June Agenda au Pays du Mont Blanc

Just when the month of MAY – with its plentiful bank holidays – is coming to an end . . . along comes JUNE with another long weekend in France: Pentecôte!  Perhaps the following list of events and activities will give you some fresh ideas for family fun aux Pays du Mont Blanc  . . . or even some accessible weekend getaways . . . Or, if you are visititing the Pays du Mont Blanc en famille, and need some ideas for rainy days, hopefully you’ll find some here!

This coming month of June brings us: the Rendez-Vous aux Jardins garden festival, a new exhibition – «Fourmis» at the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle (Geneva), yoga festivals in Chamonix and the Aosta Valley, La Comblorane race in Combloux, the Festival International du Film d’Animation Annecy 2017, La Fête de la Musique and The Marathon du Mont Blanc in the Chamonix environs, just to name a few of the events!

Do keep checking the listings, as I shall update them with any new information that comes my way!


Colour codes for listings:

Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz, Vallorcine)

Passy & environs

Sallanches & environs

St Gervais & environs

Megève & environs

Les Contamines & environs

Further France & Switzerland

Italy


On-going Exhibitions, Events & Openings:

until 30th September 2017 – Le Parc de Merlet Animal Park  Les Houches  every day from 10h to 18h – the wonderful Parc de Merlet is open all summer and will remain open until 30th September 2017 / see here for more details regarding opening hours and admission prices and any special events scheduled;

Le Parc de Merlet in Les Houches © montblancfamilyfun

until 31st December 2017«Sur les Chemins de Chamouny» exhibition – Maison de l’Alpage – Servoz – the Association Servoz Histoire et Traditions is offering a journey into the olden days: transport and communication in the Chamonix Valley / exhibition opening hours in accordance with Servoz Tourist Office and Post Office hours / CLOSED Sundays / address: Maison de l’Alpage, Le Bouchet, 74310, Servoz; tel: +33(0)4 50 47 21 68;

«Sur les Chemins de Chamouny» © chamonix.com

until 31st December 2017«Agriculture et paysages, les grandes mutations» exhibition, as part of ‘2017 Alpages en fête’ – Maison de l’Alpage – Servoz / address: Maison de l’Alpage, Le Bouchet, 74310, Servoz; tel: +33(0)4 50 47 21 68 / exhibition opening hours in accordance with Servoz Tourist Office and Post Office hours / CLOSED Sundays;

until 31st December 2017«L’Agriculture de montagne, coeur du territoire» exhibition, as part of ‘2017 Alpages en fête’   Maison du Lieutenant  Servoz  the Chamonix Valley is has been moulded by man, invested in over the centuries.  From the first shepherds to the farmers of today, those working the land remain the historical witnesses to change to the land: natural spaces, architecture, urbanism, transport; the delicate balance between man and environment / address: Maison du Lieutenant2231 Le Mont, 74310, Servoz;

from Friday 9th June to 7th July  Vernissage et concert (Olivier Hoffschir photographer and Lefkès concert)  La Cremerie (art & design space)  Plateau d’Assy – photography vernissage from 18h and concert at 20h30address: 273, rue de l’Église, Plateau D’Assy, France;

© La Cremerie

until October 2017 – Via Ferrata de Curalla now open for the season  Plateau d’Assy – the Via Feratta will stay open until October / the only Via Ferrata in the Pays du Mont Blanc, 490m long / equipment can be rented on-site at the Cabanon et Buvette de la Via Ferrata, 392 chemin de Curalla, 74190, Passy / tel: +33 (0)4 50 58 80 52 / see here for more details;

from Wednesday 21st June to 26th August – F’estivales de Sallanches (2nd edition)  concerts, cinema, themed evenings: «Les Enfants d’Abord», Fête Nationale, Soirée Mousse, Fête de la Musique, Cinéma: «Le Monde de Dory» / find pdf programme here;

Les F’estivales de Sallanches © sallanches.fr

every Tuesday and Thursday until December 2017 Guided visit of the farm «Les Montagnard»ComblouxTuesdays 10h to midday and Thursdays 14h30 to 16h30 / Delphine will show you how a cow farm works and what daily life is like on a farm: 65 cows for milking, 40 pigs, rabbits . . . / address: 4 chemin des Poses, Ormaret, Combloux – 74920 / reservations necessary: Delphine +33 (0)6 21 02 18 99 / price: adults  8€; children (3-12 years) 6€; FREE for under 3s;

every Wednesday until December 2017 – Guided visit of the farm le «GAEC Val Mont-Blanc» – ComblouxWednesdays 16h to 17h / a family farm, the Paget family will show you their love for agriculture; they will show you how cheese is produced with some tasting too! There are 30 milking cows on this farm used to produce these cheeses: tomme, reblochon, abondance, cheese for raclette / address: 777, route de Saint-Gervais, Gemoëns, 74920, Combloux; tel: +33 (0)6 16 33 71 74 / reservations with the Combloux Tourist Office;

from Friday 2nd to Saturday 17th June  Exhibition Acrylique de Daniel Gable  Salle Géo Dorival St Gervais every day 10h to 12h30 and 16h to 19h / address: 43 rue du Mont Blanc, St-Gervais, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;

from Saturday 10th June to 11th November 2017«L’Autre» exhibition – Open-air museum in the Parc Thermal  Le Fayet – the artist Kaviik has about 40 prints on show in the Parc Thermal;

from Saturday 10th June to 11th November 2017 «Cosmisisme» by Elodie Boutry – Pile Pont  St Gervais – in one of the two pillars of the pont de St Gervais, contemporary art in a unique environment – 73 pyramids made from MDF, painted and coloured / address: Culée du Pont de Saint-Gervais, Saint-Gervais, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;

every day from 17th June to 3rd September 2017Les Trains du Coucher du SoleilTramway du Mont BlancLe Fayet/St Gervais – depature from Terminus du Tramway du Mont-Blanc, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / see here for more details;

every Friday from 2nd June to 25th August Contes & MagieParc MontessuitAnnemasse17h, 18h and 19h – for children 3 to 10 years / free entertaiment for little ones during summer months!

Contes & Magie © annemasse.fr / annemasse.officiel

until 5th June 2017 – «Raoul Dufy, le bonheur de vivre»Palais Lumière Évian – every day from 10h to 19h – address: Espace d’exposition, Quai Albert Besson, 74500, Evian; tel: 04 50 83 15 90;

«Raoul Dufy, le bonheur de vivre» © Palais Lumière, Evian / Ville d’Evian

until Sunday 11th June 2017 – «Hodler, Monet, Munch: Peindre l’impossible» exhibitionFondation Pierre GianaddaMartigny Switzerlandevery day from 10h to 18h  address: Fondation Pierre Gianadda, rue du Forum 59, 1920 Martigny, Switzerland; tel: +41 (0)27 722 39 78 / see here for more details;

until 7th January 2018 «Fourmis»  new temporary exhibition  Muséum (Natural History Museum)  Geneva  Tuesday to Sunday 10h to 17h / CLOSED Mondays / price: 9/6 CHF and under 18s FREE; after the tremendously HUGE dinosaur exhibition, it’s time to put the spotlight on little ANTS! / among other things, a giant anthill Atta, which was on show at the museum back in 1977! / see here for more details;
«Fourmis» – the new temporary exhibition at the Muséum in Geneva © Muséum / Ville de Genève

until 7th January 2018 – «L’effet boomerang. Les arts aborigènes d’Australie»  current temporary exhibition   MEG (Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève)  Geneva  Tuesday to Sunday 11h – 18h; shut Mondays / price: 9/6 CHF;

every Wednesday – «Mercredis Family» au MAHMAH Musée d’Art et d’HistoireGenevaWednesdays at 15h – duration about 45 mins / family circuits in the MAH collections / for children 6 – 10 years, accompanied by an adult / not running during school holiays / FREE! / no reservations needed / see here for full programme;

until 10th September 2017Kelley Walker at the MAMCOnew temporary exhibitionMAMCOGeneva – an artist of Pop Art style among others / see here for more details / opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 12h to 18h; Saturday and Sunday 11h to 18h / shut Mondays / address: 10, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, CH-1205, Geneva; tel: +41 22 320 61 22; website: www.mamco.ch;

Kelley Walker at the MAMCO in Geneva © MAMCO / Kelley Walker

Friday 16th June to 19th November 2017 «Cézanne: Le Chant de la Terre» exhibition – new temporary exhibition Fondation Pierre GianaddaMartigny Switzerlandevery day from 9h to 19h address: Fondation Pierre Gianadda, rue du Forum 59, 1920 Martigny, Switzerland; tel: +41 (0)27 722 39 78 / see here for more details;

«Cézanne: Le Chant de la Terre» © Fondation Pierre Gianadda

open every day Les Marécottes Animal ParkSwitzerland – April 2017 saw the birth of a baby black bear and marcassins (baby sangliers) . . . see the Marécottes Facebook page for more details / open from 10h to 16h on Mondays and Tuesdays (restaurant shut on these days) and from 10h to 20h from Weds to Sunday / getting there: see here;

Zoo Les Marécottes © montblancfamilyfun

until Monday 5th June 2017 – «Wildlife Photgrapher of the Year» 2016 photo collection – Forte di BardBard, Aosta Valley Italythe famous wildlife photographic exhibition / address: Forte di Bard, 1020 Bard (AO), Valle d’Aosta, Italy; tel: +39 0125 833811 / see here for more details; 

«Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016» – © Sam Hobson / Forte di Bard
until 26th November 2017 – «Steve McCurry, Mountain Men» photo exhibition – Forte di BardBard, Aosta Valley Italy10h to 18h Tuesday to Friday and Saturdays and Sundays until 19h (shut Mondays) – photo exhibition (77 photos from Afghanistan, India, Brazil, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Morocco . . .) about man and mountains from international photographer Steve McCurry / address: Forte di Bard, 1020 Bard (AO), Valle d’Aosta, Italy; tel: +39 0125 833811 / price: 9€ and free for under 5s – see here for more details about the exhibition and workshop on offer in September; 
«Steve McCurry, Mountain Men» photo exhibition at the Forte di Bard © Forte di Bard
until 24th September 2017 – «Giovanni Segantini and the mountain painters»at the MAR Regional Archaeological Museum – Aosta Italy – 9h to 19h / full price: 6€; FREE for under 18s / see here for more details about the MAR / address: Piazza Roncas, 12, 11100, Aosta (AO), Italy; tel: +34 0165275937;

Agenda for June:

Tuesday 30th May to Saturday 3rd JuneMagasin Ephemère Artisans du MondeAncienne PosteSallanches8h30 to 18h30 and Saturday until 16h – Fair Trade sale from Bac students;


Thursday 1st June  Visit to La Ferme les Cabrettes  Sallanches – guided visit from 10h – 12h  a goat cheese farm in St Roch, Sallanches, at the foot of les Aravis / 100 goats, 45 kids / address: Ferme des Cabrettes, 74700, Sallanches; tel: +33 (0)4 50 47 87 87 / +33 (0)6 30 01 80 73 / reservations recommended / FREE! / cheese for sale on-site;

Thursday 1st June  Yoga au Lac des Ilettes with Koby Boley  Sallanches 19h  tel: +33 (0)7 82 87 43 57


Rendez-vous aux Jardins (15ième édition) – Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June
Rendez-Vous aux Jardins © Rendez-Vous aux Jardins

The Rendez-Vous aux Jardins (15ième édition) is a festival dedicated to sharing people’s passion and knowledge of gardens.  It is organised by the Ministère de la Culture in collaboration with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, the Comité des Parcs et Jardins de France, the Vieilles Maisons Françaises, and the Demeure Historique, as well as several local collectives. In our Pays du Mont Blanc, the Jardin des Cimes is offering guided visits and in nearby Annecy, Geneva, Aix-les-Bains, Evians, Yvoire and environs, several gardens are opening to the public with events scheduled: Annecy (Parc de la Préfecture; Les Glaisins); Les Jardins de Lornay; Aix-les-Bains; Les Jardins Secrets in Vaulx; Geneva environs (Château de Voltaire; le Verger Tiocan); Yvoire’s Jardin des 5 Sens; at the Château de Voltaire there will be: FREE entrance from 10h to 18h; a guided visit of the park at 11h, 14h30 and 16h (duration 1h; price: 6€ foor adults); a display of «Apiculture mode d’emploi» – explanation of this bee practice at 10h30 and 14h30 (free) and an art workshop from 10h30 to 13h and from 14h30 to 17h (free) / see the website programme for the full list;


2KM3 Opening Night © saintgervais.com

Friday 2nd June 2KM3: inauguration of newly painted underground car park  St Gervais 19h to 22h – 12 French and international artists have been at work transforming the underground carpark in St Gervais into a unique work of art – 11 levels and all of the façade painted – a whole new concept in how to integrate art in town life / programme: 18h45 – welcome in the carpark of la Télécabine Saint-Gervais/Le Bettex; 19h – inauguration/opening and discovery of 2KM3’s work; 20h – cocktails and auction of work «06» by ZOER and VELVET with all proceeds going to the charity A chacun son Everest; 21h – Opening Party DJ Set;

from Friday 2nd to Saturday 17th June  Exhibition Acrylique de Daniel Gable  Salle Géo Dorival St Gervais every day 10h to 12h30 and 16h to 19h / address: 43 rue du Mont Blanc, St-Gervais, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;

Friday 2nd June Contes & MagieConte: «Du bout de la terre à l’autre» – Parc MontessuitAnnemasse17h, 18h and 19h – for children 3 to 10 years / free entertaiment for little ones during summer months!


Saturday 3rd June – Ballando Dance Show: «Terrain Vague» – Centre Sportif Richard Bozon Chamonix 20h30 / door opening at 20h / price: 7€, FREE for children under 6 years /  address: Centre Sportif Richard Bozon, 74400, Chamonix

«Terrain Vague» dance show by Ballando © Ballando

Saturday 3rd JuneInitiation Qi Qong at the Jardin des CimesPlateau d’Assy 10h to 12h – 15+ years (cancelled in the event of bad weather);

Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th June – Tournoi de Foot International du Mont-Blanc – ASC Sallanches Football / address: Terrain de Football de Cayenne, 74700 Sallanches / tel: +33 (0)6 89 84 83 28;

Saturday 3rd June – 8ième «Trail du Gypaète» – Thyez, Marnaz, Mt Saxonnex / see website for the trail suitable for children 8+years (free trail available for 8 to 15 year olds);


Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th June 20ième édition des Grandes Médiévales d’Andilly – Forêt des Moulins à Andilly – from 10h / go back to Medieval times with knights, jousting, castles, falconry, concerts / lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family! / see here for more details and to book your tickets online

Les Grandes Médiévales d’Andilly © http://www.lepetitpays.com / les-grandes-medievales

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June – ViaRhôna en Fête – (part of Fête Nationale du Vélo– bike festival celebrating the incredible bike route (still being constructed) from the mountainous area of Lac Léman to the beaches of the Camargue on the Med, following the Rhône River (815km) / take part in outings, entertainment for the family, bike tests / see website / facebook page for more details;

ViaRhôna en Fête © auvergnerhonealpes.fr/viarhona

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June – La Fête National du Vélo à Annemasse (organised by Réseau TAC et Annemasse Agglo)  Annemasse  two main events: Saturday 3rd June at 11h30 at Vétraz-Monthoux (entrance at roundabout between route de Livron and route de Taninges): inauguration of the Voie Verte in the presence of l’Agglo and neighbouring communes; workshop for bike maintenance in partnership with SKL Bikes / Sunday 4th June between 10h and 12h in Ambilly: workshop «Pignon sur rue» from the Association En Ville à vélo (12 rue des Négociants à Ambilly) and two bike outings (10km for families and 30km in partnership with En Ville à vélo and Cyclotouristes Annemassiens);

La Fête National du Vélo à Annemasse © annemasse.fr
Saturday 3rd June – Marché d’Art (organised by PronoïArt) – Parc Montessuit Annemasse 10h to 20h – lots of artists displaying their work in the centre of Annemasse (great playground here!);
Saturday 3rd June – Celtic Mud Race – Forte di Bard, Hône and Bard, Aosta Valley Italy10h (competitive race) and 14h non-competitive race  the first obstacle course of its kind in the Aosta Valley (organised by Società Sportiva Ocr Vda nei Comuni di Hône, Bard and in collaboration with the Forte di Bard! / two obstacle courses: 11+km competitive race and 6+km non-competitive race; children’s courses – you can sign up and participate on the day / see here for more details and here to sign up;
Celtic Mud Race © Forte di Bard / Celtic Mud Race

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June – Yoga Festival Valle d’Aosta (first edition)Forte di BardBard, Aosta Valley Italy / address: Forte di Bard, 1020 Bard (AO), Valle d’Aosta, Italy; tel: +39 0125 833811 / see here for more details and programme for the two days; / see also: yogafestival.it

 

Yoga Festival Valle d’Aosta © Forte di Bard / Yoga Festival Valle d’Aosta

Sunday 4th June – Mam’zelle Gazelle at the Parc de Merlet Animal Park – Les Houches – 13h30 to 16h – face-painting / FREE (after entrance);

Sunday 4th June – Vide Grenier – Place du Mont Blanc – Chamonix – 9h to 17h – proceeds to local school;

Sunday 4th JuneVide grenier organised by the Association de Jumelage Combloux-Diekholzenprice: 5€ per linear metre of space to sell articles / reservations: +33 (0)6 43 71 48 34 49 / address: chemin des Passerands, 74920, Combloux;


Sunday 4th June in Geneva

*Museums are FREE on the first Sunday of the month in Geneva!* See here for more details about this fantastic initiative!

