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Fer-à-Cheval Cirque

Fer-à-Cheval Cirque
Fer-à-Cheval Cirque
Fer-à-Cheval Cirque
Fer-à-Cheval Cirque
Fer-à-Cheval Cirque

Description

The Fer à Cheval is the largest mountain cirque in the Alps. Ringed by towering cliffs, the cirque is breathtakingly beautiful throughout the year but it is most spectacular in the spring, when melting snow swells its waterfalls to majestic proportions.
Lying at the eastern end of the Giffre Valley, the cirque forms an immense amphitheatre almost 5 km across and bounded by 500- to 700-m high limestone cliffs. In June, dozens of waterfalls cascade down these huge walls. The Fer à Cheval attracts large numbers of visitors and is twinned with the Gavarnie Cirque in the Pyrenees.

Technical Information

Lat, Lng
46.0777566.841193
Coordinates copied
Altitude
931 m
Point of Interest updated on 30/03/2024

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Additional information

Reception complements

PLEASE NOTE: in summer, mountain bikes (on the path towards Fond de la Combe) are prohibited from 12.30 pm to 6 pm from the 1st July to the 31st August.

PLEASE NOTE, you are entering the Sixt-Passy Nature Reserve:
In spring and until the 30th of June, dogs are forbidden from the reception chalet.
From the 1st of July, dogs are allowed on a lead up to the Prazon snack chalet.

Location complements

6.5 km from Sixt, accessible by car via the D 907.

Contact

Phone : 04 50 34 49 36

Email : contact@haut-giffre-tourisme.fr

Website : www.haut-giffre.fr

Facebook : www.facebook.com/hautgiffretourisme

Open period

All year round.

Reception conditions for animals

PLEASE NOTE, you are entering the Sixt-Passy Nature Reserve:
In spring and until the 30th of June, dogs are forbidden from the reception chalet.
From the 1st of July, dogs are allowed on a lead up to the Prazon snack chalet.

Updated by

Haut-Giffre Tourisme - 29/03/2024
www.haut-giffre.fr
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Price(s)

Free entry but parking fee is compulsory. The Fer-à-Cheval car park is subject to a charge from the beginning of May to mid-September.

Anyone with a disability card, entitled "mobilité inclusion", will be granted free parking.

Data author

23 Route des Follys 74440 Morillon France

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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