October Agenda au Pays du Mont-Blanc

October: 🍂🍁leaves on the trees, leaves on the ground 🍂🍁 – green, yellow, orange, golden, brown, bright red . . .  🍏apple-picking, shorter days, the Toussaint holidays with two local festivals for children («Les Petits Asticots» and «Les Petits Princes d’Automne Megève», 🎃pumpkins and 🎃Halloween . . .

Do keep checking the listings, as I shall update them with any new information that comes my way over the month! And look out for the Toussaint Holidays post, coming soon!

As always, please feel free to send me any information for family/children events and activities that you are organising, or that you know of, that are missing from the list!


Colour codes for listings:

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

Passy & environs

Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy

St Gervais, Le Fayet & environs

Megève, Demi-Quartier, Praz-sur-Arly & environs

Les Contamines & environs

Further France & Switzerland

Italy


Agenda

from Monday 25th September Saint-Bernard Puppies at Barryland!Musée et Chiens du Saint-BernardMartigny – the puppies are now at home at this super museum in Martigny!

© Le Nouvelliste

from Monday 2nd October Ticket office opening for children’s festival: «Les Petits Asticots» – all the spectacles are priced at 5€; the workshops range from FREE up to 15€;

  • Chamonix – Service Culturel de Chamonix, 101, place du Triangle de l’Amitié, 74400, Chamonix / tel: 04 50 53 75 17 (Monday to Friday from 9h to midday, and from 14h to 17h);
  • Sallanches – Salle Léon Curral, avenue Albert Gruffat, 74700, Sallanches / tel: 04 50 91 56 46;
  • Sallanches Tourist Office – 32, quai de l’Hôtel de ville, 74700, Sallanches;
  • Internet from 2nd October 2017: www.les-petits-asticots.com;
© Les Petits Asticots

until Tuesday 31st OctoberHalloween at Swiss Vapeur Parc – Port-ValaisSwitzerland – late openings: on Friday 13th, Saturday 28th & Tuesday 31st October / with competitions this month on Swiss Vapeur Parc FB page / address: route de la Plage, Port-Valais, Switzerland;

© Swiss Vapeur Parc

Monday 16th October – Marché Les Houches  Place behind Mairie  Les Houches – 8h to 13h – local products;

until Saturday 21st OctoberTrocathlon Mountain StorePassy9h to 19h (to buy) – buy and sell second-hand sporting goods (ski, biking, hiking);

© Mountain Store Passy

Monday 16th October – Cinéma du Plateau d’Assy: «Gabriel et la Montagne» by Fellipe Barbosa (Brazil, France 2017) – Plateau d’Assy – 20hprice: 5€ / duration: 2h 11min / see website for more details;


Tuesday 17th October – Markets in Chedde in Passy (8h to midday), Combloux (8h to midday) and Les Contamines (8h to midday);

Tuesday 17th October – Soirée Latino – La Maison des Artistes Chamonix21h30 – every Tuesday, dancing lessons from Paola Ballart at 21h30 / address: La Maison des Artistes, 84 chemin de la Tournette, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;

Soirée Latino at the Maison des Artistes © Maison des Artistes / chamonix.com

until Saturday 21st OctoberTrocathlonMountain StorePassy9h to 19h (to buy) – buy and sell second-hand sporting goods (ski, biking, hiking);

© Mountain Store Passy

Tuesday 17th October – Le P’tit Marché Paysan de Produits Locaux – Sallanches – 16h30 to 19h30 – come and meet local producers, support and encourage local agriculture and the short growing seasons, support the local economy and 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 17th October Guided visit of Farm Les Montagnards – Ormaret Combloux – 10h to midday / 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, 74920, Combloux / reservations necessary: Delphine +33 (0)6 21 02 18 99 / price: adults 8€; children (3-12 years) 6€; FREE for under 3s;

© Ferme Les Montagnards

Tuesday 17th October – Curling Club free sessions PatinoireSaint-Gervais-les-Bains18h to 19h or 19h to 20h – free trial sessions every Tuesday from September to December – for all 10+ years;

© Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc Curling Club

Children’s Photography Workshops by Byzance Photo Reportages @ Chalet des Créateurs (Saint-Gervais-les-Bains)
© Byzance Photos Reportages

Byzance Photos Reportages offers children’s digital photography workshops every week, upon reservation, from Tuesday to Saturday (10h to 12h and from 15h to 18h) at the Chalet des Créateurs / children aged from 6 to 12 years / duration: 30mins / price: 10€ / address: 900, route de Megève, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / reservations: 06 02 33 11 75 / Facebook Page;


Wednesday 18th OctoberYoga Famille (Fr/Eng)Ananda Yoga StudioChamonix17h to 18hprice: €15 / “Dans un monde où parents et enfants sont constamment occupés, le Yoga Famille c’est une superbe opportunité pour rire, grandir et se détendre ensemble. C’est également une occasion rare pour les parents et les enfants d’observer et d’apprendre les uns des autres, une excellente façon de combler la différence d’âge entre eux. Alors que vous soyez : papa, maman, grands parents, tantes et oncles ou enfants (frères, sœurs, cousins, cousines, copains…)” / all ages, all levels / address: 283 montée Charles Bozon, 74400, Chamonix;

© Ananda Yoga Studio

Wednesday 18th October Marché PaysanLes Houches15h to 19h – le Pain de Chibon, and also cow and goat’s cheese, local vegetables and fruit from the environs, available according to the seasons / address: Le Pain de Chibon (Gérard BERRUX), route du Pont, 74310, Les Houches;

575395-le_pain_chibon
© Le Pain de Chibon

Wednesday 18th October Cinéma Enfants with Cinébus: «Cars 3» (USA, 2017) animated film by Brian Fee – Les Houches17h30 duration: 1h42 / price: adults 5,50€ and children 3,50€ / address: Salle d’Animation, Les Houches;

