Perched above Les Houches village at an altitude of 1,563m above the Chamonix valley, the Merlet Animal Park in Les Houches it’s a place that you have to keep in mind when visiting Chamonix Mont Blanc. Why? Primarily for the superb view of the Mont Blanc and for dozens of mountain animals that are rooming freely on the 21 hectares of pine forest, pasture and rock outcrops. Not to mention the panoramic restaurant where you can have crepes or ice cream. The food is not very good (try the coffee ice cream, really has a taste of coffee), the panoramic view is overwhelming, overlooking the Mont Blanc massif, with its snowy peaks, glaciers and those tiny mountain roosters which come sometime around your table begging for some seeds!?
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