Sunday 4th June – Grand Bazar: «du sable à la peinture acrylique» MEG (Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève)  Geneva  14h/14h40/15h20/16h/16h40  duration: 20mins / FREE / no reservations needed /open to all / limited places available / before the 1970s, aboriginal art in Australia was ephemeral: sand paintings or wood paintings were gradually destroyed as their intention was not to be seen by the non-initiated; this visits highlights the change in ancestral art;

Sunday 4th June – Grand Bazar: «Cap sur l’Océanie» with Tohu Wa Bohu (Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève)  MEG Geneva  15h to 15h45 and 16h to 16h45 – Tohu Wa Bohu continues the journey and stops off in Oceania / music, song, dance / FREE! / from 2+ years with accompanying adult / no reservations required / limited places / see here for more details;

Sunday 4th June – Grand Bazar: «sur le sable»  MEG (Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève)  Geneva  from 14h until 17h – after a guided visit of the exhibition «L’effet boomerang», take part in a collective painting project, inspired by ancestral aboriginal art in Australia / in the foyer or garden (depending on weather!) / FREE! / open to all / no reservations required / limited places / see here for more details;

Sunday 4th June – «A la recherche du Temps du Rêve: légendes des Aborigènes d’Australie»  MEG (Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève) auditorium  Geneva  from 16h until 17h15 – Patrick Mohr and Olivier Sidore, actors and musicians tell the stories Temps du Rêve, aboriginal tales about the creation of the world FREE! / open to children from 6+ years/ no reservations required / limited places / see here for more details;

Sunday 4th June – Petits Rendez-Vous: «L’Usine des formes» MAMCO  Geneva  11h15 – interactive guided tours in French and in English at the MAMCO – duration 45mins – for 5 to 10 year olds with accompanying adult; see here for more details; address: 10 rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, CH-1205, Genève; tel+41 22 320 61 22; website: www.mamco.ch 


Monday 5th to Tuesday 6th June Megève to St Tropez Classic Ralley – Megève – FREE for spectators / no reservations needed / address: Place du Village, 1 place de l’Eglise, 74120, Megève; tel: +33 (0)6 80 96 57 85/ 04 50 21 27 28; website: www.megevesttropez.com


Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th June  Inscription CAP Loisirs 2017 Chamonix – programme online / see flyer below for exact dates and times;

Cap Loisirs 2017 © chamonix.com / MJC Chamonix

Tuesday 6th June – Le P’tit Marché Paysan de Produits Locaux –  Sallanches  16h30 à 19h30 – come and meet local producers, to support and encourage local agriculture and their short growing seasons, to support the local economy and to create a social link / each week there will be several local producers: le GAEC d’Arpennaz, La Ferme Victorine, Le Pain de Chibon, Le Safran du Mont-Blanc, La Roulotte à Savon, and the Légumes des Coteaux de Passy; the vin d’Ayze and l’Association Passepoils & Cie will also be present from time to time / address: GAEC Les Armaillis, 74700 Sallanches; tel: 06 63 04 32 35 / see here for more details;


Wednesday 7th June  Le Grand Soir Cinébus: «Amazonia, voyage en terres indigènes»  presented by la Tribu Sauvage  Les Houches – 20h30 – originally from Chamonix, Anaïs Bajeux and Mickaël Balmat spent 6 months in the Amazon, with the aim of making a documentary questionning sustainable development in three domains: our connection with nature, the indigenous population and the environmentatl questions regarding the Belo Monte dam / address: Espace Animation, 27 place de la Mairie, 74310, Les Houches; tel: +33(0)4 50 55 50 62; see trailer for film here;

Wednesday 7th June – Initiation au yoga avec Koby Boley – Jardin des Cimes – Plateau d’Assy – 9h to 10h – beginners to more advanced, come and try out some yoga facing Mont Blanc! / free to participate / cancelled in the event of rain / every Wednesday until 30th August 2017 / address: 447 route du docteur Davy 74190 PASSY;
Initiation au yoga with Koby at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes

Wednesday 7th June – Le Petit’Atelier Jardin du Mercredi – Jardin des Cimes – Plateau d’Assy – 14h30 to 16h30 – workshops for children and families / a different theme each week pertaining to gardens and nature / price: 8,50€ per child and discounted entrance for accompanying adult (though adult presence not required) / every Wednesday until 30th August 2017 / address: 447 route du docteur Davy 74190 PASSY;

Le Petit’Atelier Jardin du Mercredi at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes

Wednesday 7th June – Forum «Loisirs.Enfance.Jeunesse» – Ancienne Poste – Sallanches – 14h to 18h  the équipe Enfance-Jeunesse, the leisure centres (3 -17 years), Point Information Jeunesse (PIJ) and Ecole de Musique et Dance de Sallanches in attendance / entertainment, music, art and circus, face-painting, colouring, games;

Wednesday 7th June Storytime for children – Médiatèque – Megève – 17h – for children 3+ years / FREE! / no reservations needed / address: Espace Jeunesse, Médiathèque, 247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève; tel: +33 (0)4 50 91 57 70;

Wednesday 7th to 10th June  23ième Festival du Livre Jeunesse: «Frontière» – Complexe Martin Luther King – Annemasse –  14h to 16h30 – for more information, see Annemasse website or blog;

23ième Festival du Livre de la Jeunesse in Annemasse © festivaldulivrejeunesseannemasse.blogspot.fr / www.annemasse.fr
Wednesday 7th June  Ateliers du mercredi: «Et si on mangeait les fourmis?» – Muséum (Natural History Museum)Geneva 14h to 16h30 – for children from 6 years, accompanied by an adult / FREE / no reservation required / presented by Mickaël Blanc, entomologist / eating ants – for whom, why and how? Come and discover this strange, but true, practice! / for more details, see here;
Workshop «Et si on mangeait les fourmis?» at the Muséum (Natural History Museum) in Geneva © institutions.ville-geneve.ch

Wednesday 7th June  Mercredis Family: «Une musique angélique» – MAHGeneva / duration about 45 minsfor children from 6 to 10 years, accompanied by an adult / FREE / no reservation required /see here for more details;

Wednesday 7th June – Les Ateliers Verts du Jardin Botanique: «Les animaux amis des plantes»  Botanical Gardens (CJBG – Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de Genève)Geneva – from 14h to 16h30 – workshop for children 6 to 9 years / if your little ones enjoy working their green fingers, why not sign them up for some workshops at the Botanical Gardens? / tel: +41 22 418 51 55;

Wednesday 7th June – Petits Rendez-Vous & Mini Rendez-Vous  MAMCO  Geneva  15h15 – interactive guided tours at the MAMCO – duration 20mins for Mini and 45mins for Petits / Mini for 2 to 4 year olds and Petits for 5 to 10 year olds, with accompanying adult; see here for more details / address: 10 rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, CH-1205, Genève; tel: +41 22 320 61 22; website: www.mamco.ch 


Thursday 8th JuneCultUR(R)AL Saison 17/18 Salle Léon Curral Sallanches – 19h – come and find out about the new CultUR(R)AL Saison 17/18 / FREE entry / drinks available;

CultUR(R)AL Saison 17/18 at the Salle Léon Curral in Sallanches © CultUR(R)AL Léon Curral Sallanches

Friday 9th to Saturday 17th June – MJC en Fête – Chamonix – a week of festivities allowing you to discover or rediscover all of the MJC activities and to bring to a close the season / throughout the week: art displays; displays from current student representatives of music, theatre, dance groups; workshops to discover: outdoor yoga, pilates, ultimate frisbee, skateboarding, baby gym, sewing, English . . .; Open Day at the Gare des Glaciers (annexe of the MJC) / more information: tel: 04 50 53 12 24; website: www.mjchamonix.org

MJC en Fête © MJC Chamonix / chamonix.com

Friday 9th June  La Cafetera Roja (cosmopolitan trip-hop, hip-hop and Latin band) concert  MJC en Fête – Chamonix 21h – price: 7€ to 13€ / more information: tel: 04 50 53 12 24; website: www.mjchamonix.org / address: MJC Chamonix, 94 promenade du Fori, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;

Friday 9th June Conférence-Film: «Création d’écoles sous yourte en steppe mongolie» (par Alain Grosman, Président de Educate) Salle Evènementielle at Decathlon Mountain Store Passy – 19h to 21haddress: 170 avenue Léman Mont-Blanc, 74190, Passy

Conférence-Film: «Création d’écoles sous yourte en steppe mongolie» © Educate

from Friday 9th June to 7th July  Vernissage et concert (Olivier Hoffschir photographer and Lefkès concert)  La Cremerie (art & design space)  Plateau d’Assy  photography vernissage from 18h and concert at 20h30address: 273, rue de l’Église, Plateau D’Assy, France;

© La Cremerie

Friday 9th June – Danse participative «Bal Chorégraphié» by Compagnie Propos/Denis Plassard (closing of Léon Culturral season)Salle Léon Curral Sallanches – 20 to 22h – no need to be able to dance, just to want to! / from 10+ years / from Baroque to Electro music / FREE / reservations: +33 (0=4 50 91 56 46 (Billeterie Salle Léon Curral);

Friday 9th June Contes & MagieConte: «Jardins et Forêts» – Parc MontessuitAnnemasse17h, 18h and 19h – for children 3 to 10 years / free entertaiment for little ones during summer months!

