• 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.

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    Prices

    Free entry but parking fee is compulsory.

    Opening

    All year round.

    Labels and rating

    Espaces Naturels Sensibles

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

    Access

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

    More informations

      Information update on 16/05/2022 by Haut-Giffre Tourisme