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Merlet Wildlife park

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Special information for spring and summer season 2020 :
The animal park will be open from Saturday the 16th of May 2020!
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm from Wednesday to Sunday.
Covid-19 measures: respect 1m between each family when waiting at the entrance, masks are not compulsory but highly recommended, please respect the one way signs when in place.
The restaurant and its terrace is closed to the public for now but you can still take away drinks, ice creams and waffles.
The movie and exhibition rooms are closed.
Antibacterial gel is at your disposal in the park.

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

HIKING TO MERLET PARK.
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 !
Prices
Adult: from 8 €
Child: from 5 €.

Free entry for children < 4 years.

Group rate on booking from 15 persons.
Member card to ask on site or to download on the park's website.
Purchase on site:
The great book "Merlet, quelle est ta magie ?" 28€
- Guidebook and games booklet.
Facilities and services
  • Animals non accepted
  • Chèques vacances
  • Bar
  • Coach access
  • Coach parking
  • Defibrillator
  • Exhibition space
  • Outhouse
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Sustainable development
  • Tourist brochures
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