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June  Les Nuits Blues de Marnaz (5ième édition) –Les Jardins du Presbytère – Friday night 19h to 1h; and Saturday 16h to 1h – international music programme / FREE event! / restauration on site;

Les Nuits Blues de Marnaz © lanuitbluesdemarnaz.fr

Friday 9th June  Visites à Petits Pas: «C’est l’été» at the MAHGeneva – 10h30 / duration about 30mins / for children 3 to 5 years with an accompanying adult / FREE / no reservation requiredsee here for more details;

Friday 9th to 18th June  Festival International de la Vapeur – Swiss Vapeur Parc  from 10h – Nuit de la Vapeur Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th June / address: Swiss Vapeur Parc, route de la Plage, 1897 Port-Valais, Switzerland / more information on website; tel: +41 24 481 51 21;

 Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June  Shakespeare’s «Twelfth Night» from the American Drama Group Europe (in English)  Château de Prangins  19h30 to 22h / reservation required; email here to book: gma@adg-europe.com;
Le Château de Prangins © http://www.nationalmuseum.ch 

Friday 9th June to 26th August – F’eStivales de Sallanches (2nd edition) – concerts, cinema, themed evenings: «Les Enfants d’Abord», Fête Nationale, Soirée Mousse, Fête de la Musique, Cinéma: «Le Monde de Dory»;


Saturday 10th June  La Fête des Pélerins – MJC en Fête – Promenade Marie Paradis (near the stadium) – Chamonix15hfor the whole family!entertaiment, games, buvette, bouncy castle, competitions, evening meal (couscous) / 19h – spectacle: «Le Grand Voyage de Koumakoué» by Yaka prod and Manudrine;

La Fête des Pélerins © chamonix.com

Saturday 10th June«Journée Mondiale du Bien-Être» – Les Granges d’en Haut Spa – Les Houches – FREE! / programme: Pilates, yoga, Postural Ball, renforcement musculaire, Stretching, massage / reservations required: tel – +33 (0)4 85 30 00 17;

Journée Mondiale du Bien-Être at Les Granges d’en Haut in Les Houches © Spa Deep Nature

Saturday 10th June«Journée Mondiale du Bien-Être» – Spa by Clarins Hotel Mont Blanc (Deep Nature) – Chamonix10h to 20h – workshop: auto-maquillage (self-application of make-up) / reservations required;

© Spa Deep Nature / Spa by Clarins / chamonix.com

Saturday 10th June«Journée Mondiale du Bien-Être» (Global Wellness Day) – Les Aiglons Hotel & Spa (Deep Nature) – Chamonix 10h to 20h / 1 hour access to Spa and massage (seated) of 20 mins / reservations required;

Saturday 10th JuneInitiation Qi Qong at the Jardin des CimesPlateau d’Assy 10h to 12h – 15+ years (cancelled in the event of bad weather);

Saturday 10th JuneStage d’initiation à l’aquarelle avec Marie Claire Migliorini Jardin des Cimes – Plateau d’Assy 14h – learn watercolour painting in the gardens / for 10 – 99 year olds! / reservations required / price: 20€ + entrance to the Jardin des Cimes / paper and paint provided /  address: Jardin des Cimes, 447 route du docteur Davy, 74190;, Plateau d’Assy / reservations: tel  06 12 83 25 68; email  migli-mcpat@orange.fr

Stage d’initiation à l’aquarelle avec Marie Claire Migliorini at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes

Saturday 10th JuneFête de la Place presented by Les Coquillettes Vertes – Plateau d’Assyfrom 15h – address: Place Tobé au Plateau d’Assy / 18h: buvette, pizza, couscous / 19h: concert;

Fete de la Place in Plateau d’Assy© Passy Mont-Blanc Tourisme

Saturday 10th JuneRTD des Jeunes Sapeurs-Pompiers de la Haute-Savoie Parvis des Fiz Passy – from 8h to 18h – hosted by Sapeurs-Pompiers of Passy and Le Fayet, Déca’Sables and Vicky Sports / more than 800 young sapeurs-pompiers taking part / demos, recruitment, buvette, stands, processions and fanfare and lots more / FREE

Saturday 10th June to 11th November 2017opening of exhibition «L’Autre» – open-air museum in Le Parc Thermal  Le Fayet – works by the artist Kaviik suspended from the trees in the shady Parc Thermal;

«Cosmicisme» by Elodie Boutry © saintgervais.com
«L’Autre» © saintgervais.com

Saturday 10th June to 11th November 2017 opening of «Cosmicisme» by Elodie Boutry – Pile Pont  St Gervais – in one of the two pillars of the pont de St Gervais, contemporary art in a unique environment – 73 pyramids made from MDF, painted and coloured / address: Culée du Pont de Saint-Gervais, Saint-Gervais, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;

Saturday 10th June – Storytime for baby readers – Médiatèque – Megève 10h to 11h30 – for children UNDER 3 years / FREE! / no reservations needed / address: Espace Jeunesse, Médiathèque, 247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120 Megève; tel: +33 (0)4 50 91 57 70;

Saturday 10th June  Shakespeare’s «Twelfth Night» from the American Drama Group Europe (in English)  Château de Prangins  19h30 to 22h / reservation required, email here to book: gma@adg-europe.com 


Saturday 10th June & Sunday 11th June«La Comblorane» (22ième édition) – Combloux – with a spectacular backdrop, 3 races (including one for children) over two days / open to everyone, runners and walkers alike / different parcours: MINI TRAIL – Mini Louveteau (400m; 4-6 years); Louveteau (800m; 7-9 years); Petit Loup (1,3km; 10-11 years); Loup (2.6km; 12 – 13 years) – 5€ (all children’s trails with gift and goûter) ; TRAIL DECOUVERTE 7 km: 234 D+ – 10€ (apéro-grains included); RANDO 12km: 500 D+ – 16€ *); TRAIL 17km: 940 D+ – 20€ *(apéro-grains and meal after race included) . . . new concept for the Trail 17km – “the boys run after the girls” ie the girls leave at 9h and the boys at 9h30 – can they catch them? / to sign up, for full programme and trail maps: see Combloux website / children must have a special form with parental approval and signature / arrival and departure: Plan d’Eau in Combloux, Plan-Perre, 74920, Combloux;

22ième édition de La Comblorane © La Comblorane / combloux.com

Sunday 11th June – Sieste Musicale at the Parc de Merlet Animal Park – Les Houches – 14h to 15h – Anne GAILLARD, pianist and composer, will play you some relaxing tunes in the great outdoors; lie down in the fields among the deer and the marmottes and enjoy! / bring blankets for more comfort! / FREE (after entrance) / weather dependent!

Sieste Musicale au Parc Merlet  © parcmerlet.com

Sunday 11th JuneLa Fête des Ecolibristes Combloux, Megève, Praz-sur-Arly10h kick-off – a bike outing from Combloux, through Megève and ending in Praz-sur-Arly, at the Espace Loisirs / entertaiment for children, picnics, recycling & compost stand, art workshops, musique / 10h: leave Combloux; 11h leave Megève; 12h: arrive in Praz-sur-Arly; this event is weather dependent!

La Fête des Ecolibristes © megeve.com

Festival International du Film d’Animation Annecy 2017 – from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June:

From its beginnings in the 1960s, and development throughout the 1970s to 1990s, this festival has flourished over the last couple of decades! 50 years old in 2010, here is the 2017 festival!  For more information about the 2017 programme, see the official website.  There are plenty of screenings and activities scheduled for families: Récréamomes, the go-to publication for families in the Annecy environs, has outlined some of the fun in a Facebook post here.

Festival International du Film d’Animation Annecy 2017  © annecy.org

Wednesday 14th JuneGalas de Danse EMDI Musique et Danse: «Eveil gestuel et Street Dance»  Espace Olca Les Houches – 18h30price: 3€ / tickets available from Office de Tourisme Les Houches and EMDI (381 rue du Lyret);

© Ecole de Musique et de Danse Intercommunale EMDI

Wednesday 14th JuneCinébus Le Grand Soir Enfants: «La Belle et la Bete» VF (by Bill Condon; USA, 2017)Cinébus in Les Houches – 17h30 / duration: 2h09 / price: adults: 5,50€ and children 3,30€ / address: Espace Animation, 27 place de la Mairie, 74310, Les Houches;

Wednesday 14th JuneCinébus Le Grand Soir: «Aurore» VF (by B.Lenoir; France; 2017) Cinébus in Les Houches – 20h30 / duration: 1h29 / price: adults: 5,50€ and children 3,30€ / address: Espace Animation, 27 place de la Mairie, 74310, Les Houches;

Wednesday 14th June – Initiation au yoga avec Koby Boley – Jardin des Cimes – Plateau d’Assy – 9h to 10h – beginners to more advanced, come and try out some yoga facing Mont Blanc! / free to participate / cancelled in the event of rain / every Wednesday until 30th August 2017 / address:447 route du docteur Davy 74190 PASSY;
Initiation au yoga with Koby at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes

Wednesday 14th June – Le Petit’Atelier Jardin du Mercredi – Jardin des Cimes – Plateau d’Assy – 14h30 to 16h30 – workshops for children and families / a different theme each week pertaining to gardens and nature / price: 8,50€ per child and discounted entrance for accompanying adult (though adult presence not required) / every Wednesday until 30th August 2017 / address:447 route du docteur Davy 74190 PASSY;

Le Petit’Atelier Jardin du Mercredi at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes

Wednesday 14th June  Les P’tits Pecheurs Combloux  accompanied by Nicolas and equipped with the necessary fishing gear, children will head to the Torrent d’Arbon in search of its funny inhabitants! / for children 4 to 7 years / price: 20 € / see here for more details;

Wednesday 14th June  Ateliers du mercredi: «Et si on mangeait les fourmis?» Muséum (Natural History Museum) Geneva 14h to 16h30 – for children from 6 years, accompanied by an adult / FREE / no reservation required / presented by Mickaël Blanc, entomologist / eating ants – for whom, why and how? Come and discover this strange, but true, practice! / for more details, see here;
Workshop «Et si on mangeait les fourmis?» at the Muséum (Natural History Museum) in Geneva © institutions.ville-geneve.ch

Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th June  Crankworx World Tour Les Getshosted by Les Gets Bikepark / most of the mountain bike events are free to watch and there are plenty of events for children: Pumptrack Challenge, DH, Dual Slalom, Run Bike Challenge (push bikes) / see website for more details;


Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th June  Bol d’Or Mirabeau GenevaGeneva’s annual boat regatta since 1939! / more than 500 boats sail 123km, from Geneva to Bouveret and back (one end of the lake to the other!) / see website for programme details;

Bol d’Or Mirabeau in Geneva © www.boldormirabaud.ch

Thursday 15th June  Vernissage of artist Sarah Maurette Restaurant du Lac Vert Plaine-Joux  from 18h30;


Friday 16th June – Une Montagne de Spectacles: «LA NOCE» from Cie Humani théâtre Chamonix – 18h30 – a short play by Tchekhov, this is street theatre! / bringing to a close the season Une Montagne de Spectacle / FREE / open to all public 7+ years / address: Place du Triangle de l’Amitié, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc; tel: +33(0)4 50 53 75 17 / see here for online brochure and more details about Une Montagne de Spectacles;

Les Noces © chamonix.com / Une Montagne de Spectacles

Friday 16th June – «Les Sentiers aussi ont une histoire» Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine Janny Couttet Salle du Bicentenaire  Chamonix 18h30 website: amis-vieux-chamonix.org / free lecture about the old paths of the Chamonix Valley;

Friday 16th JuneGalas de Danse EMDI Musique et Danse: «Au Fil du Temps» Dance Classique  Espace Olca – Les Houches  20h30price: adults – 5€ and children 3€ / tickets available from Office de Tourisme Les Houches and EMDI (381 rue du Lyret);

© Ecole de Musique et de Danse Intercommunale EMDI
Friday 16th June – «les apéros’jardin» at the Jardin des Cimes  Plateau d’Assy 18h30 until 22h30  FREE entrance to terrace (donations welcomed) – cancelled in the event of bad weather / with dance and modern jazz from Nelly Lahmène (Sallanches, compagnie Improjet);

 

Les apéros’jardins at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes / Clémentine Jouvenceau
Friday 16th June Opening of the Blaireau qui Brasse new craft beers and food hub on the quais in Sallanches Sallanches address: 110 Quai de l’Hotel de Ville, 74700, Sallanches / website: www.blaireau-brasserie.com;
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June Fête ForainePlace de la Gare – Le Fayet – there will be a fun fair setting up in the square opposite the train station for three days in Le Fayet;
Friday 16th June Contes & MagieMagie: «Rencontres Magie» – Parc MontessuitAnnemasse17h, 18h and 19h – for children 3 to 10 years / free entertaiment for little ones during summer months!

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June Le Roc des Alpes (5ième édition) VTT in La Clusaz La Clusaz – for children, there is the Kids Roc at the Lac des Confins (Saturday 17th June at 14h30, 14, 15h, 15h30 and 16h and FOUR separate courses of 1km, 2km, 4km and 8km to choose from) and a NEW event this year: le Roc Draisienne on Saturday 17th June at 18h (for under 5s) / lots of entertaiment all weekend for the whole family / see here for more details and to sign up;
Le ROC des Alpes © Le ROC des Alpes

Friday 16th June to 19th November 2017 «Cézanne: Le Chant de la Terre» exhibition – new temporary exhibition Fondation Pierre GianaddaMartigny Switzerlandevery day from 9h to 19h address: Fondation Pierre Gianadda, rue du Forum 59, 1920 Martigny, Switzerland; tel: +41 (0)27 722 39 78 / see here for more details;
«Cézanne: Le Chant de la Terre» © Fondation Pierre Gianadda

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June – «Grand Parcours» (5ième édition)  Chamonix  from discovery to perfectioning autonomous skills, this is the weekend for keen alpinists / for children 12+ years / three levels: découverte, progression and autonomie / run by CAF guides / see here for more details and signing up; *ALL BOOKED UP says website!*

5ième édition du Grand Parcours Chamonix-Mont-Blanc © chamonix.com / cafgpchamonix.fr

Le Jardin des Cimes – Weekend Zen – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June:

A weekend of «well-being» activities throughout the gardens at Les Jardins des Cimes: Qi gong, Do In, Shiatsu, sophro-rando, massage ayurvédique . . . All activities (except the cosmetics workshop) are free + entrance fee to gardens.  Reservations can be made on the same day at the reception (except for cosmetics workshop).  There will also be activities for children on offer. In the event of rain, the day may be cancelled, as all of the activites will be outside.

Weekend Zen at Le Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes / Clémentine Jouvenceau

Saturday 17th June

  • 9h: Qi Qong group sessions;
  • 10h to 18h: Massage Amma Assis every half hour for individual massages from Najma Ali Moussa from Amazing Détente;
  • 10h to 15h: Sophro-rando – every hour for group sessions with Guillaume Bottolier from Respiralp;
  • 10h to 16h: Shiatsu – every half hour for individual sessions with Robin Baud-Grasset;

Sunday 18th June

  • 9h: Do In – group session with Najma Ali Moussa from Amazing Détente;
  • 10h to 18h: Massage Amma Assis – every half hour for individual massages from Najma Ali Moussa from Amazing Détente;
  • 10h to 15h: Sophro-rando – every hour for group sessions with Guillaume Bottolier from Respiralp;
  • 10h to 18h:Ayuverdic Massage – every half hour for individual sessions with Cécile Jehanne;
  • 14h30 to 17h30: Workshop «plants and cosmetics: oils and balms» at the Jardin des Cimes  – 30€ per person or 26,50€ for members / with Alain Duverney/ reservations required:
Address: Jardin des Cimes, 447 route du docteur Davy, 74190, Passy; for more details see here;

Saturday 17th JuneGalas de Danse EMDI Musique et Danse: «Street Dance et Hip Hop»  Espace Olca – Les Houches – 20h30price: adults – 5€ and children 3€ / tickets available from Office de Tourisme Les Houches and EMDI (381 rue du Lyret);

© Ecole de Musique et de Danse Intercommunale EMDI
Saturday 17th June Fête du Foyer (Foyer des Jeunes et d’Education Populaire de Passy – FJEP) – Parvis des Fiz Passy from 11h – tel: 04 50 93 67 11; email: fjep.passy@orange.fr;

Saturday 17th JuneFête de l’Ecole (Amicale Laïque des Écoles du Plateau d’Assy) – Ecoles du Plateau d’Assy – Plateau d’Assy – from 13h – tel: 06 83 01 25 59; email: amicaleplateau@gmail.com;

Saturday 17th JunePlan d’Eau Biotope summer re-opening – Combloux from 11h – see here for more details;

Saturday 17th June – Fête de l’Ecole Jules Ferry – organised by l’Amicale de Jules Ferry / vide grenier (from 7h) and kermesse (14h to 18h) / buvette and food / address: Ecole Jules Ferry, 74700, Sallanches;

Saturday 17th June – Les Feux de la Saint Jean  Tour CarréeDomancyfrom 19h – walk organised by the sapeurs pompiers of Domancy;

Saturday 17th June  Randonnée avec Anes et Mulets  organised by La Compagnie des Âniers et Muletiers du Val Montjoie – a walk from the Parc Thermal in Le Fayet to the «Pierre au Déjeuner» in Mont d’Arbois / programme: 7h15: rendez-vous at the Parc Thermal for a 7h30 departure . . . possibility of joining group at Le Bettex at 11h30 (for the rest of the programme, see here) / dénivelé 1200m / walk led by high mountain guide and muletiers / bags can be carried by the donkeys/mules if required / to be cancelled in the event of bad weather / address of departure: Le Parc Thermal, 355 allée du Dr Lépinay, Le Fayet, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains; reservations: +33 (0)4 50 47 76 08

Randonnée avec Anes et Mulet © Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Sunday 18th June – Sieste Musicale at the Parc de Merlet Animal Park – Les Houches – 14h to 15h – Anne GAILLARD, pianist and composer, will play you some relaxing tunes in the great outdoors; lie down in the fields among the deer and the marmottes and enjoy! / bring blankets for more comfort! / FREE (after entrance) / weather dependent!

