We discovered this outdoor leisure space and playground in Praz-sur-Arly, on a 🍁 sunny autumn day a few years ago now . . . our boys were delighted to be able to play in the vast open space surrounding the playgrounds, and we were able to lift our faces to the sun and relax.
The leisure space is also much more than just playgrounds, so head along well-equipped with balls (footballs, basketballs) and bikes and draisiennes . . .
There are two lovely, spacious playgrounds for all ages, equipped with:
- a fire-engine, slide and other features for little ones;
- a tyrolienne and a NEW 🕸 spiderweb climbing frame for older ones (with little hidey holes!);
More features of Les BellesThere are also 📚 some cachettes with books to read hidden inside, ♟ giant chess, 🏓 ping-pong, 🎲 a Jeu de l’Oie, and a table set up with Connect 4!
Mini-Golf d’Art Singulier
The ⛳️ Mini-Golf d’Art Singulier is just behind the ☕️ Buvette des Belles and the climbing wall, and it is made up of 18 holes and 20 works of art! Ideal for a hot summer’s day, much of the golf-course is in the shade and some of it is in the forest! / 🗓 opening hours: every day in summer from 9h until 19h / more information here;
At this 🏀 multi-sport pitch you can play basketball, football, handball . . . so make sure you bring your own equipment! I recently discovered an enjoyment for shooting hoops here! Little ones can cycle around the track. 😉
The 🛹 skate-park is just behind the playground . . .
Tennis & Volleyball
Next to the playground, there are 🎾 two tennis courts and a wall for practice. There is also a 🏐 volleyball court with sand. / 🗓 opening hours: spring to autumn, 9h until 19h (reservations at the Buvette des Belles);
Behind the tennis courts is an area to play pétanque!
There is 🧗♂️ a climbing tower set up in the summer holidays, an ideal spot to learn or to progress in climbing skills; 7m high, the wall has climbing up to difficulty rating of 6C;
VTT course (Ludik Park)
Along 💦 the Arly river, in the shade, is a 🚵♂️ bike track that has been set out at the Base de Loisirs des Belles. Parents can help their little ones progress in their VTT skills.
La Buvette des Belles
This ☕️ buvette and restaurant now has a covered terrace and the owners organise lots of activities: markets, parties, 🍗 BBQs . . . and you can order 🥞 pancakes with Nutella for goûter (not crêpes; thick American or Scottish-style small pancakes!) / FB page / address: 365 route des Belles, Le Chardonneret 4A, Praz-Sur-Arly;
Arly Plage and les Berges d’Arly
Easily accessible from La Base de Loisirs des Belles, is a lovely (and flat!) walk along the Berges d’Arly, which will take you to another small playground for little folk. This path is suitable for buggies and small bikes.
In summertime, kids (and adults!) can wade in the shallow water!
Coming soon: a plan d’eau!
Very soon, Praz-sur-Arly should be equipped with its own plan d’eau, with one access via a passerelle from the Base de Loisirs des Belles! (check with Mairie de Praz-sur-Arly for more details);
address: Plaine des Belles, 74120, Praz-sur-Arly;