What to see and do in September

WHAT TO DO


SPORTS ACTIVITIES

 

In Praz sur Arly:

 

  • Tennis, outsider art mini-golf, children’s playground at the Belles Leisure Park. Information: Les Belles: 06 79 58 52 31. Open till 16/09 from 10.00 to 19.00. Reopening on 26/09 from Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 18.30 until end October.
  • Accompanied hikes, contact the Mountain Guides’ Office, 04 50 21 55 11.
  • Accompanied themed hikes (marmots, mountain goats, glaciers or Mont Blanc panoramas) for half-days, full-days or 2 days with an overnight 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:

 

  • Cote 2000 Adventure in Megève: accro-branch course (from 5 years). Open daily on reservation: 06 76 29 71 04 – Luge 4s at the Jaillet: open two weekends in September: 8-9/09, and 15-16/09.
  • Paint Ball Experience: 06 09 81 31 17
  • Paragliding, contact Megève Parapente: 06 62 13 27 71.
  • Bowling in Sallanches with laser-game: 04 50 18 00 00.
  • Mont-Blanc Thermal Baths in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains. Open Monday and Tuesday: 9.30 to 19.30; from Wednesday to Saturday: 9.30 to 21.00 (evenings from 18.00); and Sunday: 13.30 to 19.30.

 

PALAIS DES SPORTS in MEGEVE (5km)

 

  • Indoor Swimming Pool:  From 17/09 to 19/10/2018 open on  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12.00 to 14.00 and from 18.00 to 20.00; Wednesday, from 14.00 to 21.30; Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 to 18.00.
  • Outdoor Pool: From 03/09 to 09/09/2018 open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 12.00 to 19.30. Wednesday from 12.00 to 21.30. Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00. From 10/09 to 16/09/2018, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 12.00 to 14.00 and from 18.00 to 20.00. Wednesday from 14.00 to 20.00. Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00.
  • Skating Rink: From 10/09 to 19/10/2018, open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 15.00 to 17.00.
  • Saunas until 09/09/2018 – Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12.00 to 19.30. Wednesday from 12.00 to 21.30.
  • Fitness: From 06/09 to 21/12/2018, open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.00 to 21.00. Saturday from 9.00 to 18.00. Sunday from 9.00 to 13.00.
  • Covered tennis courts, climbing wall, gym, saunas and multimedia library also available in the Palais des Sports.


LEISURE AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

 

In Praz sur Arly:

  • Rides in a horse-drawn carriage with Gilles, reservations: 06 82 52 52 59.
  • Visit to Louis Chabaud’s art studio, paintings and sculptures at the Meurets Farm.

In the area:

  • The Fairytale House in Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, daily from 10.00-19.00.
  • The mountain nature centre in Sallanches, visiting hours available at the Tourist Office
  • Val d’Arly Fruit Cooperative: open daily from 8.30 to 19.30.

 

 


WHAT TO SEE


 

EVENTS

  • St GERVAIS:   2/09, Woodcutters’ Festival – 9/09, “La monchu dans l’pentu” biking trail in the Pays du Mont Blanc – 15 and 16/09, heritage days.
  • MEGEVE: Market on Friday mornings – 11 and 12/09, Trophé des Alpes Rally14/09, Père et fils Rally: arrival at 14.00 Saturday 15 September: Departure at 9.30 (passing through village square) and return as from 17.00 on Sunday 16 September – 15 and 16/09, heritage days.
  • COMBLOUX: Market on Wednesday mornings –  throughout September, various exhibitions – 08 and 09/09, electricity salon – 15 and 16/09, heritage days.
  • VAL D’ARLY:  Flumet: Guided tour of the Millers’ House.

 

WHAT TO VISIT IN THE AREA

  • MEGEVE : Old Megève, the Calvary, the Upper Val d’Arly Museum. Télécabine du JAILLET and Mont d’Arbois– open till 2/09; till 09/09 for the Rochebrune Cable Car.
  • LES HOUCHES: Visit to St. Bernard dog kennels (open from 10.00 to 11.30 and from 14.00 to 17.00. Closed on Sunday and Monday morning). Parc de Merlet.
  • SERVOZ: The Diosaz Gorges.
  • CHAMONIX : The Aiguille du Midi – Montenvers Mer de Glace (open till end September). Brévent (timetable available at the Tourist Office).
  • 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 via the Aravis Pass.
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 7.00 pm