Gorges du Fier, Annecy

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Breath in the savage beauty of the Gorges du Fier from walkways built 24 m (79 ft) above the burbling waters. Read the signs you see along the path, as the information will reveal a surprise. Also stop in the little room at the end to see film footage that shows the changes in water level. You'll be glad the water is low as you cross the wooden bridge and feel the spray sprinkle on your face. Make Gorges du Fier part of your personalized Annecy itinerary using our Annecy itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A lovely natural gorge with well maintained bridges. I'm not sure I would bring children under 5 (unless in a baby carrier). Not stroller friendly, and it's quite a bit of walking in tight spaces. Not...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    A nice site and a ride that is appreciated by a day of high heat. For our part fast access to funds. We went there in the early afternoon and indeed to our departure we saw that there was a large queue! Certainly it is not huge, but enough for good sensations, beautiful views, a reading of the interesting legend... Once you have visited the gorges, we stayed at the edge of the proud for a nice rest. Do not stop at the 1st parking lot indicated on your route, it is quickly crowded! There are 2 other further at the level of the tavern of Pontverre restaurant. In what concerns us, we arrived around 10:30 in the morning... parked without difficulty at the foot of the castle of access, in the parking lot next to the hostel of Pontverre. We left the car all day in the same place, allowing us to visit the castle in the morning, lunch at the tavern, and finish by the gorges of the proud. No gene by the world despite a Sunday of the weekend of August 15! We have entered the Gorge by a friendly path that starts from the intersection of the roads... There is a small very pretty waterfall along the way... but be careful to be well shod to access!
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  • August 16, 2017
    A visit not to be missed. The site is great. The passage on a suspended course is impressive. Nevertheless, this process is very secure.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Impressive natural river gorge. €5.30 adult, €3 for child to 15. Small restaurant & gift store. Adequate English spoken. Takes 90 to 120 minutes. Not recommended for those who have vertigo, or are very unfit or obese. Courtesy and cooperation required for passing in narrow sections. Some steps are slippy.
  • July 26, 2017
    We cycled from Annecy and had a nice time wandering around Les gorges. The views are great and there are also areas which teach you about the various rock formations you come across.
  • July 29, 2017
    An unusual place, walking along the gorge and able to see the path carved by the river over the years. It's also somewhat shocking to see that the level of river, normally about 25 meters below the walkway, has often risen above it even in recent times.
  • September 7, 2017
    It's a great place to go with your friends for a fun day out
  • April 25, 2017
    We enjoyed it, walkway above the gorge was cool. Maybe a bit more info on the geological side but then again we like that sort of thing

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