What to do and see in May

WHAT TO DO


SPORTS ACTIVITIES

In Praz sur Arly:

 

  • 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.
  • 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 Wednesdays from 14.00 to 16.00 and Fridays from 10.00 to 12.00. Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30 to 12.30.

 

PALAIS DES SPORTS in MEGEVE (5km)

 

  • Indoor Swimming Pool: 6/05 to 21/06/2019: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 12.00 to 19.30. Wednesday: 14.00 to 21.30. Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 to 18.00. Closed on public holidays (1 May, 8 May, Ascension Thursday).
    Skating Rink: Closed.
  • Fitness area: From 06/05 to 21/06/2019: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8.00 to 21.00. Saturday: 9.00 to 18.00. Sunday: 9.00 to 13.00. Closed exceptionally on 8 May and Whit Monday.
  • Covered tennis courts, climbing wall, 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.
  • The Belles Leisure Park: from 6/04 to 23/06, open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00 to 18.30

In the area:

  • The Fairytale House in Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, daily from 10.00-19.00.
  • Val d’Arly Cheese Cooperative: open daily from 8.30 to 19.30.

 


WHAT TO SEE


 

EVENTS

  • PRAZ SUR ARLY:  Exhibition of monumental statues by Louis Chabaud. Map available at the Tourist Office
  • St GERVAIS:   Various exhibitions.
  • MEGEVE: Market on Friday mornings –  Guided tours by reservation (groups of 6 people) from 8/04 to 30/06.
  • SALLANCHES: Market on Saturday morning.
  • VAL D’ARLY:

 

WHAT TO VISIT IN THE AREA

  • MEGEVE : Old Megève, the Calvary, the Upper Val d’Arly Museum. .
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • CHAMONIX: Aiguille du Midi from 1/04 to 24/05 every 15 or 30 minutes depending on number of people. – Montenvers Mer de Glace (until 30/04): Every hour then every 30 minutes in the afternoon depending on number of people – Mont-Blanc Tramway: reopening 15/06.

 

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