• Waterfall, Cliff, Mountain, Viewpoint, Natural wonder, Rock, Pond, Natural Circus

Fer-à-Cheval Cirque

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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.

Waterfall, Cliff, Mountain, Viewpoint, Natural wonder, Rock, Pond, Natural Circus Fer-à-Cheval Cirque Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval

About

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)

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.

Prices

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.

Reception

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.

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.

Opening

All year round.

Labels and rating

Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Natura 2000

Services
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Shuttlebus
  • Tourist brochures
Equipments
  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Pay car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area
  • Themed path
  • Orientation board

Access

Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval

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

More informations

Information update on 30/05/2023 by Haut-Giffre Tourisme