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“A great day out”
Review of Parc de Merlet

Parc de Merlet
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Les Houches
Certificate of Excellence
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A great day out”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

A really great park in a simply stunning setting! The animals are free to come and go as they please and this adds to the enjoyment. Deer, sheep and goats of varying types can be seen at the upper end of the park and Llamas wander round taking it all in! Rather unfairly though the star of the show are the marmots, comically curious and with the ability to stop a whole group of people in their tracks when they run on to the path and stand up blocking the way! Park wardens do a great job in maintaining the no feeding rule and are very knowledgable about the flora and fauna in general. Despite the viewing areas being at a sensible distance from the animals habitats, I was more than happy wyen after 20 minutes sitting quietly watching marmots from a distance, one ran over to us and sat on my lap for a few seconds before scampering off again! Great cafe and parking was good, be warned a very steep walk up to the entrance that may be difficult for elderly guests or families with push chairs. Only one regret, the very interesting looking talks and lectures were not offered in English, but that is as much my fault for my poor French!

Visited July 2013
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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“nature at the top”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

a very nice place located near les houches less than 7mins drive. we parked our car at the middle parking at the top of mountain the walked upward for 10 mins which was a little hard for kids . we pay 25 euros for family of 5 which was reasonable . the park was open wiled with so many animals that kids could feed and touch . it was a lot of fun and enjoyment . you can see the village from top and also mountains and the beautiful nature . there was a small restaurant with good prices .it opens 9:30 am try to go as early as possible to park at the upper parking so you can keep some energy . i would go again .

Visited August 2012
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