© chamonix.com

Wednesday 18th OctoberCinéma with Cinébus: «120 battements par minute» (France, 2017) film by Robin Campillo Les Houches20h30 – grand prix du jury cannes 2017 / duration: 2h20 / price: adults 5,50€ and children 3,50€ / address: Salle d’Animation, Les Houches;

until Saturday 21st OctoberTrocathlonMountain StorePassy9h to 19h (to buy) – buy and sell second-hand sporting goods (ski, biking, hiking);

© Mountain Store Passy

Wednesday 18th October – La Pause Café des Parents: ”Poser des limites: pourquoi dire non à son enfant?” Espace AnimationVouillouxSallanches14h30;

© sallanches.com

Wednesday 18th OctoberTalk & book signing from author Yves BichetLibrairie Livres en TêteSallanches17h – his new book Indocile;

© Livres en Tête
Wednesday 18th OctoberFarm visit: Le Val Mont-Blanc GAEC Gemoëns Combloux – 16h to 17h – this family farm, run by the Paget family, has 30 cows / cheeses: tomme, reblochon, abondance, fromage à raclette / you will learn about cheese production in a traditional atomosphere, and you can also taste the cheeses! / you can also help with milking (5mins walk, wear decent shoes/boots) / FREE! / reservations: l’Office de Tourisme, until Wednesday 12pm / addresss: 777, route de Saint-Gervais, Gemoëns, 74920, Combloux; tel: 06 16 33 71 74;
© Ferme Le Val Mont-Blanc GAEC

Wednesday 18th OctoberTennis BallonCordon16h30 to 18h – football on a tennis course! / FREE! offered by François, trainer;

© saintgervais.com

Wednesday 18th OctoberLe Fayet Market 8h to 13h, in front of the Gare SNCF;

Wednesday 18th OctoberWorkshop: atelier d’enluminure et de calligraphieMaison Forte de HautetourSaint-Gervais-les-Bains14h30 – learn to write as during the Middle Ages! / from 8+ years / with Karen Dépoisier / price: 3,50€ / reservations: 04 50 47 79 80 or Maison Forte de Hautetour / address: Maison forte de Hautetour, 114 passage Montjoux, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;


Wednesday activities in Geneva

Wednesdays 18th October – Workshop: «Origami fourmis» 14h to 16h30 – workshop led by Can Godoy, chemist – make your own origami box to keep inside the tools that ants use to make their fourmilières / from 6+ years / further dates: 25th October, 1st November & 8th November;

The Musée d’Histoire des Sciences in Geneva also has a Wednesday programme / see here for more details;

Wednesday 18th October«Visites à tout petits pas»: “Pierre et Cailloux” – MAH (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire)10h30 – each month, a new theme to discover the museum and its works with little ones 3 to 5 years (accompanied by an adult) / supported by the Fondation Genevoise de Bienfaisance Valeria Rossi di Montelera / FREE! / duration: about 30mins / more information: http://www.mah-geneve.ch;

Wednesday 18th October«Mercredis Family»: “Sur les traces d’Indiana Jones – MAH (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire) Geneva – 15h – the MAH in Geneva is housed in a magnificent building, has a great play area for children next to the café/restaurant/ for children 6 to 10 years (accompanied by an adult) / FREE! / no reservations required;


Thursday 19th October – Après-Midi Seniors (NEW at l’Étape!)l’EtapeArgentière – 13h30 to 16h45 – a great initiative from local association l’Etape in Argentière . . . board games and cards and a welcoming environment for the older generation / kettle available to make hot drinks / price: 15€ to join the association and thereafter free / for 60+ years! / more information: Céline on 06 71 97 01 76;

© l’Etape

until Saturday 21st OctoberTrocathlonMountain StorePassy9h to 19h (to buy) – buy and sell second-hand sporting goods (ski, biking, hiking);

© Mountain Store Passy

Thursday 19th October Guided visit of Farm Les Montagnards OrmaretCombloux – 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, 74920, Combloux / reservations necessary: Delphine +33 (0)6 21 02 18 99 / price: adults 8€; children (3-12 years) 6€; FREE for under 3s;

© Ferme Les Montagnards

Thursday 19th OctoberAvant-première: «Tout Là Haut»  Ciné Mont-Blanc 20h – with producer Serge Hazanavicus;

© Ciné Mont-Blanc

Thursday 19th OctoberSaint-Gervais-les-Bains Market 8h to 13h;

Thursday 19th October – Thursday Night Cinema MJC Saint-Gervais: «120 battements par minute» drama by Robing Campillo (France) – Théatre MontjoieSaint-Gervais-les-Bains20h30duration: 2h20  / price: 5€ / see full October schedule on the MJC website;

Thursday 19th OctoberLa Récré des Parents: «Livres à picorer. Pourquoi lire des histoires avec votre enfant?»EWUES 1 Cluses 8h45;

© Cluses Lieu de Parentalité

Friday 20th October Curly’s Fish & Chip Van au VertVert Hotel/RestaurantChamonix Friday evenings;

© Curly’s Fish and Chips Van

Friday 20th October Hockey match: Les Pionniers de Chamonix v Grenoble Patinoire – Chamonix – 18h address: Patinoire du Centre Sportif Richard Bozon, Chamonix;

Friday 20th October Théâtre: «L’Avare» by  Chapiteau Théâtre Compagnie – Parvis des FizPassy – 20h30 reservations: info@passy-mont-blanc.com or 04 50 58 80 52;

until Saturday 21st October TrocathlonMountain StorePassy9h to 19h (to buy) – buy and sell second-hand sporting goods (ski, biking, hiking);

© Mountain Store Passy

Friday 20th OctoberTalk from Sallanches, histoire et patrimoine: «Le Pays du Mont-Blanc: une histoire commune?»Salle Saint-Eloi Sallanches20h15 – FREE! / hosted by Dorian Anthoine and Gérard Links, with book-signing;

