An open sanctuary for mountain animals, hike into the Merlet Animal Park to explore the animals in their natural habitat. Spread across 21 hectares, the park is situated at an altitude of 1,563m above the Chamonix valley. It was established in the year 1968. The Merlet Park shelters more than 80 mountain animals. The animals include Ibex, Chamois, Mouflon, Fallow Deer, Sika Deer, Roe Deer and the Marmot to name a few. There are no fences in the park. The animals roam freely and can be easily approached. However, it is advised to be respectful of their space and maintain a safe distance.
Merlet Animal Park Travel Tips
- Stay on marked trails.
- Keep ten meters between you and the animals. Do not try to touch them.
- Feeding the animals if prohibited.
- Do not litter .
Entrance Ticket Details For Merlet Animal Park
- Adult (15+): €7
- Children (4-14): €4
- For groups of 15 or more: Adult (15+): €5, Children (4-14): €3.
How to Reach Merlet Animal Park
- Train stop Chemin des Sablieres.
- Around 20 minutes drive by car.
- The Balcony Merlet
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46.74% of people who visit Chamonix include Merlet Animal Park in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
44.58% of people start their Merlet Animal Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Merlet Animal Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Merlet Animal Park