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Parc animalier de Merlet

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Situated at 1500 m, in front of the Mont Blanc, the animal park of Merlet is a magnificent 50 acres park where ibex, chamois, marmots, stags, deers, hinds and llamas move around in freedom !

DescriptionEasy hike in the parc, a 2 to 3 hour visit.

Several benches and deckchairs allow you to pause during your visit. You can even enjoy the sun and lay down at the altiport, a large and flat pasture.

Discover the exhibition and projection rooms, the souvenir shop, the educational and fun displays and the guided visit in 4 languages on your smartphone!
In July and August, daily free activities about the animals and the mountains.

Species to be discovered in the parc: ibex, Sika deer, llama, mouflon, marmot, chamois andfallow deer!

Services at your disposal:
- 150 parking spots
- Bar, restaurant, panoramic terasse open at the same opening time as the parc.
- Pic-nic area before the entrance of the park

NEW SUMMER 2021 : With the high traffic on the park in July and August, reservations MANDATORY for any visit! Easy and free on "

From Les Houches or from the South Balcony, hike up to the animal park. It is very simple: signs put at the halfway point of the South Balcony and of the path from Les Houches will show you a code for you to memorise. These code will change regularly. Tell the code to the desk at the park entrance and get a discount on the entrance fee !

Free shuttle service in July and August
The 4 parking lots have a total capacity of approximately 150 spaces and quickly reach maximum capacity in July and August. Merlet Park runs a free shuttle service in July and August to save you the 6 km climb and avoid the hassle of finding a parking space. Simply leave your car in the dedicated spaces at the Houches railway station and go the shuttle stop sign. Shuttle capacity: 8 persons
Face mask is obligatory in the shuttle from 11 years old. Thank you.
Adulto: a partir de 8,50 €
Niño: a partir de 5,50 €.

Gratuito para los niños menores de 4 años.
Del 19/05 al 30/06/2021 de 10 a 18.
Cerrado los lunes.

Del 01/07 al 31/08/2021, todos los dias de 9:30 a 19:30.

Del 01/09 al 30/09/2021 de 10 a 18.
Cerrado los lunes.
Equipos y servicios
  • Animals non accepted
  • Chèques vacances
  • Acceso autocar
  • Aparcamiento cercano
  • Área de pique-nique
  • Bar
  • Desfibrilador
  • Documentación Turística
  • Parking autocar (ES)
  • Restauración
  • Sala de exposiciones
  • Tienda
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