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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Other Great Outdoors
“The Parc Animalier de Merlet is not a zoo. It's a reserve for deer, chamois, bouquetins, marmots, llamas and more. Come see the animals in their natural habitat.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Mountain
“walk up the steep path under the Brevant lift - not for the faint hearted (requires a bit of a clamber/scramble at the top - no reopes required). Chill at the top and enjoy a beer at the mid station, before getting the cable car back down.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Lake
“As soon as the good weather starts this is one of my favorite places. There is a sandy beach or grass and you can swim in the lake. Take a picnic or you can choose from 2 huts that sell food and drink. There are bbq pits for summer evenings but get there early enough to grab one. Great place with kids.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Lodging
“Incredible food, friendly staff and free pool table. It's also family friendly and right next door to Les Gaillands climbing wall and lake.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Good for hiking, snow shoeing, skiing. Lac Vert is a glorious place to hike up to. This is an amazing area with spectacular views.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Good all round supermarket with a laundry service. 24/7 access to reasonably priced petrol.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a great place to relax with an unbelievable view of Mont Blanc. There is a fantastic climbing wall for all levels and an acro park in the trees. It is 100% worth the challenge of getting to the end of the black run, step off the platform and hold onto nothing!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Transportation
“An amazing experience to travel by tram to an altitude of 2,372m. Many hikers and climbers use the tram so reach points to start their walks/climbs. This is the highest tramway in France. The scenery is stunning and well worth a trip.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Nature park with 7 local species of animals roaming freely - including ibex, chamois and marmots!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A very secluded lake that is truly magical. Well worth the drive! It's high altitude makes it an interesting spot to see this emerald lake. Closed during winter though and it is quite a windy road leading to this hidden spot.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Trail
“A gorge in Servoz with a very well maintained footpath (about 1.3km each way). In summer the water level is natural so can be impressive after rain (and you don't need clear blue skies to enjoy this walk). ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The hotel has been run by the same family for generations. Really good French food and a legendary eat all you want dessert buffet. In the summer you get free access to their pool and clay tennis court if you have lunch there - definitely worth doing.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hostel
“Délicieux, 3 étoiles, prix menu enfant très abordable (12 euros) et exceptionnel.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Climb through the trees, fly along zip lines, swing into rope nets and step of the final platform and hope for the best! This is a great spot for all ages, although smaller kids will struggle with the more advanced routes, there is a mini route perfect for 4 year olds and up.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Very nice and local restaurant - only open in high seasons (summer and winter) featuring many cheese-based Savoyarde style dishes. Reservations recommended.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“You'll need a car, but this place does the best fresh food for miles around.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Other Great Outdoors
“The Parc Animalier de Merlet is not a zoo. It's a reserve for deer, chamois, bouquetins, marmots, llamas and more. Come see the animals in their natural habitat.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Hostel
“Délicieux, 3 étoiles, prix menu enfant très abordable (12 euros) et exceptionnel.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The hotel has been run by the same family for generations. Really good French food and a legendary eat all you want dessert buffet. In the summer you get free access to their pool and clay tennis court if you have lunch there - definitely worth doing.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Friendly local family welcoming guests into their home during high season for local dishes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Recently bought and refurbished. Decent French food and good atmosphere. Sun terrrace for apero (drinks are a bit pricey!)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very special ambience and delicious food. 10 minutes drive from Chamonix this perfect little restaurant is a visual and culinary joy. There is a peaceful terrace surrounded by flowers, with a mountain view. The food was delicately presented, fresh and delicious. The service was friendly and professional. Honestly there is no fault here in every way.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a very cosy restaurant serving delicious, typical food of the area. The staff are super courteous and friendly.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tres bon qualité par rapport du prix! Foie gras fait maison est incroyable!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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