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Merlet Wildlife park

Good to know
  • The animals of Merlet Park roam free in the park and here,it's garantee that you will see them!
  • You may be lucky enough to meet up with some wild animals on a detour from your hiking path.
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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.
Opening times
From 01/05 to 30/06/2020 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Ouvert le 1er mai, 8 mai, jeudi de l'ascension (jeudi 21 mai) et lundi de pentecôte (lundi 1er juin).

From 01/07 to 31/08/2020, daily between 9.30 am and 7.30 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2020 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
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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Merlet en hiver
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