Merlet Animal Park
From Les Houches, cross the river and take the road up to this park in Le Coupeau at 1562m. The Parc Animalier de Merlet is a park with mountain animals moving freely. It is not a zoo.
An opportunity to see deer, chamois, bouquetins, marmots, llamas and more. Picnics and dogs are forbidden.
See our dedicated Merlet Animal Park page to find routes, prices and opening times.
Saint-Bernard Breeding Center
At the "Elevage de Saint-Bernard aux Houches," between Servoz and Les Houches, at the Aire de la Fontaine exit, come see the breeding centre for St. Bernard dogs. Excursions last half an hour.
Everyday except Sundays and Monday mornings
July / August / school holidays: 10am -11.30am / 2.30pm - 6pm
Other periods: 2pm - 5.30pm
Adults: 4.30 Euros.
Children: 5 - 12 Euros.
Group prices from 15 people.
+33 (0)4 50 47 23 60
Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve
The entrance is on the Col des Montets between Argentière and Le Buet.
The nature reserve extends from 1200m at Argentière, to 2965m at the summit of the Belvédère.
A large diversity of plant and animal life is easily accessible here.
From June to mid-September.
9.30am -12.30pm / 1.30pm - 6.30pm
Chalet du col des Montets
2906 route des Montets
+33 (0)4 50 54 02 24
+33 (0)4 50 54 08 06
Swiss Alpine Zoo: Les Marécottes
The Alpine Zoo Marécottes is located at 1100 meters altitude, surrounded by forests of pine and larch.
About 35,000m2, you will discover most of our alpine fauna and flora in their natural environment, such as black bears, wolves, lynx, marmots, foxes, owls, deer, chamois, ibex, wild boar and other animals.
High season (July-August): 9am to 7.30pm
Low season (November-April): 9am to 5pm
Inter Season: 9am to 6.30pm
1922 Salvan, Switzerland
+41 (0)2 77 61 15 62