Sieste Musicale au Parc Merlet © parcmerlet.com

Sunday 18th June – Sunday BBQ at Bighorn Bistro & Bakery – Chamonix Sud – Chamonix – families very welcome & kids eat for FREE! / every Sunday / 15€ rack of ribs with sweet potatoes and cornbread / Blue Grass tunes;

 

Bighorn Bistro & Brasserie © Bighorn Bistro & Brasserie

Sunday 18th JuneLe Vieux Campeur’s «Test Kayak, Paddle, Slack» – Lacs des Ilettes – try out for free: inflatable kayaks and paddle boards all day long; or relax in the suspended tent or hammock, try out the slackline . . . at the third lake at Lacs des Ilettes / or try out the kayaks on the Arve river; reservations: for Arve kayaks at the Au Vieux Campeur shop (Fanny or Benoit); tel – 04 50 91 26 62; or email – eau.sallanches@auvieuxcampeur.fr, with name, surname, number of people, number of children (+7 years) and their weight (for life-vests) / no need to sign up for the lake activities / for more details, see here;

Le Vieux Campeur’s Test Kayak, Paddle, Slack © Le Vieux Campeur Sallanches

Tuesday 20th June Yoga at the Plan d’Eau Biotope  Combloux 9h30 and 10h30 (in English only for this session)  tel: +33 (0)7 82 87 43 57 – buy tickets from Tourist Office Combloux / price: 10€;

Tuesday 20th June – Le P’tit Marché Paysan de Produits Locaux –  Sallanches  16h30 à 19h30 – come and meet local producers, to support and encourage local agriculture and their short growing seasons, to support the local economy and to create a social link / each week there will be several local producers: le GAEC d’Arpennaz, La Ferme Victorine, Le Pain de Chibon, Le Safran du Mont-Blanc, La Roulotte à Savon, and the Légumes des Coteaux de Passy; the vin d’Ayze and l’Association Passepoils & Cie will also be present from time to time / address: GAEC Les Armaillis, 74700 Sallanches; tel: 06 63 04 32 35 / see here for more details;

Tuesday 20th June Ensembles de l’Ecole de Musique  Promenade du Mont-Blanc St-Gervais-les-Bains 18h


Fête de la Musique – Wednesday 21st June 2017

La Fête de la Musique is the summer solstice music festival in France . . .  from local amateurs to professional classical musicians, DJs, and traditional folk bands, all of the performers are unpaid and all of the concerts are FREE!  The festival  was started in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture.  For more information, visit the official website.

See below for some of the events au Pays du Mont Blanc:

Fête de la Musique 2017 © http://www.fêtedelamusique.fr

Wednesday 21st June Fête de la Musique: Reel Relish – La Terrasse – Chamonixfrom 16h to 20h;

Wednesday 21st June Fête de la Musique: Road Blockrue des MoulinsChamonix – from 14h to 2h – reggae, dub, hip-hop, funk, soul, bassline, garage, dancehall, jungle;

Wednesday 21st June – Fête de la Musique hosted by Radio Mont Blanc – La Maison des ArtistesLe Parc Couttet Chamonixfrom 19h – with the participation of André Manoukian, Ahmed Mouici Trio, Da Silva, Roberdam, Wash Your Hands, Jack’s Sound and DJ Krimi;

Fête de la Musique at the Maison des Artistes in Chamonix © Maison des Artistes Chamonix

Wednesday 21st June – Fête de la Musique with the The Chambelles  Eglise RéforméeChamonix from 18h – Chamonix’s ladies’ choir / FREE;

Fête de la Musique with the The Chambelles © Les Chambelles

Wednesday 21st June – Sounds & Street Food Festival – hosted by Moody Coffee Roasters, Bighorn Bistro & Bakery and Monkey Bar Café & Restaurant Chamonix Sud – clothing swap at Bighorn Bistro & Brasserie / address: Place Edmond Desailloud, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;

© Sounds & Street Food Festival (Moody Coffee Roasters, Bighorn Bistro & Bakery and Monkey Bar Café & Restaurant

Wednesday 21st June – Fête de la Musique La Chavanne  Les Houches from 17h / festive meal / address: Place du village, 74310, Les Houches;

Fête de la Musique La Chavanne © chamonix.com

Wednesday 21st June – Fête de la Musique: l’Echo Rale  La Guinguette  Les Houches from 20h address: Place du village, 74310, Les Houches;

Wednesday 21st June – Fête de la Musique: Le Parc en Folie at Lacs des Ilettes from 10h  and during the summer months / birthday parties can be organised / see FB page for details;

Le Parc en Folie at Lacs des Ilettes © Le Parc en Folie

Wednesday 21st June – Fête de la Musique in Sallanches (Les F’estivales de Sallanches) from 18h30 – local Sallanches music from: Culturral, l’Ecole de Musique et de Danse, Evènementiel / in the bars, brasseries and restaurants around town / for more information, visit the official website; 

Wednesday 21st June – Fête de la Musique in Sallanches: at the Le Blaireau qui Brasse from 17h – music from André, the Vigilante Busk Patrol, Edgar – Jazz, Soul, Groove / listen to music and drink great beer from the new kids on the Sallanches block!

Fête de la Musique at the Blaireau qui Brasse © Le Blaireau qui Brasse

Wednesday 21st June – Fête de la Musique in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains centre of town;


Wednesday 21st June – Initiation au yoga avec Koby Boley – Jardin des Cimes – Plateau d’Assy – 9h to 10h – beginners to more advanced, come and try out some yoga facing Mont Blanc! / free to participate / cancelled in the event of rain / every Wednesday until 30th August 2017 / address:447 route du docteur Davy 74190 PASSY;

Initiation au yoga with Koby at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes

Wednesday 21st June – Le Petit’Atelier Jardin du Mercredi – Jardin des Cimes – Plateau d’Assy – 14h30 to 16h30 – workshops for children and families / a different theme each week pertaining to gardens and nature / price: 8,50€ per child and discounted entrance for accompanying adult (though adult presence not required) / every Wednesday until 30th August 2017 / address:447 route du docteur Davy 74190 PASSY;

Le Petit’Atelier Jardin du Mercredi at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes

Wednesday 21st June  Les P’tits Pêcheurs Combloux  15h to 17h  accompanied by Nicolas and equipped with the necessary fishing gear, children will head to the Torrent d’Arbon in search of its funny inhabitants! / for children 4 to 7 years / price: 20 € / see here for more details;

Les P’tits Pêcheurs (4 à 7 ans) © combloux.com
Wednesday 21st June  Les P’tits Pêcheurs (8 to 12 years)  Combloux  8h30 to 12h30  accompanied by Nicolas and equipped with the necessary fishing gear (fishing rod, boots), children will head to Lac de Javen!  / for children 8 to 12 years / price: 40€ (including fishing permit) / see here for more details;
Les P’tits Pêcheurs (8 à 12 ans) © combloux.com

Wednesday 21st June Storytime for children – Médiatèque – Megève – 17h – for children 3+ years / FREE! / no reservations needed / address: Espace Jeunesse, Médiathèque, 247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève; tel: +33 (0)4 50 91 57 70;

Wednesday 21st June  Ateliers du mercredi: «Et si on mangeait les fourmis?» – Muséum (Natural History Museum) Geneva 14h to 16h30 – for children from 6 years, accompanied by an adult / FREE / no reservation required / presented by Mickaël Blanc, entomologist / eating ants – for whom, why and how? Come and discover this strange, but true, practice!

Wednesday 21st June  Visites à Petits Pas: «C’est l’été» at the MAHGeneva – 10h30 and 15h30 / duration about 30mins / for children 3 to 5 years with an accompanying adult / FREE / no reservation required / see here for more details;


Marathon du Mont Blanc – Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th June 2017:
Le Marathon du Mont Blanc © www.montblancmarathon.net / chamonix.com

The Marathon du Mont Blanc take place every year in the Chamonix environs: a trail running event, with lots of entertainment over the weekend for the whole family!

  • Mont-Blanc 80km Trail   two alternatives: 84km and about 6000m of vertical gain and (in the event of bad weather preventing rescue helicopters) 78km and about 5000 of vertical gain / limited to 1000 participants;
  • Mont-Blanc 42km Trail  vertical gain of 2760m / limited to 2000 runners;
  • Mont-Blanc 23km Short Trail  vertical gain of 1665m/ limited to 1500 runners;
  • Mont-Blanc Vertical Kilometre Time Trial – distance of 3.8 km with a positive vertical gain of 1000m /400 runners;
  • Mont-Blanc 10km Trail  nature race; 10km on the cross-country ski trails / accessible to all runners regardless of their ability;
  • Mont-Blanc Mini Cross  children’s races between 800m and 3km, in the Bois du Bouchet / register online;
  • Mont-Blanc Duo Etoile  a new night race for 2017! / 19km / teams of two set out  to the Plan d’Aiguille and back;

Entertainment: giant screens will be erected with live feeds.  Some people hike up to Flégère or Plan-Praz to cheer on the competitors as they near the finish line / great atmosphere in the villages along the running route / climbing walls, bungee trampolines and live music will add to the atmosphere / prize giving at the Place du Triangle et l’Amitié (in front of Tourist Office);


Thursday 22nd June Guided Walk: «La Ferme d’Isidore» – Combloux14h30 to 16h30 –  departure: Tourist Office in Combloux / come and discover Combloux’s treasures en famille: la Ferme à Isidore (with its magnificent boeurne) from 1832 and the contrasting Hôtel du Mont-Blanc (1909) / a visit through time, looking at daily chores (washing, coffee, wool, agriculture) and traditional fêtes / price: adults 7€ and children (7-14) 5€; FREE for under 7s / reservations: Combloux Tourist Office until 11h on same day / places limited;

Thursday 22nd June  Yoga au Lac des Ilettes with Koby Boley  Sallanches 19h  tel: +33 (0)7 82 87 43 57;

Thursday 22nd June  Cinéma à Saint-Gervais-les-Bains  Théatre Montjoie 18h: «Le Chanteur de Gaza» and 20h30: «Django» price: 5€;


Friday 23rd June – «les apéros’jardin» at the Jardin des Cimes  Plateau d’Assy 18h30 until 22h30  FREE entrance to terrace (donations welcomed) – cancelled in the event of bad weather / Les Tailleurs de Costards – a Blues/Rock duo;

Les apéros’jardins at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes / Café du Jardin

Friday 23rd June – Fête de l’École (Amicale Laïque de Passy Chef-Lieu)  Passy  16h30 to 23h  tel: 06 59 15 71 45; email: amicalepassycheflieu@gmail.com;

Friday 23rd June – Concert de l’Ecole de Musique et Dance: Concert de Musique  under la Grenette (old grain market)  Sallanches  19h – FREE!;

Friday 23rd June – Fête de l’École de l’Assomption Ecole Marie Paradis Saint-Gervais-les-Bains from 16h – free;

Friday 23rd June «De l’Imaginaire à la réalité en Forêt de Mélan» Taninges – 13h30 à 15h30 – the magic of the forest and its tiny inhabitants! Games and stories in this magical place / reservations with OT Taninges: 04 50 34 25 05;

Friday 23rd June «Féerique Forêt de Mélan»Taninges18h to 21h – the magic of the forest through stories and a night time walk! / reservations with OT Taninges: 04 50 34 25 05;

Friday 23rd June Contes & MagieConte: «Même pas peur» – Parc MontessuitAnnemasse17h, 18h and 19h – for children 3 to 10 years / free entertaiment for little ones during summer months!

