The 10 Best Things to Do in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France

February 2, 2018 Harland Bartelt

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in France, from Europe region, is best know for Churches & Cathedrals. Discover best things to do in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

1. Eglise Saint Nicolas de Veroce

Rue de l Eglise, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France +33 4 50 47 76 08
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Eglise Saint Nicolas de Veroce

Ne lui demandez pas qui l’a construite. Les faits remontent à si longtemps qu'elle ne s’en souviendrait plus. Nous savons seulement qu’il était italien, qu’il travaillait sous la direction du prêtre Claude-Etienne Colliex, et qu'elle doit à des natifs émigrés les fonds nécessaires à ma construction. Réputée pour être parmi les plus belles de Savoie, sa façade, avec son portail monumental et ses éléments en relief ou en trompe-l’œil, n’est cependant pas son seul atout de séduction...

Reviewed By Randy K - Bradenton, Florida

The inside of this church in the middle of the Mountains is strikingly beautiful. The bright blue, white and gold colors are a significant contrast to the church's rather bland exterior. The ride to and from the church also provides wonderful mountain vistas. Glad took the ride.

2. Musee d'art Sacre de Saint Nicolas de Veroce

3847 route de Saint Nicolas, 74170 Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France +33 4 50 47 79 80
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Musee d'art Sacre de Saint Nicolas de Veroce

Reviewed By plsathome - New York City, New York

The chapel in this small ski-resort village survived the French Revolution, because Haut-Savoie was not yet France. Its painted ceiling alone, brilliant medallions largely celebrating St. Nicolas (yes, that Saint Nick) but including, inter alia, one of Jonah about to be thrown to the waiting whale, is worth a visit.

3. Les Gorges de la Diosaz

181 allee des Gorges, 74310 Les Houches, France +33 4 50 47 21 13
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 261 reviews

Les Gorges de la Diosaz

Reviewed By BoltonLass3 - Bolton, United Kingdom

Pleasant uphill walk alongside a wooded gorge. There are no really steep parts of the path, but it is a fairly relentless steady rising path which includes steps and Bridges. Anyone with mobility problems should think carefully before going. Saying that, you can turn around at any point along the walk to return to the entrance, and there are several benches along the route. I have a bad back but I managed to walk almost to the waterfall by using waking poles, although my back was suffering a bit on the return journey. The walkways are quite narrow and not suitable for prams or small children.
The walk takes about an hour each way and takes you up a gorge with a river and woodland. The path is largely by wooden and steel walkways and steps. The scenery was pretty rather than dramatic but it was a pleasant change from the mountain scenery that surrounds Chamonix and it would be a useful trip to know about on a cloudy day when the Mountains lose their appeal!
The entrance fee includes reduced prices for "Seniors" and because there were no ages specified I declared myself a senior, at 62 years old and this was not questioned. I would never lie about my age but unless stated otherwise I have always assumed that concessions apply to 60+.
The gorge is well signed from the N205 junction 24, but it is worth noting the return directions using Google maps beforehand, as the return signings are poor. I decided to do just that before we left home so if it helps anyone these directions worked well.
TO RETURN TO N205 and Chamonix:
Turn right at bottom of gorge road.
Turn left at first cross roads where road surface turns pink!
Drive through village to roundabout, take 2nd exit (left) signed Le Fayet/Chamonix.
Straight on taking right bend signed Chamonix/St Gervais.
Under railway bridge and turn left.
Right over bridge signed Chamonix/Les Houches.
Keep left at fork signed Chamonix and join N205.

4. Lac Vert

74480 Passy, France
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Lac Vert

Reviewed By Arbuthnott C - Kensington, Australia

After months of uncertainty, with the restaurant closed and rumours of no re-opening this year, the restaurant is open again as of today. With only 2 weeks notice, and us arriving more than an hour before opening time, this review is based on potential.
The new management is charming, helpful, and full of ideas and ambition. Hopefully the Commune de Passy, owners of the facility, will provide the resources to allow them to make a success of this wonderful location.
We look forward to being impressed when we next visit.
Passy, please pay attention!

5. Combloux Ecological Moutain Lake

Route de Sallanches, 74920 Combloux, France +33 4 50 91 21 62
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Combloux Ecological Moutain Lake

Reviewed By Michael K - Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland

It's hard to describe what a wonderful spot the Combloux Lac is but for about €5 per person you get to swim in a very unusual man made lake while looking up at the snowy peaks of Mont Blanc. And no, it is not heated. But the lake is one thing, there is a sauna there, a hammam, you can have a massage, there is a lovely shaded restaurant that will not break the bank.
But the lake and its huge enormous view is what takes your breath away each time. That said, if you are a large group it would be wiser and a lot cheaper to head to the lake at Passy.

6. Le Chemin du Calvaire

Chemin du Calvaire | Village, 74120 Megeve, France +33 4 75 89 02 03
Excellent
54%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Le Chemin du Calvaire

Reviewed By Lisa P - Bristol, United Kingdom

Megeve is beautiful. The Chemin du Calvaire is accessible from the town centre. The tourist office people were very friendly and provided a map and information. The trail is a short distance, a bit steep but not far and definitely worth the walk.

7. Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge

16 Chemin du P Tou | Les Contamines Montjoie, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France
Excellent
64%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Eglise Notre Dame de la Gorge

Reviewed By Mickpowellscooter - Benfleet, United Kingdom

Pleasant little Church on the way to Tre de la tete Glacier. You pass this as toy aproach the main access route up the mountain toward Nant Borrant. Great range of hiking and the walk to Lac Jovet is special, well worth the hike.

8. Tramway du Mont-Blanc

80 avenue de la Gare | Le Fayet, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France +33 4 50 53 22 75
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 534 reviews

Tramway du Mont-Blanc

ENJOY NATURE ! Take this rack railway with an unique view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix and the Dômes de Miage to reach the Bellevue Plateau and discover some beautiful walks ideal for families. Take the train, up to Nid d’Aigle for a splendid view of the Bionnassay glacier.

Reviewed By Bryan M - Toulouse, France

Wonderful train ride up the side of the mountain. Get off at the top, take a short hike to the edge of the glacier to have our picnic lunch looking up at Mount Blanc. Then short hike back take the train ride back down the mountain.Took tons of photos......
I'll do it again. Highly recommeneded.

9. Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace

plateau d'Assy, Passy, France
Excellent
69%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Eglise Notre-Dame de Toute Grace

Reviewed By Roozin

A unique church with a unique story and unique stunning artwork. A fascinating diversion and well worth a visit. Free parking, free entry and free guided tours from very knowledgeable guides in English.

10. Parc de Merlet

2495 Chemin de Merlet, 74310 Les Houches, France +33 4 50 53 47 89
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 423 reviews

Parc de Merlet

Reviewed By HelenStaffs - Staffs

Hidden up windy road and very uncommercialised. Various goats llamas etc and marmots...although the weather was appalling when we were there so didn't see them, they were snug sleeping in their massive house. Lovely walks around the park and friendly staff.

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