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Parc de Merlet Snowshoe Walks, Les Houches

Snowshoe walk around Chamonix's nature and animal park with marmots, chamois & bouquetins

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Parc de Merlet is a great place to spot some local animals in their natural environment. A nature reserve, rather than a zoo, the park is perched on a large plateau high above Les Houches.

A gentle snowshoe walk with Philippe, who will guide you around the woodland and meadows where you can come face to face with alpine creatures, in their natural environment.

Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:00 to 17:00, depending on weather conditions. €35 per person, including equipment. Booking mandatory on +33 (0)6 78 50 03 96.

Watch out for

It is a rather steep hike up the hill if you do not have a car so take car if you have poeple with reduced mobilty with you.

Who should go

A great family trip!

Event Details


Parc de Merlet

What to see

The information chalet will tell you all you need to know about the furry inhabitants of the park and it also has an exhibition of the history of Parc de Merlet.

Book Sightseeing

Where to lunch

During the summer Parc de Merlet also has a cafe serving light meals, snacks, ice creams and hot and cold drinks. Gifts and souvenirs can be bought at the shop.

Book a Restaurant

Booking Arrangements

Child policy

Good for children of all ages.


  • Open Seasons
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Chemin de Merlet