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揠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 – playground ¬©

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 . . .

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

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