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For the young or old, extreme sports or gourmet food lovers, we have found the best addresses and the most unusual activities to do during your stay in one of our properties in Saint-Gervais.
An ideal route for all those who wish to learn about mountain biking, La Wizz offers exciting modules (whoops, optional jumps, banked turns, etc.) to liven up the descent area of the Bettex. Therefore, the blue level course that is accessible to most, will help you evolve in the middle of the forest and the mountain pastures and sometimes in marshy areas to add a little spice to this experience.
If you're looking for an activity that will get your adrenaline pumping, don't miss out on bungee jumping. In Saint-Gervais, you can jump from the bridge above the Gorges du Bonnet. You can throw yourself into the void whatever the weather is because the Saint-Gervais bridge is the only base in France sheltered from bad weather. However you do have to prepare mentally for a vertiginous 65m free fall. It is a life changing experience that you won't forget!
What could be better than a paraglider flight to admire the Mont-Blanc massif? During the flight, you will have plenty of time to enjoy an incredible view of the ski villages that make up the valleys and snow-capped peaks. Tandem flights are offered in both summer and winter seasons. Allow yourself to immerse in thematic courses as well that are suitable for all levels, to go beyond the simple baptismal stage to learn how to pilot a paraglider.
Located about twenty minutes from Saint-Gervais, the Balme Canyon will shake you up! Discover beautiful waterfalls to abseil, dozens of natural slides and the wild gorge looks like a water park. We would add special mention to the 22 m waterfall, which will blow your mind in the opinion of the organizer! Allow around 2h30 for this holiday activity organized from June to October. Children from 12 years old are welcome.
You can find yourselves in the deep end in a quarter of an hour from Saint-Gervais. The Arve river is your playground to do so. The mission to discover: Travel 6 km through currents and rapids using a float, reinforced wetsuit, fins, helmet and slippers. From there, you have to follow the winds and your guide's directions. This class 2 course is considered relatively easy and suitable for families with children from 12.
The Table d'Armante, in its warm and soothing decor made of stone and wood revisits Alpine flavours through a menu that honours local cuisine reviewed and enhanced by chef Julien Darcy. The carefully crafted ingredients mainly come from neighbouring farms. You will taste these refined dishes facing the Mont Blanc chain and discover a breathtaking setting contributing to this extraordinary gastronomic experience.
La ferme de Cupelin offers authentic market cuisine and is modern and creative and all while approaching being part of a short supply chain. Chef Romain Desgranges, trained in the best establishments, is a native of the country who enjoys creating neat and gourmet dishes with fresh ingredients from the mountains. An excellent address with a quality/price ratio distinguished from a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide.
Who does not know the Folie Douce in Saint-Gervais? This hotspot for apres ski parties comprises several establishments, including La petite cuisine presented as a gourmet canteen. People come here to take a break from their day spent on ski activities to enjoy a tartiflette or croziflette with ease. The team welcomes you every day from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm in a friendly atmosphere and, if possible, on a sunny terrace with a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc.
Simplicity, generosity and authenticity: this is what characterizes the establishment run by Josiane at 2000 m above sea level. She lovingly prepares for you a family cuisine composed of tartiflette, raclettes, Crozets and blueberry tarts every day, from the end of May to the end of October. You can enjoy tasting on one of the two sunny terraces with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Mont Charvin in Mont-Blanc.
Here is an establishment that lives up to its name. In this pastry shop - tea room in Saint-Gervais, the hardest thing is to choose among an extensive range of sweets, each more tempting than the next. But it's impossible to leave without having discovered the Chalet 4810. It took a year for them to refine the recipe and design of their signature chocolate. More than the chocolate, this is a work of art that in itself is worth visiting.
Outdoor obstacle course, punctuated by balance tests, ropes games, inclined wall and zip line, the Saint-Gervais Ninja course will put your children to the test. Located at the Saint-Gervais - Mont d'Arbois gondola lift and open to everyone from the age of 6, this 70 m course is a fun way to test the youngest's endurance, concentration, and agility.
Mountain biking with the family is already fun. But mountain biking with the family in a Bike Park resolutely geared towards children becomes downright brilliant! In a breathtaking setting with a 360 ° view from the crests of Mont d'Arbois, you can string together wooden modules and negotiate turns on a 1.5 km loop to try to beat the rest of your tribe. Adrenaline guaranteed!
Located under the Mont-Joux chairlift, the Charlotte la Marmotte boardercross is accessible to all small skiers with a recommended level of practice corresponding to the 1st star. This winter playground is dedicated to learning freestyle with a succession of jumps, whoops, banked turns, chimes to strike, arches and slalom. As the boardercross has a video zone, you can even keep a small souvenir of their first ski exploits for free.
The Saint-Gervais resort organizes a big treasure hunt in the ski area every wednesday during the winter school holidays. As unity is strength, you can solve puzzles best as a family. To participate, you need to be comfortable on green and blue slopes (1st-star level) to follow the course on skis and look for clues to try to unravel the mystery. A reward awaits you on arrival!
The Saint-Gervais curling club opens its doors to you to introduce this relatively unknown Olympic sport in joy and good humour. Offered all year round by reservation, this discovery is free and limited to groups of no more than 12 people. You will be able to share the passion of those who run this club in the heart of the Pays du Mont-Blanc, and why not meet one of the discipline champions?