Friday 23rd June  Visites à Petits Pas: «C’est l’été» at the MAHGeneva – 10h30 – duration about 30mins / for children 3 to 5 years with an accompanying adult / FREE / no reservation required / see here for more details;


Saturday 24th June Marathon du Mont Blanc’s Mini Cross for children paragliding landing field Chamonix10h –  the Mini Cross is a small trail for younger runners, from 800m to 3km, depending on the category (7 to 15 years) / register children online or go along to cheer among the crowds!
Saturday 24th June Alti’Move Spectacle de Danse: «Street» Espace Olca – Les Houches – with Laeticia Baccara Pole Dance / price: 5€;
© Alti’Move Les Houches
Saturday 24th June Collection of Vintage Cars Place du Village Les Houches 19h;
Saturday 24th June Midsommar  Salle Jean Morel  Servoz  from 17h – organised by the APE of Servoz and the Swedish community / price: adults 20€ and children under 12 years 10€;
Saturday 24th JuneInitiation Qi Qong at the Jardin des CimesPlateau d’Assy 10h to 12h – 15+ years (cancelled in the event of bad weather);
Saturday 24th June – Gala de Gymnastique (Union Sportive du Mont-Blanc Passy Gymnastique) – Gymnase des FizPassy – 18 to 22h – tel: 06 17 58 33 82; email: ldmj@neuf.fr;
Saturday 24th JuneFête des Écoles de Chedde-Centre et de Chedde-Jonction (Association Chedde – Arc-en-Ciel; Association “Coccinelles” Parents Indépendants) – Chedde – 10h to 17h – tel: 06 32 25 16 51/06 77 06 30 78; email: arcencielpassy@gmail.com/asso.coccinelles@gmail.com;
Saturday 24th JuneFeux de la Saint Jean – Refuge de Varan Passy 18h30 – have just announced that they are FULLY BOOKED!

Saturday 24th JuneFeux de la Saint Jean – Sallanches – 18h30 – the summits of the Sallanches environs are lit up and are visible from down the valley on a clear night! / members of the ski club, the CAF and friends of the mountain light les cimes for us, 40 in total! / there is also a walk proposed: La Rando des Illuminées de la St Jean, leaving from the Cornillon car park at 17h and heading up to the Col de Jaillet in Cordon (price: 28€ for adults and 15€ for children 10 to 16 years, including fondu dinner (see here for more details);

Les Feux de la St Jean in Sallanches © sallanches.com

Saturday 24th JuneFête de la Saint Jean en Musique  Plan d’Eau Biotope Combloux – 18h30 – entertainment: concerts, fireworks, buvette . . . / FREE! / address: Plan d’Eau Biotope, Plan-Perret, 74920, Combloux;

Saturday 24th JuneFête de la Saint Jean en Musique: chorale Accordons-nous et chorale de Saint-Gervais  Eglise à Cordon  Cordon – 19h30;

Saturday 24th June – Concert de l’Ecole de Musique et Dance: Spectacle de Dance  Salle Léon Curral  Sallanches  20h – FREE!;

Saturday 24th JuneConcert: from choir Au Fil de l’Arve (Les F’estivales de Sallanches)  Eglise St Jacques  Sallanches – 20h30 – websitewww.chorale-au-fil-de-l-arve.fr;

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th JuneBourse aux Livres Amnesty Sallanches – Ancienne PosteSallanches – 9h to 18h / see here for more details;

Saturday 24th June «Contes du Jardin» by Isabelle Sauronstories for older children – Médiatèque – Megève 16h – “Isabelle SAURON, conteuse, a rempli son panier d’histoires glanées dans les jardins du monde. Telles des graines, elle sème ses mots espérant qu’ils prennent racines dans quelques oreilles curieuses. Alors n’hésitez pas, venez parcourir les allées de son jardin merveilleux.” (megève.com) / for children 10+ years / FREE! / no reservations needed / address: Espace Jeunesse, Médiathèque, 247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève; tel: +33 (0)4 50 91 57 70;

Saturday 24th June Fête de la St Jean  Place du Village  Megève  from 21h   distribution of lamps at the OT amphithéatre / FREE!

Fête de St Jean in Megève © megève.com

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June  9ème édition de Journées Botaniques: «Samoëns cultive son Jardin»  Jardins Botanique Alpin de la Jaÿsinia – Samoëns – 9h to 19h – FREE!  / Guided visits and workshops (fee)/ celebrating the heritage of the alpine garden in Samoens / for more information about this festival, see the programmetel: 04 50 34 40 28 / address: Jardin Botanique Alpin de la Jaÿsinia, 74340, Samoëns;
Journées Botaniques Samoens © samoens.com

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th JuneGrand Rassemblement des Barques du Léman Evian – entertainment, concerts, demonstrations, history / for more information: http://www.eviantourism.com/docume…/BarqueLeman-A5-PRINT.pdf / tickets for sale at OT Evian / FREE visit of exhibition «Voiles latines du Léman» at the  la Maison Gribaldi when you show your ticket for boat cruise;

Barques du Léman © evaintourisme.com

Fête de la Montagne 2017  (5ème édition) – Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 
5ème Fête de la Montagne 2017 © montblancfamilyfun.com

La Fête de la Montagne is back for its 5th edition, with over 300 events for the whole family planned all over France!  Culture, history, gastronomy, all in the context of mountains and nature. Here, au Pays du Mont Blanc, we have:

  • 24th June  La Randonnée des Illuminés (Les F’estivales de Sallanches) Sallanches – a hike to a panoramic spot to admire the lancés des feux / price: 30€ – RDV at 16h30 at Parking du Lévaud / for all public +12 years / fondue provided before the return / reservations necessary: Sallanches Tourist Office before 12h;
  • 24th June  Saint Jean en musique at the Plan d’Eau Biotope in  Combloux  – from 18h30 – a FREE event for the whole family: theatre, concerts, les feux de la Saint Jean / buvette and food / more information: http://ete.combloux.com;

And a little further afield . . .

  • 24th & 25th June Soirée Folk Refuge Alfred Willis Passy/Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval – musical evening with the folk band Les Cancres / 31€ for concert and meal at the refuge / easiest access from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval / information: http://www.refuge-wills.com;
  • 24th & 25th June Guided visit of the Alpage de Sales – Refuge de Sales – Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval – discover the Sales plateau with an apératif at the Refuge – 17h30 in front of the refuge for the visit; apéritif at 18h30. / FREE / for everyone / more information:tel: 09 88 18 42 93; email: refugedesales@orange.fr; website: www.refugedesales.com;
  • Sunday 25th June – Les Tac’compagnateurs (Les F’Estivales de Sallanches)Pré de Foire/Place de la GrenetteSallanches – 9h30: departure for hikes / 10h30 – the workshops:  marche nordique; marche bien-être; VTT; inititiation: trail running; donkey walks; discovery of culinary plants of our mountains / 17h30: concert by Bob dit l’âne and fondue meal at 19h30 / from midday: come and taste the homemade beignets de pommes de terre made by food-truck “la Beignette“;
  • Sunday 25th June – Marathon Photo (Les F’Estivales de Sallanches)Pré de Foire/Place de la GrenetteSallanches 10h to 15h – are you an amateur photographer who enjoys challenges? Then La Ville de Sallanches et les Tac’compagnateurs are offering a Marathon Photo! The aim: to take and share a photo pertaining to a specific theme / 2 categories: under 16s and 16+ years / ONLY for non-professionals! / prizes: 30mins helicopter ride with Savoie Hélicoptère above Mont Blanc, rafting with Session Raft, free sessions at Orange Bleue Sallanches, free entry to l’Accro Parc de Passy, free entry to Bowling du Mont-Blanc / the 6 chosen photos will be part of an exhibition at the Mairie / 17h: prize-giving / reservations required: Saturday 24th at the Tourist Office Sallanches/Sunday 25th June at Place de la Grenette from 8h30 to 9h;
  • Several refuges are offering a 1 euro nuitée for youngsters under 18 years (accompanied by an adult): le refuge d’Argentière (FFCAM), Le Chalet des Contamines (FFCAM), and the Refuge de la Pointe Percée (FFCAM).

For more information about the La Fête de la Montagne, see here.


