What to see and do in October and November

LEISURE AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES

In Praz sur Arly:

–   Belles Leisure Park and tennis are open. Club house and mini-golf closed, reopening on 9 November, weather permitting.

Accompanied Hikes:  Contact the Mountain Guides’ Office: 04 50 21 55 11.

Themed Hikes (marmots, ibex, glaciers, panorama of Mont Blanc, etc) and supervised half-day, full-day or 2-day hikes with a night in a mountain refuge. Contact Altitude Nature: 06 61 86 90 63.

Initiation flights in a hot air balloon: Contact Alpes Montgolfière:  04 50 55 50 60.

 

In the area:

Côte 2000 Aventure in Megève: Tree climbing course (from 5 years old). Open every day by appointment: 06 76 29 71 04.

Paint Ball Expérienceby appointment, (from 7 years old) contact: 06 09 81 31 17.

Paragliding initiation: Christian Serrano on 06 76 29 71 04 – Fabien JAMBON on 06 70 07 51 21

Bowling in Sallanches with laser-game: 04 50 18 00 00.

Saint-Gervais Thermal Baths. By reservation: 04 50 47 54 57. Reception open from Monday to Wednesday from 8.30 to 21.00; from Thursday to Saturday from 8.30 to 22.00; Sunday from 8.30 to 20.00 (same hours for the boutique).

The Palais des Sports in Megèvethe largest sports complex in the Alps

Indoor swimming pool:

From 23/10 to 07/11/2021
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 12 pm and 7.30 pm. On Wednesday between 12 pm and 9 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 08/11 to 17/12/2021
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 12 pm and 2 pm and between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. On Wednesday between 12 pm and 9 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.

Also indoor tennis court, climbing wall, fitness, saunas et media library available in the Sports Centre. Gym area: from 06/09 to 31/10/2021, opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8 am and 9 pm. On Saturday between 9 am and 6 pm. On Sunday between 9 am and 1 pm. On 01/11/2021, between 9 am and 1 pm. From 02/11 to 17/12/2021, opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8 am and 9 pm. On Saturday between 9 am and 6 pm. On Sunday between 9 am and 1 pm. Closed exceptionally on 11 November. Wellness and Spa: From 13/09 to 17/12/2021 between 10.30 am and 6 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

 

LEISURE AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

 

In Praz sur Arly:

Visit of Louis Chabaud’s workshop, painting and sculptures at the Meurets Farm.

Library on Mondays and Fridays from 4.30 to 6.30 pm, Wednesdays from 5.00 to 6.30 pm.

Exhibition of Adriana Muffat-Jeandet Wojcik’s works in the village: “The birth of mountain tourism”. Maps available at the Tourist Office.

 

In the area:

– The Fairytale House in Notre Dame de Bellecombe, daily from 10.00-19.00. An unusual, unique and original exhibition, imagined and created with the family, for young and old alike, in paper paste and salt paste.

– Val d’Arly Cheese Cooperative: open daily from 8.30 to 19.30.

 



EVENTS


PRAZ SUR ARLY:  Exhibition of works by Adriana Muffat-Jeandet Wojcik, map at the Tourist Office receptionMarket on Wednesday mornings from 9.00 to 13.00. Visit our local heritage sites on Tuesday mornings, inscription at the Tourist Office. “Les petits Asticots” FESTIVAL on Thursday 28/10 (Draz’s Den) Lou(hou)p – Cie Najico – 9.30, 11.00 and 16.00 [Paper theatre, from 1 year] . On Friday 29/10 (Draz’s Den) – Prom’nons nous walk – Cie Najico – 9.30 and 11.00 [parents-children workshop].

St GERVAIS : Market on Thursday mornings. Les petits Asticots –  04/11/21 “Les p’tits curieux” workshop, goldsmith from 10.30 to 12.00, prior inscription. –  06/11/21 Wine-tasting workshop: how to marry wines and dishes? At 17.00. – 10/11/21 pre-cinema, documentary film month from 16.00 to 17.00 – 17/11/21 blood donation from 16.30 to 19.30. – 20/11/21 ski and winter sports fair, from 9.00 to 17.30.