Can you combine endurance and agility? To find out, go to Bettex for an introductory biathlon session with a former member of the France team. After a course marked out with obstacles, you will reach the firing point with its targets 10 m away. Armed with a precision pellet rifle, all you have to do is hit the bull's eye and hope to be the fastest and most precise. Activity open to everyone from 7 years old.
Equipped with your mountain bike, helmet and gloves, elbow and knee pads, you are ready to take on the mountain bike! You will be supervised by a certified instructor who will teach you how to negotiate the curves and obstacles of a course with the help of practical exercises. At the end of this warm-up phase, you are ready to hurtle down the Wizz and its many wooden modules, bumps and turns. Free activity by reservation, reserved for over 10s.
Do you know how to build an igloo? If the answer is no, then maybe now is the time to find out! In a group or a private half-day session, the instructor will introduce you to the technical procedures to build an ice dome worthy of the name. Snow as a building material will soon have no secrets for you. Throughout the winter holiday season, this activity is offered to you, subject to sufficient snow conditions.
The Mont d'Arbois Astronomie association organizes evenings at the observatory throughout the year. Depending on the season, you can access the site on foot or snowshoes. You can also reach the location by cable car for the less courageous, but the descent will necessarily be made at night, on foot with a headlamp. It is the perfect place for you to observe the moon, planets and celestial objects using the telescope while enjoying insightful commentary from members of the observatory.
An extraordinary exhibition venue that has taken up residence in the abutment of one of the pillars of the Saint-Gervais bypass bridge, Pile-Pont Expo annually hosts the work of a visual artist produced on this great site. With an area of 160 m2 and 9 m high, the places lend themselves to the most ambitious artistic achievements. These ephemeral works are to be discovered during the summer season.
Every summer, for a weekend, artists take over the streets of Saint-Gervais to transform them into a living stage where music, theatre, street dance and other types of scenic expression come together. Spectators, young and old, are invited to join in this great artistic movement before entering the dance floor in the centre of the village to enjoy concerts of all kinds. A wild weekend that you will never forget in France.
Each year, at the beginning of August, the Church of Saint-Nicolas de Veroce hosts the Music and Heritage Festival. Its vocation: to promote unusual encounters between music and Mont-Blanc heritage by inviting young talents and confirmed musicians and offering concerts, exhibitions, or musical hikes. The eclectic program brings about something new every edition!
Skiing becomes nocturnal and festive in Saint-Gervais every Thursday evening from 6 to 8:30 pm during school holidays! On this occasion, the resort opens the Ecole and Bettex ski lifts. It lights up the slopes to organize various activities according to the evening: snake gliss, throwing snowballs on interactive targets, parallel slalom, descent to music, etc. A free event open to everyone, from the age of 4.
Enjoy all the benefits of Saint-Gervais thermal water through various sensory spa workshops made up of steam baths, immersive caves, saunas, hot slabs and other tools that will help you relax. This bubble of well-being has outdoor and indoor spaces accessible every day except Tuesday. Evenings until 9 pm are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays to prolong the fun.
There is much more to enjoy in the resort of Saint-Gervais than the breathtaking views it offers. Certainly, the Alpine scenery mixed with snowy forests and exceptional slopes makes it a perfect destination to recharge your batteries. However, the list of outdoor activities to do during the winter holidays is very long.
Of course, skiing is one of them. Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring... the choice is yours. Booking an exceptional apartment or chalet with ski access will allow you to take full advantage of it. For the ultimate skiing experience, you can opt for the Les Houches/Saint-Gervais ski area (from the Bellevue cable car and the Prarion gondola) or the Évasion Mont-Blanc ski area (from Bettex).
This resort is also known for its thermal baths, which are a popular attraction in the village. Thermal water at 35°C has many therapeutic virtues. Medical cures, dermatological cures, spas and treatments, relaxation workshops..., come and experience the ultimate feeling of well-being at the Bains du Mont-Blanc thermal centre.
Another possibility for winter holidays there is to organise a dog sledging trip to the Plateau de La Croix - especially from the resort of Saint-Gervais/Megeve. During the winter season, the resort also hosts professional team-building sessions which include various activities. Hiking through the Saint-Gervais adventure trail, snowshoeing on the best slopes in the village, mountaineering and off-piste skiing with the Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais, etc., there are various possibilities here.
In summer, there is no shortage of things to do in this village. Whether you want to take a break from the daily grind at home or go on holiday with your family, this Haute-Savoie resort is a great option.
Looking like a utopian town, Saint-Gervais offers a breathtaking landscape, accessible with the vast majority of activities offered by the resort. Take the Mont-Blanc Tramway, for example, for a smooth start to the ascent this mountain. From the Fayet station (580 m above sea level), you can reach the Nid d'Aigle (2,372 m above sea level) to enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding area.
You can also discover a magnificent Via Ferrata that climbs perfectly into the Bonnant gorges. Various footbridges and staircases will be at your disposal here. This little mountain walk will reward you with a picnic area. There is also free parking available.
Summer in Saint-Gervais is also a time for original events. The Alpi Hour Festival (mid-July and mid-August), the Guides' Festival (3 days of festivities in August) or the Mont Blanc Music and Heritage Meeting (in August), the village is enchanted by various events. Think about booking your exceptional residence in the centre of the ski resort to enjoy this unique atmosphere in the middle of the Alps.