Merlet Wildlife park

Come and watch the mountain animals roam freely in this animal park in a magical setting, at an altitude of 1500m, just opposite Mont-Blanc.
Admission by reservation only.
Difficulté Groups
Durée 2h00
Commune de départ Les Houches
2495 Chemin de Merlet 74310 Les Houches



From 01/07 to 31/08/2024 Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 7.30 pm. Due to the high number of visitors to the site, reservations are REQUIRED From 01/09 to 30/09/2024 Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday.


Adult: 9 € Child: 6 €. Group rate available for > 15 people. Group rate on booking from 15 persons, disabled person Member card to ask on site or to download on the park's website. Purchase on site: - The great book "Merlet, quelle est ta magie ?" 28€ - Guidebook and games booklet.

Means of payment

Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash, Credit transfer


English, French

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Perched at an altitude of 1500m above the Chamonix valley, the Merlet mountain pasture first amazes with its breathtaking panorama of the Mont-Blanc massif. Merlet then immerses you in its vast animal world, as you enjoy an easy hike through forest and sunny meadows, marked out by its traditional old mountain chalets. The unusual closeness of this area to its many animals is surprising, and almost makes you forget how wild they are...
Species to discover: ibex, sika deer, llama, mouflon, marmot, chamois and fallow deer!

Short mid-mountain hike, 2 to 3 hours' visit.

Numerous benches and deckchairs punctuate the visit. The altiport, a large, flat lawn, is also a great place to lie down.

At any time of year, discover the exhibition rooms and video projections, the souvenir store, the fun and educational stages and the guided tour in 4 languages on your smartphone!
In July and August, depending on the weather and the agenda, free afternoon events are offered: the mountain and its secrets, wood and horns, predators, "Merlet, what a story!" and the marmot snack at around 5pm. Fun trail, exhibition room and video projection, entertainment, restaurant and store.

Services at your disposal:
- 150 parking spaces spread over 1000m.
- Bar restaurant, panoramic terrace, open at the same times.
- Picnic tables at the park entrance
- Shuttles from July 8 to August 30, Monday to Friday from the train station
SNCF train station - free of charge

Baby carriers preferable.