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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  • Great afternoon spent strolling amongst my trees covered in snow. Calm and soothing we had a very good time. Several paths are available. Heading to the cottage d home of the circus starting point of one of the paths or poorly signposted... We went the wrong way at the start. Fortunately you always cross good souls to get back you on the right path!
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  • Beautiful place. Walk to the end of the world under the snow at the top! It is aptly named. Quiet and scenery.
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  • The Cirque is a most picturesque and not too taxing walk under the largest limestone amphitheatre in Europe. A small part of it is even wheelchair accessible. If you travel with Man's Best Friend, how...  more »
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Just beautiful
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