The 10 Best Things to Do in Sallanches, France

April 9, 2018 Jana Sager

Sallanches in France, from Europe region, is best know for Waterfalls. Discover best things to do in Sallanches with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Sallanches

1. Cascade de l'Arpenaz

A 1,5 km des lacs des Ilettes, 74700 Sallanches, France
Excellent
62%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Cascade de l'Arpenaz

Reviewed By Immerenga - Luxembourg

The falls themselves look rather stunning. But it's really nothing you can spend a lot of time on. Get there, take a couple of pictures and off you go. 15 minutes top

2. Ferme de l'Aberieux

490 Chemin du Pont de la Fley, 74700 Cordon, France +33 6 76 12 41 67
Excellent
88%
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12%
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5 based on 24 reviews

Ferme de l'Aberieux

Reviewed By Margaux V

Visited the milking session in the afternoon around 6pm. We were able to go in the stable and meet and pet all the cows and the babies as well! We were able to milk a cow if we wanted to. The visit was done by a young lady who is interning at the farm! She answered all our cow related questions and was amazing! My little 2 year old Nephew and 4 year old loved playing with the baby veals !
After the visit you can go buy some delicious cheese and milk! We bought 2 kgs of different cheeses and some yogurt and some milk. The milk is delicious- doesn't taste or smell cowish- it's delicious!

3. Combloux Ecological Moutain Lake

Route de Sallanches, 74920 Combloux, France +33 4 50 91 21 62
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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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.

4. Le Chemin du Calvaire

Chemin du Calvaire | Village, 74120 Megeve, France +33 4 75 89 02 03
Excellent
54%
Good
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Satisfactory
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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.

5. Lac Vert

74480 Passy, France
Excellent
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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!

6. Ski Area Les Carroz

Route du Telecabine, 74300 Les Carroz-d'Araches, France +33 4 50 90 00 04
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 218 reviews

Ski Area Les Carroz

One of the largest ski areas The Grand Massif is one of the largest ski areas situated at the heart of the Upper Savoy region of the Northern Alps, between Geneva and Chamonix. 5 linked ski resorts ranging from 700 m to 2500 m in altitude: Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt. The Les Carroz ski resort at 1140 m in altitude is the most easily accessible of them all. From december, the 12th 2015 to April, the 17th 2016

Reviewed By Tibor M - Geneva, Switzerland

While not as fancy as Chamonix or Megeve, we found this resort after touring most of the others in the area. Lots of choices, part of the Grand Massif domain that unites 4 different resorts, hundreds of kilometers of slopes combined, plenty of after ski activities.

7. Les Gorges de la Diosaz

181 allee des Gorges, 74310 Les Houches, France +33 4 50 47 21 13
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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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.

8. Bas de Loisir des Ilettes

Ancienne Route Imperiale, 74700 Sallanches, France +33 4 50 91 27 27
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Bas de Loisir des Ilettes

Reviewed By rudyceline2017 - France

tres joli lac endroit tres calmequi permet de faire de belles ballades en famille a recommander et a faire sans hesiter

9. Notre Dame de l'Assomption

Route de la Cry, 74700 Cordon, France +33 4 50 58 04 17
Excellent
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5 based on 18 reviews

Notre Dame de l'Assomption

Reviewed By Marie K - Geneva, Switzerland

This lovely Baroque style church, built in honor of the Assumption of Mary is amazingly restored, providing a step back in time to the 1780’s. The building itself is small and the first thing you notice on the outside in the alcoves are wooden images, whose simplicity leave you totally unprepared for the splendor that is inside. It’s a good place to visit on hot or very cold days, while walking around the town. Be aware that is it a functional church, and you can even catch a wedding if there in the Spring or Summer on a Saturday. Cordon is about 20 min away from Chamonix but well worth visiting this area if you are there for a few days.

10. 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
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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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.

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