Discover our region

Praz sur Arly is located in the Mont Blanc, in the heart of the Haute-Savoie.

Due to its central location, you can easily access the many attractions of the department.
You will find below some ideas for visits to discover in a radius of 20-70 km around Praz sur Arly.

  • Le tramway du Mont Blanc à St Gervais (20km) :
    Unrestricted access to the roof of Europe, a fascinating idea, a dream, a crazy dream that will be materialized in 1907. After a daring construction, the Tramway of the Mont Blanc will reach in 1913, the “Eagle’s Nest”, its terminus at 2380 m.
    At the start of Fayet, winding through the forest, bordering hamlets, through pastures and disappearing into the tunnels, the single train and its old wagons will lead you close to glaciers, just under Mont Blanc…
  • Le Train du Montenvers – Mer de glace à Chamonix (40km) :
    In circulation since 1908, it carries its passengers on the Montenvers site, right on the famous Mer de Glace.
    Surrounded by prestigious summits, the Drus (3,754 m), the Grandes Jorasses (4205 m) and the Grands Charmoz (3842 m), the Montenvers site offers many exhibitions to enable everyone to learn more about life of the greatest French glacier (7 km long!), and the alpine nature.
  • L’Aiguille du Midi à Chamonix (40km) :
    The most famous cable car in the world will take you … after a dizzy air travel up to the Aiguille du Midi (3842 meters).
    This mountain site equipped for your comfort and safety, offers a unique panorama, 360 °, on the majestic Mont Blanc and throughout its mass.
    Maybe you’ll have the chance to observe a roped climbers to conquer one of these prestigious heights!
  • Le barrage d’Emosson à Vallorcine (60km) :
    Emosson hydroelectric dam is located in a spectacular setting overlooking the hamlet Swiss Châtelard, 19 km from Chamonix. To get there, take the Mont Blanc Express to Chamonix railway station towards Martigny (stop Châtelard) or go by car via the Col des Montets and Vallorcine and the Swiss border.
  • Annecy et son lac (60km) :
    Its lake blue-green waters and canals that run through the old town gave him the nickname “Venice of the Alps”. World renowned for its tourist attractions, quality of life and its surrounding mountains, Annecy is a tourist town that has preserved its charm and authenticity.
  • Genève et le Lac leman (70km) :
    If you are traveling to Geneva, do not forget to visit the following places:
    – Geneva’s rade
    – The Fountain
    – The Flower Clock
    – The Cathedral of Saint-Pierre
    – The Reformation Wall
    – Place Neuve
    – The Palais des Nations
    – Place du Bourg-de-Four
    – Carouge
    – This attractions are world famous and remains a must!
  • Le village médiéval d’Yvoire :
    It is a fortified village. At the end of the tip and overlooking Leman lake, it is still tightly clenched in his missing pregnant, I mean he did not dare to cross the line, this fictitious and remained hidden behind two towers defending its two inputs. It sinks in their vault and arch in front of you is the steep little streets stony, it is a small dégringolement picked roofed houses with large yellow tiles, it is finally, at the bottom, the castle commander port: a big stone cube with a terrace, and on its walls warriors grows and floats wind peaceful vine. “
  • Le Parc animalier des Houches (30km) :
    Family walks or hiking are passionate for relaxation, discover more than 80 mountain animals in their natural environment. A Merlet, no fences, so keep your distance, respect nature…
  • Le sentier du Baroque :
    Walk on part of the Baroque trail to discover Baroque art through its churches and chapels. Easy walk, accessible to all.
  • Les lacs de Passy :
    Passy’s lake is a remarkable site for its scenery, its many activities offered for all and its tranquility. Indeed, the leisure infrastructure includes a set of mini-golf, small boat, golf in the branches, fitness trail, supervised beach, trail for mountain bikes. A wide range of activities to entertain you!
  • Le château des Rubins à Sallanches :
    Discovery Centre of the mountain environment.
    Permanent exhibition on the mountain environment: tour is like a walk in the mountains, the forests to rocky cliff.
  • Les grands cols : Col des Aravis, Col de La Colombière, Col des Saisies, Barrage de Roselend,…
    Inaugurated in 1937, the Route des Grandes Alpes is the most beautiful mountain roaming: from Thonon-les-Bains to Menton, from Leman lake to the Mediterranean Sea, 684 km and 16 cols among the highest in the French Alps – six of them rising over 2000 meters – guide motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists, (and sometimes … intrepid hikers) through a territory exceptional natural and cultural heritage.
    Griyotire is referred to as the charming hotel on Great Alpine Crossing: Nearby, you can climb many passes well known, bicycle, motorcycle or car: Col des Aravis, Col de la Colombière Saisies, Cormets Roselend …

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