

A superb place to go out hiking! There are lots of easy ways and also some steep difficult trails. Lots of waterfalls for swimming (if you do not mind ice cold water), amazing scenery and panorama. Even mountainbiking is possible, with some trails crossing small...More

5  Thank Abusultan
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Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a hidden gem, stunningly beautiful and peaceful. It is about 12km away from Samoens as per G-maps. Parking is paid and a fee of 5€ is due at a barrier before you continue driving the last 2km. Hiking signs are there at...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Breath taking scenery high rugged mountains with cascading waterfalls, beautiful tranquil lakes, and the perfect place for the little ones to take a pony ride around Le Cirque. Sadly my photos are on another device but they don't do this place justice, €5 to park...More

Thank Alljiggy
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We have walked in some amazing places, this would be at the top. There are tracks for all levels, the one most seem to do is to Prazon restaurant ( hope I spelt it right) the going to here is reasonably flat, from here it...More

Thank Kiwisflythecoop
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend some time exploring these mountains. If you choose to walk to the top expect the whole trek to take about 3hrs. It’s quite strenuous going near the top but you can walk at your own pace easily enough, or you...More

Thank andreawo
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

So beautiful and nice walks. Only place where we saw chamois.you come into the cirque and get a breathtaking view

Thank luc_declerck
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

You will cross water streams -bring hiking shoes-, see dozens of waterfalls in a 2-3 hours hike. Although there are a couple of bars along the path, do not forget water and sunscreen. Excellent place for picnic.

Thank Andres H
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Park in the car park, €5, where there are toilets and then walk up to a large natural amphitheatre of mountains which is brilliant where there is also restaurant. Keep going and follow the trails alongside the river up to the head of the valley,...More

2  Thank dnmac1955
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This is really a stunning park : waterfalls everywhere you see - if you're there in the right season (juni is very good). The walk from the parking to 'the end of the world" and back is about 12 km and everyone with a normal...More

Thank Eddy J
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit and spend some time exploring. Very easy walk for families with children, but can be spiced up if you choose to take “Le pas du Boret”. Scenic views you will definitely remember for long time.

1  Thank Grzegorz K
Reviewed April 29, 2018

As many reviewers have written the valley is absolutely stunning. It may not feel so at the very beginning (considering the drive you just had while coming here - which is gorgeous as well), but as you walk deeper inside and get closer to the...More

Thank SaurabhBaj
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cathy m
August 8, 2017|
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This is a relatively easy walk and I would have thought you'd have no problem doing it with a dog.