© Sallanches, histoire et patrimoine

Friday 20th OctoberGuided visit of L’Eglise Notre Dame de l’AssomptionCordon – 18th century church, jewel of Baroque architecture and art / guided visit with Claire, guide du patrimoine / also available, new audio guides / price: adults 7€ and free for under 12s;

Friday 20th October – Megève Market 8h to 13h;




Saturday 21st to Thursday 26th October Children’s festival: «Les Petits Asticots» Pays du Mont-Blanc  price: all spectacles 5€ / les-petits-asticots.com;

© Les Petits Asticots



Saturday 21st OctoberChamonix MarketChamonix from 7h30 to 12h30  address: Place du Mont-Blanc, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;

Saturday 21st October – Les Petits Asticots: «Marre Mots» (concert) by Yoanna et Brice Quillion FJEP Parvis des Fiz  Passy – 17h  music showall public 6+ years / duration: 45mins / price: 5€ / see here for more details;

© Les Petits Asticots

until Saturday 21st OctoberTrocathlon Mountain StorePassy9h to 19h (to buy) – buy and sell second-hand sporting goods (ski, biking, hiking);

© Mountain Store Passy

Saturday 21st OctoberSallanches MarketSallanches – from 8h to 13h  a bustling market up and down the quai, and in the Pré de Foire;

Saturday 21st October – Les Petits Asticots: «Titi tombe, Titi tombe pas» (arts de la pistes) by Compagnie Pascal Rousseau Salle Léon Curral Sallanches – 11h  all public 3+ years / duration: 40mins / price: 5€ / see here for more details;

© Les Petits Asticots

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd OctoberFoire Froide Salle Léon Curral & town centreSallanches – the annual autumnal get-together in Sallanches, to get to know the traditions of the countryside: l’Association Sallanches, Histoire et Patrimoine (Friday); vintage cars; lunch menu «Foire Froide»; pony rides with les Ecuries des Ducs; artisan market; games & toys for sale; on Sunday, 48ème concours de la race Abondance in the Place Charles Albert;

Saturday 21st October Le Parc en Folie 1st Year celebrations: “Soirée Apéro pour petits et grands” Le Parc en Folie Softplay – Sallanches  – 19h to 21h30price: adults 6€ and children 3€ – reservations required;

Flyer from 2016! © Le Parc en Folie

from Saturday 21st October to 1st NovemberFête Foraine de l’AutomnePlace de la GrenetteSallanches;

© sallanches.com

Saturday 21st OctoberHockey Match: Mont-Blanc v Courchevel/Méribel/PralagnonPatinoireSaint-Gervais-les-Bains19h30;

from Saturday 21st until Sunday 29th OctoberFestival: «Festi’Môm» Annemasse – organised by the MJC Annemasse, this a festival for 0-12 year olds and families! (“Le Festival à vivre en famille pour les 0/12 ans!”) / partnered by Récréamomes / spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for the programme, see website;

© Festi’Mom
© Les Contamines-Montjoie

Saturday 21st OctoberHalloween Party (adults)Espace AnimationLes Contamines-Montjoie20h to 3h – DJ FŒHN and DJ JULIEN / with Curly’s Fish & Chips / free entry;

from Saturday 21st October to 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures TalloiresTalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

© Acro’Aventures Talloires

Saturday 21st OctoberOpening of Aquatis aquarium/vivariumLausanne – opening to the public for the first time / see website for more details, opening hours and prices;

http://www.loisirs.ch

Sunday 22nd October – Les Petits Asticots: «Z ou la fantasque mais véritable histoire du professeur Zhöpfermonsterthanz» by Compagnie la Clincaille – Salle Léon Curral  Sallanches – 10h and 14h  theatre and puppetsall public 5+ years / duration: 45mins / price: 5€ / see here for more details;

Sunday 22nd October – Les Petits Asticots: «Happy Manif (les pieds parallèles)» by David Rolland Choréographe – Pré Curral  Sallanches – 11h and 15h  walk with headsetsall public 7+ years / duration: 45mins / price: 5€ / see here for more details;

© Les Petits Asticots

Sunday 22nd OctoberFoire FroideSalle Léon Curral & town centre Sallanches – the annual autumnal get-together in Sallanches, to get to know the traditions of the countryside: l’Association Sallanches, Histoire et Patrimoine (Friday); vintage cars; lunch menu «Foire Froide»; pony rides with les Ecuries des Ducs; artisan market; games & toys for sale; on Sunday, 48ème concours de la race Abondance in the Place Charles Albert;

Sunday 22nd OctoberOctobre Rose Quai CurralSallanches – information about checking for breast cancer, with concert from Cor des Alpes and the Club Féminin Val d’Arve present;

© sallanches.com

Sunday 22nd OctoberLadies’ Hockey Equipe Loisir FeminineSaint-Gervais Hockey Club PatinoireSaint-Gervais-les-Bains 18h to 19h30 – every Sunday, all levels welcome (beginners welcome!), from 16+ years;

© Saint-Gervais Hockey Club

until Sunday 29th OctoberFestival: «Festi’Môm»Annemasse – organised by the MJC Annemasse, this a festival for 0-12 year olds and families! (“Le Festival à vivre en famille pour les 0/12 ans!”) / partnered by Récréamomes / spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for the programme, see website;

Festi’Mom

until 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures Talloires TalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

© Acro’Aventures Talloires

Monday 23rd October – Marché Les Houches  Place behind Mairie  Les Houches – 8h to 13h – local products;

Monday 23rd October – Les Petits Asticots: «Soléo» (percussion corporelles) by Théatre Désaccordé Parvis des Fiz  Passy – 17h  body percussionall public from 6+ years / duration: 50mins / price: 5€ / see here for more details;

© Les Petits Asticots

Monday 23rd October – Cinéma du Plateau d’Assy: «Bigfoot Junior» by Ben Stassen, Jérémie Degruson (Belgium, 2017) – Plateau d’Assy – 17h30price: 5€ and 4€ children / duration: 1h 32min / 6+ years / see website for more details;

Monday 23rd October – Cinéma du Plateau d’Assy: «Otez-moi d’une doute» by Carine Tardieu (France, 2017) – Plateau d’Assy – 20hprice: 5€ / duration: 1h 40min / 6+ years / see website for more details;

Monday 23rd OctoberLe Parc en Folie Toussaint activities: balloon sculpturesLe Parc en Folie Softplay – Sallanches;

Monday 23rd October«Les Petits Fermiers» workshop: butter-making – Ferme Les MontagnardsOrmaretCombloux10h30 to 11h30 – free farmyard workshops for children / also on: Thursday 26th & Friday 27th October! / reblochon-making on Tuesday 24th October, 10h to 12h and Thursday 26th October 14h to 16h (6€ children and 8€ adults);

Butter-making workshop © Ferme les Montagnards

Monday 23rd October – «Les Petits Fermiers» workshop for children: attrape-rêve (dream-catcher) – Ferme les MontagnardsOrmaretCombloux 15h to 16h;

«Les Petits Fermiers» © Ferme les Montagnards

Monday 23rd to 27th October – Workshop: «Les Arts Croisés» by L’Oiseau de PassageTour Carrée in Domancyfrom 13h30 to 16h30 each day / for 4 to 12 year olds / price: 60€ / reservations: 06 62 78 36 35;

 

© L’Oiseau de Passage

Monday 23rd October – Les Petits Asticots: «Ombul» (théatre d’ombre) by Théatre Désaccordé Espace Mont-Blanc  Saint-Gervais-les-Bains – 9h30, 11h and 15h  theatre of shadowsall public from 18 months / duration: 35mins / price: 5€ / see here for more details;

Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th OctoberWorkshop: Stage Cirque Le PalaisMegève – learn how to juggle, balance, do acrobatics . . . / for 6 to 12 year olds / price: 40€ for 3 days / workshop also from 1st to 3rd November / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Stage Cirque © Palais Megève

Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th OctoberAcrobatics Lesson – Le PalaisMegève – learn how to juggle, balance, do acrobatics . . . / for children 5+ years / price: 15€ la séance / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Acrobatie © Palais Megève

from Monday 23rd October to Sunday 5th November – Festival: «Les Petits Princes de l’Automne» Megève  two weeks of fun for families and children under 13 years: cabane-making (for all and free):

  • cabane-making / for all / FREE!
  • atelier sur bois with Les Bambins des bois (for children 8+ years) / design, cut and decorate your work and take it home with you! / sign-up on-site / duration: 30mins / FREE!
  • face-painting / 3+ years / sign-up on-site / FREE!
  • manège – open to all / this activitiey has an entrance fee;
  • Halloween creative workshop / for children 3 to 6 years / price: 3,50€ / sign-up and pay at Palais de Megève;
© megeve.com

until Sunday 29th OctoberFestival: «Festi’Môm»Annemasse – organised by the MJC Annemasse, this a festival for 0-12 year olds and families! (“Le Festival à vivre en famille pour les 0/12 ans!”) / partnered by Récréamomes / spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for the programme, see website;

© Festi’Mom

until 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures Talloires TalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

© Acro’Aventures Talloires

from Monday 23rd until 29th OctoberCom’les Pros – organised by the tourist offices of Cluses Arve et Montagne and Faucigny Glières, the aim of this event is to open up the local businesses to the public / 56 entreprises are opening their doors for free / communes: Araches-la-Frasse, Cluses, Le Reposoir, Magland, Marnaz, Mont-Saxonnex, Nancy-sur-Cluses, Saint-Sigimond, Scionzier, Thyez, Ayze, Bonneville, Brison, Contamine-sur-Arve, Marignier, Petit-Bornand-les-Glières, Vougy / reservations necessary – tourist offices / more information: http://www.comlespros.com;

© Com’les Pros

Tuesday 24th October – Markets in Chedde in Passy (8h to midday), Combloux (8h to midday) and Les Contamines (8h to midday);

Tuesday 24th OctoberLes Petits Asticots: «Piano Manège» by Cie La volière aux pianos Auditorium de l’Ecole de Musique et de Danse  Chamonix – 10h to 17h – a piano, suspended! / all public + years / duration: 5mins per tour  / price: 5€ / address: Auditorium de l’Ecole de Musique et de Danse, 381 rue du Lyret, Chamonix /  see here for more details;

Tuesday 24th OctoberLes Petits Asticots: «Eclipse» by Théâtre de marionnettes de Genève (théatre d’ombre, de marionnettes)  Pole Culturel de Vallorcine  Vallorcine 9h30, 11h and 15h – «astronaute», a little boy with his doudou, draws a night sky / all public 2+ years / duration: 30mins  / price: 5€ / address: Above Tourist Office, Chef-Lieu, 74660, Vallorcine /  see here for more details;

© Les Petits Asticots
Tuesday 24th OctoberLes Petits Asticots: «Cirque et pique» (cirque de puces) by Mister Alambic Cour de l’école  Vallorcine  all publics 5+ year/ duration: 20mins / price: 5€ / see here for more details; Cour de l’école, 74660, Vallorcine;
© Les Petits Asticots

Tuesday 24th OctoberLes Petits Asticots workshop: «Lectures et bricolages» by Gudule Wyser (librarian) Bibliothèque Vallorcine13h to 14h30“histoires de lunes, de planètes, d’étoiles, de rencontres d’ici et d’ailleurs. Des lectures de contes, poèmes et album, suivies d’un atelier créatif de fabrication d’un mobile” – Les Petits Asticots / 4+ years / price: 5€ / duration: 1h30;

© Les Petits Asticots

Tuesday 24th October – Soirée Latino – La Maison des Artistes Chamonix21h30 – every Tuesday, dancing lessons from Paola Ballart at 21h30 / address: La Maison des Artistes, 84 chemin de la Tournette, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;

Soirée Latino at the Maison des Artistes © Maison des Artistes / chamonix.com

Tuesday 24th October Guided visit of Ferme Les Montagnards OrmaretCombloux  10h to midday / 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, 74920, Combloux / reservations necessary: Delphine +33 (0)6 21 02 18 99 / price: adults 8€; children (3-12 years) 6€; FREE for under 3s;

© Ferme Les Montagnards

Tuesday 24th October«Les Petits Fermiers»: reblochon-making Ferme Les MontagnardsOrmaretCombloux10h to 12hprice: 6€ children and 8€ adults / also, free farmyard workshops on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October / reblochon-making also on Thursday 26th October 14h to 16h (6€ children and 8€ adults);

© Ferme les Montagnards

Tuesday 24th OctoberLe Parc en Folie Toussaint activities: create your own Halloween maskLe Parc en Folie Softplay – Sallanches;

 

Tuesday 24th October – Le P’tit Marché Paysan de Produits Locaux – Sallanches – 16h30 to 19h30 – come and meet local producers, support and encourage local agriculture and the short growing seasons, support the local economy and 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 24th October – Curling Club free sessions PatinoireSaint-Gervais-les-Bains18h to 19h or 19h to 20h – free trial sessions every Tuesday from September to December – for all 10+ years;

© Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc Curling Club

until Sunday 5th November – Festival: «Les Petits Princes de l’Automne» Megève  two weeks of fun for families and children under 13 years / cabane-making ( for all / FREE!);  atelier sur bois with Les Bambins des bois (for children 8+ years / design, cut and decorate your work and take it home with you! / sign-up on-site / duration: 30mins / FREE!); face-painting (3+ years / sign-up on-site / FREE!); manège (open to all / this activitiey has an entrance fee); Halloween creative workshop (for children 3 to 6 years / price: 3,50€ / sign-up and pay at Palais de Megève) / address: Place du Village et Local Poterie;

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Tuesday 24th OctoberAcrobatics Lesson – Le PalaisMegève – learn how to juggle, balance, do acrobatics . . . / for children 5+ years / price: 15€ la séance / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Acrobatie © Palais Megève

from 24th to 26th October – Stage: Tout en Equilibre – Le PalaisMegève / or children 6 to 12 years / and also 31st October to 2nd November / price: 40€ for 3 days / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Tout en equilibre © Palais Megève

until Sunday 29th OctoberFestival: «Festi’Môm» Annemasse – organised by the MJC Annemasse, this a festival for 0-12 year olds and families! (“Le Festival à vivre en famille pour les 0/12 ans!”) / partnered by Récréamomes / spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for the programme, see website;

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until 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures Talloires TalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

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Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th OctoberToussaint holiday special: «Des Vacances qui donnent la patate»MAHGenevaSwitzerland – family fun around the theme of the 5 senses;

Des Vacances qui donnent la patate© MAH

Wednesday 25th OctoberLes Petits Asticots: «Piano Manège» by Cie La volière aux pianos Auditorium de l’Ecole de Musique et de Danse  Chamonix 11h to 17h – a piano, suspended! / all public / duration: 5mins per tour  / price: free / address: Auditorium de l’Ecole de Musique et de Danse, 381 rue du Lyret, Chamonix /  see here for more details;

Wednesday 25th OctoberLes Petits Asticots: «Conte: confidences d’un pêcheur d’oiseaux» by Jérôme Douplat – Auditorium de l’Ecole de Musique et de Danse  Chamonix11h and 14h30 all public 5+ years / duration: 40mins / price: 5€ / see here for more details;

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Wednesday 25th OctoberLes Petits Asticots workshop: Eveil Musical: «Création Sonore» by Anne Gaillard (pianist)École de musique (rue du Lyret) – Chamonix11h to 12h“exploration des sons par les enfants en utilisant leurs propres ressources: leurs voix, leurs corps. Écoute des instruments, toucher, jouer. Création d’une ambiance musicale.” – Les Petits Asticots / from 8 months to 3 years, with a parent / price: 5€ / duration: 1h;

Wednesday 25th OctoberLes Petits Asticots workshop: Eveil Musical: «Paysage Sonore» by Anne Gaillard (pianist) École de musique (rue du Lyret) – Chamonix13h to 14h“composition d’une petite pièce musicale à partir d’un thème et des idées de chacun. Création d’un paysage sonore” – Les Petits Asticots / from 8 months to 3 years, with a parent / price: 5€ / duration: 1h;
Wednesday 25th OctoberLes Petits Asticots theatre workshop: «Viens, on joue!» by Melanie Baxter JonesÉcole de musique (rue du Lyret) – Chamonix9h to 11h“découverte du théâtre en douceur par des exercices de jeu, de rythme, s’inventer des histoires… ludique et adapté aux enfants” – Les Petits Asticots / from 3 to 6 years / price: 10€ / duration: 2h;

Wednesday 25th OctoberLes Petits Asticots theatre workshop: «Jouer à jouer!» by Melanie Baxter JonesÉcole de musique (rue du Lyret) – Chamonix11h to 14h30“en partant de jeux théâtraux, aller à la découverte de soi et des autres en abordant l’improvisation. S’amuser à jouer, à raconter… à se surprendre!” – Les Petits Asticots / from 7 to 10 years / price: 15€ / duration: 3h;

Wednesday 25th OctoberLes Petits Asticots theatre workshop: «Même pas cap!» by Melanie Baxter JonesÉcole de musique (rue du Lyret) – Chamonix15h30 to 18h30“Improvisation théâtrale et jeux, le tout dans le plaisir, la joie et sans jugement!” – Les Petits Asticots / from 11 years / price: 15€ / duration: 3h;

Wednesday 25th OctoberLes Petits Asticots Street Photomaton with Association Image Temps (with Clémence) – École de musique (rue du Lyret) – Chamonix15h to 17h“Faites-vous tirer le portrait avec un appareil photo ancien « Afghan Box », et repartez avec votre image tirée sur place ” – Les Petits Asticots / all ages, families / FREE / no reservations necessary;

Wednesday 25th OctoberLes Petits Asticots workshop: Balade Contée with Jérôme Douplat, le Pêcheur d’histoires  – École de musique (rue du Lyret) Chamonix 17h30“Balade ornithologique (mais pas que…). D’un pas léger, le nez au vent, venez découvrir l’avifaune du pays avec un drôle d’oiseau auquel il sera difficile de clouer le bec. Entre anecdote, récit d’affût et croyance populaire, un regard ethnozoologique à porté de tous … Jumelles bienvenues.” – Les Petits Asticots / +5 years / price: 5€ / duration: 40 mins;

Wednesday 25th OctoberYoga Famille (Fr/Eng)Ananda Yoga StudioChamonix17h to 18hprice: €15 / “Dans un monde où parents et enfants sont constamment occupés, le Yoga Famille c’est une superbe opportunité pour rire, grandir et se détendre ensemble. C’est également une occasion rare pour les parents et les enfants d’observer et d’apprendre les uns des autres, une excellente façon de combler la différence d’âge entre eux. Alors que vous soyez : papa, maman, grands parents, tantes et oncles ou enfants (frères, sœurs, cousins, cousines, copains…)” / all ages, all levels / address: 283 montée Charles Bozon, 74400, Chamonix / *Please check Toussaint Holiday schedule!*;

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Wednesday 25th October Marché PaysanLes Houches15h to 19h – le Pain de Chibon, and also cow and goat’s cheese, local vegetables and fruit from the environs, available according to the seasons / address: Le Pain de Chibon (Gérard BERRUX), route du Pont, 74310, Les Houches;

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«Les P’tits Experts de la Nature» © Centre de la Nature Montagnarde

Wednesday 25th OctoberToussaint workshop «Les P’tits Experts de la Nature»: Le P’tit paysagiste Centre de la Nature Montagnarde (CNM)Sallanches14h to 16h – discover the mountain landspcape with your sense of smell, up above Sallanches; observe the highest peaks of the Alps and make your own map (outdoor activity, unless weather poor) / for children 6+ years / price: 6€ per child / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 58 32 13 / address: CNM, Château des Rubins, 105 montée des Rubins, 74700, Sallanches / website;

Wednesday 25th OctoberLe Parc en Folie Toussaint activities: “Viens découvrir qui est dans la boiteLe Parc en Folie Softplay – Sallanches;

 

Wednesday 25th OctoberFarm visit: Le Val Mont-Blanc GAEC Gemoëns Combloux – 16h to 17h – this family farm, run by the Paget family, has 30 cows / cheeses: tomme, reblochon, abondance, fromage à raclette / you will learn about cheese production in a traditional atomosphere, and you can also taste the cheeses! / you can also help with milking (5mins walk, wear decent shoes/boots) / FREE! / reservations: l’Office de Tourisme, until Wednesday 12pm / addresss: 777, route de Saint-Gervais, Gemoëns, 74920, Combloux; tel: 06 16 33 71 74;
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Wednesday 25th October – Tennis Ballon Cordon 16h30 to 18h – football on a tennis course! / FREE! offered by François, trainer;

Wednesday 25th October Passeurs de Mots: «Robert & Joséphine Histoire de la vie d’un couple au XXème siècle» – Petite Salle Salle Léon CurralSallanches  20h30 – talk accompanied by accordeon;

Wednesday 25th OctoberLe Fayet Market 8h to 13h, in front of the Gare SNCF;

Wednesday 25th OctoberWorkshop: métal repoussé – Musée d’Art Sacré de Saint Nicolas de Véroce – 10h30 to midday – make your own little treasure box! / from 6+ years / price: 2€;

Wednesday 25th OctoberYoga FamilleLe PalaisMegève10h – price: 15€ binôme parent & child / reservations at the caisses;

Yoga Famille © Palais Megève

Wednesday 25th October  Heure du Conte (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; every Wednesday until 30th August;

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until Sunday 5th November – Festival: «Les Petits Princes de l’Automne» Megève  two weeks of fun for families and children under 13 years / cabane-making ( for all / FREE!); atelier sur bois with Les Bambins des bois (for children 8+ years / design, cut and decorate your work and take it home with you! / sign-up on-site / duration: 30mins / FREE!); face-painting (3+ years / sign-up on-site / FREE!); manège (open to all / this activity has an entrance fee); Halloween creative workshop (for children 3 to 6 years / price: 3,50€ / sign-up and pay at Palais de Megève) / address: Place du Village et Local Poterie;

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from Wednesday 25th October to 10th NovemberExposition: «Pop-Up, les livre en 3D de Philippe Ug»Médiathèque in Le PalaisMegève;

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until Sunday 29th October Festival: «Festi’Môm» Annemasse – organised by the MJC Annemasse, this a festival for 0-12 year olds and families! (“Le Festival à vivre en famille pour les 0/12 ans!”) / partnered by Récréamomes / spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for the programme, see website;

© Festi’Mom

until 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures TalloiresTalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

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Wednesday activities in Geneva

Wednesdays 25th October – Workshop: «Origami fourmis» 14h to 16h30 – workshop led by Can Godoy, chemist – make your own origami box to keep inside the tools that ants use to make their fourmilières / from 6+ years / FREE and no booking required further dates: 1st November & 8th November;

The Musée d’Histoire des Sciences in Geneva also has a Wednesday programme / see here for more details;

until Saturday 28th OctoberToussaint holiday special: «Des Vacances qui donnent la patate»MAH (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire) – GenevaSwitzerland – family fun around the theme of the 5 senses;

Des Vacances qui donnent la patate© MAH

Thursday 26th OctoberLes Petits Asticots: «Bal de cloture avec le groupe Rockabilly» by Cie la Belle Trame Espace Olca  Les Houches  all public 6+ years / duration: 2h / price: 5€ / address: Le Bouchet, 74310, Servoz;
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Thursday 26th OctoberLes Petits Asticots: «Nao Nao» (théatre argile manipulé) by Cie Le vent des Forges Salle Jean Morel  Servoz  all public 2+ years / duration: 30mins / price: 5€ / address: Le Bouchet, 74310, Servoz;

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Thursday 26th October – Après-Midi Seniors (NEW at l’Étape!)l’EtapeArgentière – 13h30 to 16h45 – a great initiative from local association l’Etape in Argentière . . . board games and cards and a welcoming environment for the older generation / kettle available to make hot drinks / price: 15€ to join the association and thereafter free / for 60+ years! / more information: Céline on 06 71 97 01 76;

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Thursday 26th October«Les Petits Fermiers»: butter-making workshop Ferme Les MontagnardsOrmaret Combloux10h30 to 11h30;

Butter-making workshop © Ferme les Montagnards

Thursday 26th October«Les Petits Fermiers»: reblochon-making Ferme Les Montagnards Ormaret Combloux14h to 16h – price for reblochon-making: 6€ children and 8€ adults / also, free farmyard workshops on Friday 27th October;

 

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Thursday 26th OctoberLe Parc en Folie Toussaint activities: “Quiz: qui sera le plus fort?”Le Parc en Folie Softplay – Sallanches;

Thursday 26th October  Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Market 8h to 13h;

Thursday 26th October – Thursday Night Cinema MJC Saint-Gervais: «Qué dios nos perdone» thriller by Rodrigo Soroguyen (Spain, VOST) – Théatre MontjoieSaint-Gervais-les-Bains20h30duration: 2h06  / price: 5€ / see full October schedule on the MJC website;

from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th OctoberStage: Stylisme & Création – Le PalaisMegève – from 10h to 12h OR from 13h30 to 15h30 / for children 9+ years / learn how to use a sewing machine, among other activities on this 3-day workshop / price: 62€ for 3-day workshop / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Sewing workshop © Palais Megève

until Sunday 29th OctoberFestival: «Festi’Môm»Annemasse – organised by the MJC Annemasse, this a festival for 0-12 year olds and families! (“Le Festival à vivre en famille pour les 0/12 ans!”) / partnered by Récréamomes / spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for the programme, see website;

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Thursday 26th October Workshop: «Autour de l’Arbre» Maison du Salève Présilly 14h30 – why do leaves change colour in autumn? Discover the world of trees, and go home with your own leaf print! / from 3+ years, with an accompanying adult (adult free) / price: 8€ / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 95 92 16;

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until 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures TalloiresTalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

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until Saturday 28th OctoberToussaint holiday special: «Des Vacances qui donnent la patate»MAH (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire) – GenevaSwitzerland – family fun around the theme of the 5 senses;

Des Vacances qui donnent la patate© MAH

Friday 27th October Curly’s Fish & Chip Van au VertVert Hotel/RestaurantChamonix  Friday evenings;

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Friday 27th October«Les Petits Fermiers»: free butter-making workshop – Ferme Les MontagnardsOrmaretCombloux  14h to 15h;

 

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Butter-making workshop © Ferme les Montagnards

Friday 27th OctoberLe Parc en Folie Toussaint activities: spectacle de magie avec Magie Lolo – Le Parc en Folie Softplay – Sallanches  15h – reservations required;

Friday 27th OctoberGuided visit of L’Eglise Notre Dame de l’AssomptionCordon – 18th century church, jewel of Baroque architecture and art / guided visit with Claire, guide du patrimoine / also available, new audio guides / price: adults 7€ and free for under 12s;

Friday 27th OctoberTennis BallonCordon 16h30 to 18h – football on a tennis course! / FREE! offered by François, trainer;

Friday 27th October – Megève Market 8h to 13h;

from Friday 27th to 3rd NovemberBaby Grimpe – Le PalaisMegève – 9h to 10h, 10h to 11h OR 11h to 12h / for children 3 to 5 years with parents / price: 11.50€ per session parent & child / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Baby Grimpe © Palais Megève

until Sunday 5th November – Festival: «Les Petits Princes de l’Automne» Megève  two weeks of fun for families and children under 13 years / cabane-making ( for all / FREE!);  atelier sur bois with Les Bambins des bois (for children 8+ years / design, cut and decorate your work and take it home with you! / sign-up on-site / duration: 30mins / FREE!); face-painting (3+ years / sign-up on-site / FREE!); manège (open to all / this activitiey has an entrance fee); Halloween creative workshop (for children 3 to 6 years / price: 3,50€ / sign-up and pay at Palais de Megève) / address: Place du Village et Local Poterie;

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Friday 27th October Workshop: «Musique Verte» Maison du Salève Présilly14h30 – listen to the sounds of nature and make your own musical instrument! / from 5+ years, with an accompanying adult (adult free) / from 5+ years, with accompanying adult / price: 8€ / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 95 92 16;

Musique Verte © Maison du Salève

until Sunday 29th OctoberFestival: «Festi’Môm»Annemasse – organised by the MJC Annemasse, this a festival for 0-12 year olds and families! (“Le Festival à vivre en famille pour les 0/12 ans!”) / partnered by Récréamomes / spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for the programme, see website;

