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Things to do in Vallorcine

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.
Restaurant
“Cafe Comptoir has excellent food and is in a beautiful location with a gorgeous terrace good for after ski and amazing to sit outside in the summer. It is essential to book for lunch and dinner during the main summer and winter season.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Great place to do your 1st day skiing, views are endless down the valley, the pistes are kind, and there's some awesome offsite in sight of the lifts. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Aiguilles Rouges is a nature reserve right above Chamonix and many trails to it start right from town center.Or you can take Plan Praz or Flegere cablecars to get up high fast.Hiking trails will take you all over the reserve.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Par beau temps, emprunter ces installations particulières (funiculaire parmi les plus raides d'Europe, petit train, etc) 'est l'assurance de faire le plein d'émotions. Vue exceptionnelle sur le Mont Blanc et le plateau du Trient. Au départ d'Emosson, de magnifiques balades pour tous les niveaux!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The meat and cheese is all sourced from the farm. The pommes gratins is particularly good. It's incorrectly positioned on the map. It's actually just off the main D1506 before you enter Vallorcine”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Easy to get to from Argentiere, a short 10 minutes by bus or car, and wonderful for hiking in summer and sunny skiing in winter. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A une petite demi heure du hameau du Buet, un joli sentier vous conduit jusqu'à la cascade. Le chemin de départ est à gauche de l'hôtel du Buet, le promeneur traversera le typique hameau de la Poya, autrefois abris des chevriers du village...”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“espace dédié à la découverte de la faune et flore de nos montagnes ; Gratuit”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“L'Arret Bougnette is another great restaurant in Vallorcine with excellent food and great atmosphere. Booking ahead during summer and winter season is essential. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Good uphill hike to Chalet de Loriaz for a rustic lunch. Very occasionally there are concerts in the summer”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Stunning view on the Swiss mountains and Emission lake. You'd rather think of being in the Norwegian fjords. Excellent cheese fondue, great deserts and super service. A welcome point of rest after a beautiful mountain hike! An easy accessible real mountain hut, also great to spend the night with kids as a first hut experience.”
  • 1 local recommends
Sublocality Level 1
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Sur le secteur de Charamillon, profitez de larges pistes tout en douceur face à la vallée de Chamonix, tandis que le secteur de Vallorcine vous permettra un ski dans les sapins au seuil de la frontière Suisse. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Cafe Comptoir has excellent food and is in a beautiful location with a gorgeous terrace good for after ski and amazing to sit outside in the summer. It is essential to book for lunch and dinner during the main summer and winter season.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The meat and cheese is all sourced from the farm. The pommes gratins is particularly good. It's incorrectly positioned on the map. It's actually just off the main D1506 before you enter Vallorcine”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“L'Arret Bougnette is another great restaurant in Vallorcine with excellent food and great atmosphere. Booking ahead during summer and winter season is essential. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A rustic, alpine setting with wonderful views on the piste. Essential that you book and if the weather is fine ask for a table outside. It's also a great location for lunch on a summer hike.”
  • 1 local recommends
French Restaurant
Trail
“In summer, the refuge of La Boerne is a base camp for hikers and mountaineers. It is on the path many hikes, including the Tour du Mont Blanc. It’s also a restaurant with a sunny terrace serving simple Savoyard cuisine. You must book and choose your menu in advance. It is near the road for parking or it is an easy walk from Montroc station, follow the path Via des Cutes passing the Bel Alp residence. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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