Sunday 25th June – Mam’zelle Gazelle at the Parc de Merlet Animal Park – Les Houches – 13h30 to 16h – face-painting / FREE (after entrance);

Sunday 25th JuneCinébus Le Grand Soir: «C’est quoi qu’on attend?» VF documentary (by Marie-Monique Robin; France; 2016) Cinébus in Les Houches – 17h30 / duration: 1h59 / price: adults: 5,50€ and children 3,30€ / address: Espace Animation, 27 place de la Mairie, 74310, Les Houches;

Sunday 25th June  Journée Plongée Handisport  Lac de Passy  all day  price: 15€ / more information: OT Passy 04 50 58 80 52;

Sunday 25th June  «Challenge des Fiz» (Compétition VTT)/Union Cycliste Passy Mont-Blanc  Plaine-Joux  all day  tel: 06 16 40 89 50 / see here for more details / email: ucpassy@ucpassy.fr;

Festival des Musiques de Faucigny © stgervais.com

Sunday 25th June – 181ème «Festival des Musiques de Faucigny» – centre of Saint Gervais – from 10h30 – 1200 musicians!

Sunday 25th June – «Voyage autour du Monde» – Musée Barbier-Mueller Geneva14h30 – for children over 6 years / prizes for the most courageous! / reservations +41 (0)22 312 02 72 or email  musee@barbier-mueller.ch;

Voyage autour du monde at the Musée Barbier-Mueller © Musée Barbier-Mueller

«L’alpage de Pormenaz»: exhibition © chamonix.com

Monday 26th JuneCézanne lectureMédiathèque Chamonix Chamonix20h – in conjunction with the Fondation Pierre Gianadda’s current «Cézanne» exhibition, here is a lecture given by Martha Degiacomi;

Monday 26th June 2017 to Sunday 29th April 2018 – «L’alpage de Pormenaz» exhibition – La Maison du Lieutenant – Servoz; address: Maison du Lieutenant2231 Le Mont, 74310, Servoz;

Monday 26th JuneRando Illuminés St Jean  guided walk from Cordon to the Col du Jaillet  17h departure  walk from Cordon to the Col du Jaillet with guides to see the illuminations / fondue before departure / ascent via Avenaz route and descent through the forest / 8km walk and +/- 600m altitude gain/descent / difficulty of walk: 2/5 / equipment: poles, water, hiking boots/shoes/change of t-shirt/water-proof/warm long-sleeved top/hat/gloves/head-torch (check batteries!)/pocket knife (to cut the cheese!) / departure: Parking de Cornillon at 17h / subject to weather conditions! / price: adults 28€ and children (10 to 16 years) 15€; 80€ for families (included in price: guide, drink, meal at Col du Jaillet, plates and cutlery, 2 feux de Bengale and 2 fireworks per group / more information and reservations: +33(0)6 08 68 32 00 (Patrick DUVILLARD);


Tuesday 27th June Yoga at the Plan d’Eau Biotope  Combloux 9h30 and 10h30 (in English only for this session)  tel: +33 (0)7 82 87 43 57 – buy tickets from Tourist Office Combloux / price: 10€;

Tuesday 27th June – Le P’tit Marché Paysan de Produits Locaux –  Sallanches  16h30 à 19h30 – come and meet local producers, to support and encourage local agriculture and their short growing seasons, to support the local economy and to create a social link / each week there will be several local producers: le GAEC d’Arpennaz, La Ferme Victorine, Le Pain de Chibon, Le Safran du Mont-Blanc, La Roulotte à Savon, and the Légumes des Coteaux de Passy; the vin d’Ayze and l’Association Passepoils & Cie will also be present from time to time / address: GAEC Les Armaillis, 74700 Sallanches; tel: 06 63 04 32 35 / see here for more details;


Wednesday 28th JuneCinébus Le Grand Soir Enfants: «La jeune fille et son aigle» VF (by Otto Bell; Mongolia, GB and USA; 2017)Cinébus in Les Houches – 17h30 / duration: 1h27 / price: adults: 5,50€ and children 3,30€ / address: Espace Animation, 27 place de la Mairie, 74310, Les Houches;

Wednesday 28th JuneCinébus Le Grand Soir: «De toutes mes forces» VF (by Chad Chenouga; France; 2017)Cinébus in Les Houches – 20h30 / duration: 1h38 / price: adults: 5,50€ and children 3,30€ / address: Espace Animation, 27 place de la Mairie, 74310, Les Houches;

Wednesday 28th June – «Cycling to Everest» Le Vert Hotel Chamonix 20h30 – adventurer Patrick Sweeney will show footage of the first official ride to Everest Base Camp! / you are advised to arrive early as places are limited / postponed from 21st June;

Cycling to Everest © Le Vert
Wednesday 28th June – Initiation au yoga avec Koby Boley – Jardin des Cimes – Plateau d’Assy – 9h to 10h – beginners to more advanced, come and try out some yoga facing Mont Blanc! / free to participate / cancelled in the event of rain / every Wednesday until 30th August 2017 / address:447 route du docteur Davy 74190 PASSY;
Initiation au yoga with Koby at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes

Wednesday 27th June – Le Petit’Atelier Jardin du Mercredi – Jardin des Cimes – Plateau d’Assy – 14h30 to 16h30 – workshops for children and families / a different theme each week pertaining to gardens and nature / price: 8,50€ per child and discounted entrance for accompanying adult (though adult presence not required) / every Wednesday until 30th August 2017 / address: 447 route du docteur Davy 74190 Passy;

Le Petit’Atelier Jardin du Mercredi at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes

Wednesday 28th June  Les P’tits Pêcheurs (4 to 7 years)  Combloux  15h to 17h  accompanied by Nicolas and equipped with the necessary fishing gear, children will head to the Torrent d’Arbon in search of its funny inhabitants! / for children 4 to 7 years / price: 20€ / see here for more details;

Les P’tits Pêcheurs (4 à 7 ans) © combloux.com
Wednesday 28th June  Les P’tits Pêcheurs (8 to 12 years)  Combloux  8h30 to 12h30 – accompanied by Nicolas and equipped with the necessary fishing gear (fishing rod, boots), children will head to Lac de Javen!  / for children 8 to 12 years / price: 40€ (including fishing permit) / see here for more details;
Les P’tits Pêcheurs (8 à 12 ans) © combloux.com

Thursday 29th JuneGuided walk:«Sur les traces des graniteurs» Combloux – led by Christine, descendant of the graniteurs / wear good hiking boots/shoes and sun protection, hat, water, etc . . .  / 1km walk in the woods with 100m dénivelé / afternoon – possibility of continuing with explanations from Laurenzio, granit of Mont-Blanc / price: adults 7€ and children (7-14) 5€ (7-14 ans); FREE for under 7s / reservations: Combloux Tourist Office until 11h on same day / places limited;

Thursday 29th June – Concert de l’Ecole de Musique et Dance: Concert de Fin d’Année  Salle Léon Curral  Sallanches  20h – FREE!;

Thursday 29th JuneCourse: Relais des Quais «Edition 2017» (Les F’estivales de Sallanches) Sallanches19h departure for children and 20h for adults! / relay race from Place de la Grenette; teams of either 2 women, 2 men or one man, one woman / relay also for children (free for under 7s) / see website for more details;

Relais des Quais © Sallanches Passy Athletic Club

Chamonix Yoga Festival (4ième édition) – Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July:
Chamonix Yoga Festival © Chamonix Yoga Festival
The Chamonix Yoga Festival will be taking place at the Majestic this year, and in various other locations around town.  A relatively new event on Chamonix’s social calendar, run by Blanche De Marion, the Chamonix Yoga Festival is a three day festival dedicated to yoga & well-being / internationally recognised yoga teachers Gwyn William, Clara Roberts, Simon Park, Nico Luce, Micheline Berry, and many more yoga teachers (27 teachers) will be giving lessons in English and French / Swami Buddhi Prakash in person for conferences / new for this year: «Kinder Garden» for children and spectacle enfants / choice of 14 different yoga styles, meditation, and dance classes, a relaxing concert of healing sounds . . . / 43 classes/ 10 workshop/conferences / workshops: how to make homemade raw chocolate and Ayurvedic medicine / food: an organic-raw coffee shop & an organic and vegan lunch menu / all classes at Le Majestic and FREE outdoor classes at the Place du Triangle de l’Amitie or at Altitude / price: various passes are on offer, with ranging from 10€ to 230€ for the unlimited 3 day pass/ see website for more details;

Friday 30th June – «les apéros’jardin» at the Jardin des Cimes  Plateau d’Assy 18h30 until 22h30 – FREE entrance to terrace (donations welcomed) – cancelled in the event of bad weather / Zeste de Swing – swing jazz;

Les apéros’jardins at the Jardin des Cimes © Jardin des Cimes / Café du Jardin

Friday 30th June to 1st JulyFête de l’Ecole Marie Paradis – Saint-Gervais-les-Bains  16h onwards;

Friday 30th June to 1st July«Les Indezikibles» Musique en Stock concert  Le Parc Thermal  Le Fayet  19h onwards FREE music in the Parc Thermal in Le Fayet! / address: Le Parc Thermal, 355 allée du Dr Lépinay, Le Fayet, 74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / see here for more details;

© Les Indézikables Musiques en Stock St Gervais

Friday 30th June Contes & MagieConte: «Cap sur l’Afrique» – Parc MontessuitAnnemasse17h, 18h and 19h – for children 3 to 10 years / free entertaiment for little ones during summer months!


 

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