MEGEVE : Market on Friday morningson Tuesdays all year round, by reservation, guided tours of the historic centre and church – 07/11/21 “Jardin de la glisse” from 9.30 to 11.30 –  11/11/21 Remembrance Day ceremony at 11.00 – 13/11/21 baby readers’ story hour from 11.00 to 11.45 – 19/11/21 Theatre « l’Oeuf » from 20.30 to 22.00 – 20/11/21 calligraphy workshop from 14.30 to 17.30.

SALLANCHES : Market every Saturday morning – Les petits Asticots–  02/11/21 “L’agropastoralisme et paysages” conference from 20.00 to 22.00 –  05/11/21 “Les contes trouillottants de dame Elaéra” from 17.00 to 18.00 – 06/11/21 Storytelling for children from 15.30 to 16.00 – 11/11/21 Alain SOUCHON concert from 20.00 to 21.30 –  13 and 14/11/21 ski fair (Saturday from 9.00 to 18.30, Sunday from 9.00 to 15.30) – 27 and 28/11/21 Amnesty book fair from 9.00 to 17.00 non-stop.

COMBLOUX : Les petits Asticots – All year round, every Friday from 17,00 to 17.45 guided tours of the Laurenzio granite company of Mont-Blanc. – 06 et 07/11/21 toy fair (Saturday from 14.00 to 18.00, Sunday from 9.00 to 15.30).

CHAMONIX: Les petits Asticots – 05/11/21 blood donation from 16.00 to 19.30. – 06/11/21 Chamonix vs Cergy-Pontoise hockey match at 20.00 – Until 07/11/21 Corinne JOUIN paper-cut pictures daily from 11.00 to 21.00 – 13/11/21 “Chemin des toiles”, LAETITIA documentary film at 16.30. – 20/11/21 “Chemins des toiles”, the refugees of Saint-Jouin documentary film at 16.30.

SERVOZ: Les petits Asticots – 06/11/21 « Bal folk trad’ » from 21.00 to 23.30. –  20/11/21 Sauerkraut party at 19.30.

LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE: Les petits Asticots – 05/11/21 Family yoga from 16.00 to 17.00 – 02/11/21 Corsican polyphonies and traditional songs at 20h30. – 04/11/21 afternoon tea with story «winter is coming» at 17.00 –  05/11/21 choral singing concert at 17.30.

PASSY: Les petits Asticots –  From 01 to 04/11/21 Cardio dance, daily for one hour, from 10.00 and 13.00 – From 03/11/21 «Marmot, why are you sleeping?» from 14.00 to 16.000 – 11/11/21 «Theatre, it’s easy really» at 20.30 – 13/11/21 well-being workshop: I activate my ability to listen to my desires! at 13.30. Also: Humour Julien Strelzyk, cheers! at 20.30.


For additional information, don’t hesitate to contact the various Tourist Offices in the region.


IN THE AREA:

 

 MEGEVE : The Calvary Walk: fifteen chapels and oratories representing the Stations of the Cross of Christ. The Upper Val d’Arly Museum.

PLATEAU D’ASSY : the Jardin des Cimes open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00. Closing on 03/10.

THE VAL D’ARLY AND THE BEAUFORTAIN: Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, Col des Saisies, Hauteluce (Baroque church), Beaufort (cheese factory), Arêches, return via Conflans (medieval city) and Albertville.

THE ARAVIS PASS: Go through Flumet towards La Clusaz and stop at the Aravis Pass. A change of scenery guaranteed! You can also reach Annecy and its famous lake in less than 1 hour.

COMBLOUX:  Its baroque church with its typical bulb; and the granite path: a 1km walk through the forest where huge glacial erratic rocks, deposited about 15,000 years ago during the retreat of the glacier, still remain.

CORDON : walk around and discover the village. Exceptional view of the Mont Blanc.

CHAMONIX: a must-see destination, the capital of mountaineering at the foot of the famous Mont Blanc. (1h.30 drive).  Aiguille du Midi,  every 15 or 30 mins depending on numbers. Closing from 08/11 to 10/12 for renovations. More information and reservations on the internet site – Montenvers, Mer de Glace: every hour and then every 30 mins in the afternoon depending on numbers, closing on 07/11/21.

 

 

 

 

54 Route du Val d'Arly, 74120 Praz-sur-Arly, Haute-Savoie, France
Open every day from 9.00 am to 12.00 am and 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm