Parc animalier de Merlet

en Les Houches

Pase de salud obligatorio.

Come and observe the mountain animals wandering freely in this animal park with a magical setting, at 1500m altitude, just in front of the Mont-Blanc. Online booking required on weekends and daily in July and August.

Merlet immerses you in its vast wildlife area, the time of an easy hike, crossing forest and sunny meadows, marked by its old traditional mountain chalets. The unusual proximity with its many animals surprises and almost makes forget their wild character..
Species to discover: ibex, sika deer, lama, mouflon, marmot, chamois and fallow deer!

Easy hike in the park, 2 to 3h of visit.

Several benches and deckchairs allow you to take a break during your visit. You can even enjoy the sun and lay down at the altiport, a large and flat pasture where you can lie down.

Discover the exhibition and projection rooms, the souvenir shop, the educational and fun displays and the guided tour in 4 languages on your smartphone!
In July and August, daily free activities about the animals and the mountains.

Services at your disposal:
- 150 parking spots
- Bar, restaurant, panoramic terasse open at the same opening hours as the park.
- Pic-nic area before the entrance of the 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 cash desk at the park and get a discount on the entrance fee !

The 4 parking lots have a total capacity of approximately 150 spaces and quickly reach maximum capacity in July and August. Merlet Park runs a free shuttle service in July and August to save you the 6 km climb and avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot. Simply leave your car in the dedicated spaces at the Houches railway station and go the shuttle stop sign. Shuttle capacity: 8 persons. No booking. Face mask is mandatory in the shuttle from 11 years old. Thank you.

Altitud inicial
Gratuito para los niños menores de 4 años.
Fechas de apertura
Del 01/05 al 30/09/2022 de 10 a 18.
Cerrado los lunes.
Parc animalier de Merlet
2495 Chemin de Merlet
74310 Les Houches

Informations liées

En el sitio
en Les Houches