Chamonix Valley PLAYGROUNDS

As frequent visitors to the ūüŹĒ Chamonix Valley, I think we can lay claim to having tested most of its playgrounds!

Some are in town and fairly obvious, others are a little hidden in bucolic spots . . .

Here is the list . . .


Chamonix centre 

Just across the road from ūü揬†Chamonix’s Saturday market, and next to the MJC, we have spent many hours at this playground! There is something for all age-groups, and being next to the ūüí¶¬†Arve river walkway, older children can safely ride back and forth on their bikes or¬†draisiennes, while little ones play. There isn’t much shade here, but there is plenty of surrounding grass for picnics!

Chamonix Playground
Chamonix’s central playground¬†¬©
H√ītel Faucigny / H√ītel Chamonix

Cushioned just between these two hotels (behind the Mairie) is a small roundabout with climbing facilities; a good little pause on a walk through the centre of town.

Small roundabout opposite Le Faucigny and Le Chamonix hotels
Small roundabout in between Le Faucigny and Le Chamonix hotels ©
Centre Sportif Richard Bozon

Walk a little further out of town, following the Arve river walk, and you’ll come to a tiny playground just before the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon (sports centre). Just for little ones.

Le Parc d’Attractions de Chamonix (Domaine des Planards)

As well as the ūüõ∑ Chamonix Luge-Alpine Coaster¬†and many other attractions, there is a small enclosed playground here in ūüĆą the Parc d’Attractions, and a good self-service restaurant.

[ ‚áí see separate MBFF article here ]

Domaine des Planards Рplayground ©

Les Praz-de-Chamonix

Hotel Lancher

Right next to the Hotel Lancher in Les Praz is a small playground for young children, where we have spent many a moment! A buggy walk or bike ride from Chamonix to Les Praz can link up 3 playgrounds: Chamonix centre, Centre Sportif Richard Bozon and this little Les Praz playground! (note – no shade here!)

Les Praz Playground
Les Praz playground ©
Paradis des Praz

What a little treasure this ūüĆ≤¬†natural playground is in the summertime! Nestled in ūüĆ≤the woods near to¬†the ‚õ≥ÔłŹ¬†golf course in Les Praz, and right next to a ūüí¶¬†gurgling stream, Le¬†Paradis des Praz is a wonderful place for children to splash around in the shallow water. You can walk with buggies through the woods to get there, or even cycle. There is a small playground next to the stream, pony rides in summer and a small buvette for snacks (if you buy drinks, you are welcome to use the picnic tables, which I find a generous initiative!). It can get very busy in summer, but there is plenty of shade to escape to¬†/ good to know – you can organise children‚Äôs birthday parties here !

[ ‚áí see separate MBFF article here ]

Les Bossons

We discovered this little playground quite by accident one day, on a buggy walk along the river from Les Gaillands!

Les Bossons playground ©

Les Houches

There is a lovely little playground at Lac des Chavants, and there is also a spider web climbing net.

[ ‚áí to read more about Lac des Chavants playground, see separate MBFF article here ]

Lac des Chavants playground ©
Lac des Chavants Рplayground ©
Lac des Chavants ©

In wintertime, there is sometimes an ephemeral soft playground . . .

Lac des Chavants softplay in Les Houches ©


In the moraine woods of Argentière, is nestled a small playground. Located next to a bubbling stream, it is the perfect bucolic spot to head en famille for the day! Take a picnic blanket, and kids can paddle in the stream, hunt for salamanders, make dams and cabanes . . .

[ ⇒ to read more about La Mare aux Têtards playground, see separate MBFF article here ]


Vallorcine has a small playground near the train station and there is plenty of free parking on site. There is also a ūüŹÄ¬†terrain de sports¬†just next to the playground

Vallorcine playground ©

MBFF’s favourite playgrounds au Pays du Mont-Blanc

There are plenty more fabulous playgrounds ūüŹĒ¬†au Pays du Mont-Blanc . . .

[ ⇒ to see a list of MBFF’s favourite playgrounds (tried and tested by two boys and their parents!) see separate article here ]

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