As frequent visitors to Chamonix, I think we can lay claim to having tested most of its playgrounds! Please let us know about any small treasures that may be missing from our list!
Just across the road from Chamonix’s Saturday market, and next to the MJC, we have spent many hours in this playground! There is something for all age-groups, and being next to the Arve river walkway, older children can safely ride back and forth on their bikes/draisiennes, while little ones play. There isn’t much shade here, but there is plenty of surrounding grass for picnics!
Hotel Faucigny/Hotel Chamonix
Cushioned just between these two hotels (behind the Mairie) is a small climbing roundabout.
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 Sports Centre. Just for little ones.
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 Les Praz playground!
Paradis des Praz
What a little treasure this natural playground is in summer time! Nestled in the woods near to the golf course in Les Praz, right next to a 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). It can get very busy in summer, but there is plenty of shade. For more information on Le Paradis des Praz, click here.
Le Parc d’Attractions de Chamonix
We discovered this little playground quite by accident one day, on a buggy walk from Les Gaillands!
La Petite Folie indoor softplay & café
This softplay café in Chamonix Sud hosts lots of wonderful events throughout the year (craft sessions, dancing & music for pre-schoolers), as well as organising birthday parties for lots of the Chamonix locals! It has a lovely little terrace where you can sip your coffees calmly (and eat home-made cake!) while the little ones play!
address: 49 Place Edmond Desailloud, 74400 Chamonix (Chamonix Sud) / tel: +33 (0)6 78 22 59 35 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org / opening hours: check FB page;