Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval

Enjoy unusual and stunning mountain scenery with a trek at Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval, a natural, horseshoe-shaped amphitheatre with walls 500 to 700 m (1,640 to 2,296 ft) in height. Peaks reaching almost 3,000 m (9,843 ft) crown the site. Hike along the posted trails, past otherworldly rock formations and waterfalls, admiring the natural spectacle around you. In summer, a cafe along the way offers meals and refreshment. Use our Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval planner to arrange your visit to Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval and other attractions in Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval.
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  • September 11, 2017
    A very dramatic cirque with many very high waterfalls visible from just above the first (free) car park. However the advice that it is suitable for those with limited mobility is, in my view, incorrec...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Grandiose, when you arrive on the site, well organized, parking, signs, all there is. Hikes for all, small, large, retired. Me who spend my holidays in Savoy, it was the first time I visited this site, I have not been disappointed.
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  • September 6, 2017
    A magical place... parking 4 euros with a given brochure that summarizes the different proposed hiking paths. The view from the parking lot is already great, then as that we progress in the path of rando discovered the circus, it is superb. In late summer, there are stunts including 2 or 3 ten of which it is possible to get at the bottom of the fall. The trail up to the buvette of Prazon is wide and easy, then you get more on a trail hiking but very accessible. Only small difficulty for me who has Vertigo and dislikes water bridge from the bottom of the combe which is narrow and a little unstable, but there is always possibility to turn around without worry. A truly magical tour. We will definitely be back to go this time to the end of the world.
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  • August 19, 2017
    To do in the spring because stunts are more impressive but also very beautiful in summer. Ideal for a family hike. The site is very well laid out and landscapes at the top. Do and redo. We were able to see a couple of grazing animals.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Clearly a very nice hike for all levels! Very easy access with several car parks (allow € 4 per car to Park). No doubt, you will not be disappointed by the landscape that is frankly amazing whether you're at the beginning of the course or at the bottom of the circus. Tip: arrived at the end of the world you can climb the waterfall from the bottom to get on a promontory which will allow you to see the whole of the hike. Have fun to all!
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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful! Parking paid (4 euros for cars) but worth it! We are bathed under the waterfall at the end of the world, water was 17 degrees that day!
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  • May 8, 2017
    Despite the rain and clouds, place a lovely walk in the forest near streams between huge cliffs, slightly brighter clouds cleared, trips of snowy peaks above. For me an unforgettable experience.
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  • September 9, 2017
    Just beautiful
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