© Festi’Mom

until 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures Talloires TalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

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until Saturday 28th OctoberToussaint holiday special: «Des Vacances qui donnent la patate»MAH (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire) – GenevaSwitzerland – family fun around the theme of the 5 senses;

Des Vacances qui donnent la patate© MAH

Saturday 28th OctoberChamonix MarketChamonix – from 7h30 to 12h30  address: Place du Mont-Blanc, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;

Saturday 28th OctoberSallanches Market Sallanches – from 8h to 13h  a bustling market up and down the quai, and in the Pré de Foire;

Saturday 28th OctoberLe Parc en Folie Toussaint activities: “C’est l’automne, bricolage”Le Parc en Folie Softplay – Sallanches;

Saturday 28th October & Wednesday 1st NovemberHalloween aux Ecuries!Les Ecuries du FizLe Fayet – for those already signed up for lessons and club members;

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Saturday 28th OctoberFinissage of exhibition: «Cosmicisme» by Elodie Boutry – Pile Pont ExpoSaint-Gervais-les-Bains 16h – a first time for the Pile Pont Expo – a finissage! Meet the artist, and then participate in the operation of upcycling, followed by a friendly goûter . . . the installation pyramids can be acquired and, hence, the exhibition can go on living outside of the exhibition space! / address: culée du Pont de Saint-Gervais, Saint-Gervais, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;

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Saturday 28th OctoberHalloween PartyEspace Mont-Blanc Saint-Gervais-les-Bainsfrom 18h30price: 5€ and free for under 12s / prize for best Halloween costume!

Saturday 28th OctoberConcert: «La Camerata du Mont-Blanc» – Théatre MontjoieSaint-Gervais-les-Bains 20h30;

until 3rd NovemberBaby Grimpe – Le PalaisMegève – 9h to 10h, 10h to 11h OR 11h to 12h / for children 3 to 5 years with parents / price: 11.50€ per session parent & child / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Baby Grimpe © Palais Megève

until Sunday 5th November – Festival: «Les Petits Princes de l’Automne» Megève  two weeks of fun for families and children under 13 years / cabane-making ( for all / FREE!);  atelier sur bois with Les Bambins des bois (for children 8+ years / design, cut and decorate your work and take it home with you! / sign-up on-site / duration: 30mins / FREE!); face-painting (3+ years / sign-up on-site / FREE!); manège (open to all / this activitiey has an entrance fee); Halloween creative workshop (for children 3 to 6 years / price: 3,50€ / sign-up and pay at Palais de Megève) / address: Place du Village et Local Poterie;

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Saturday 28th October Walk: «La Marche Rose» – Place du Village (departure point) – Megève – 14h30 warm-up and departure at 15h / 3km walk, open to all! / at 20h, concert at the Salle des Congrès du Palais with Satin Doll Sisters – all proceeds to Coeur Vanessa / the Mairie will be illiminated PINK during the month of October;

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until Sunday 29th OctoberFestival: «Festi’Môm»Annemasse – organised by the MJC Annemasse, this a festival for 0-12 year olds and families! (“Le Festival à vivre en famille pour les 0/12 ans!”) / partnered by Récréamomes / spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for the programme, see website;

© Festi’Mom

until 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures TalloiresTalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

© Acro’Aventures Talloires

Saturday 28th October (last day)Toussaint holiday special: «Des Vacances qui donnent la patate»MAH (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire) – GenevaSwitzerland – family fun around the theme of the 5 senses;

Des Vacances qui donnent la patate© MAH

Saturday 28th OctoberHalloween & Late Opening at Swiss Vapeur Parc – Port-ValaisSwitzerland – late openings until 21h: also on Tuesday 31st October / with competitions this month on Swiss Vapeur Parc FB page / address: route de la Plage, Port-Valais, Switzerland;

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from Saturday 28th October 2017 to 21st January 2018 – New exhibition: «Le chic français, image de femmes 1900 – 1950»Palais Lumière Évianevery day from 10h to 19h address: Espace d’Exposition, quai Albert Besson, 74500, Evian / tel: +33 (0)4 50 83 15 90;

«Le chic français, image de femmes 1900 – 1950» – Palais Lumière © Palais Lumière

Saturday 28th October HalloweenFort l’Ecluse17h30 to 22h30price: 3€ / buvette and crêpes available on-site;

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Saturday 28th OctoberSoirée Halloween – Nuit de l’Horreur Château BâtiazMartigny – Switzerland18h to 1h – for 16+ years / go in Halloween costumes! / reservations: info@batiaz.ch ou au 027/722.58.82

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Sunday 29th October Hockey match: Les Pionniers de Chamonix v Bordeaux Patinoire – Chamonix – 18h address: Patinoire du Centre Sportif Richard Bozon, Chamonix;

Sunday 29th OctoberCinéma with Cinébus: «Barbara» (France, 2017) film by Mathieu Amalric Les Houches20h30 – Prix de la Poésie – UN CERTAIN REGARD (Cannes 2017) – Prix Jean Vigo 2017 / duration: 1h37 / price: adults 5,50€ and children 3,50€ / address: Salle d’Animation, Les Houches;

Sunday 29th to Tuesday 31st OctoberHalloween at Plain’Wood accrobranche ® – Plaine-Joux Halloween price: 5€ for children in Halloween costume, otherwise 10€;

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Sunday 29th October Concours de belote – Amicale des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Passy-Le Fayet – Parvis des Fiz Passy – from 14h more information: +33 (0)6 03 48 83 64 sp.passylefayet@gmail.com;

Sunday 29th OctoberLe Parc en Folie Toussaint activities: Amidoux, with Nadine (morning)Le Parc en Folie Softplay – Sallanches – reservations required;

Sunday 29th OctoberLadies’ Hockey Equipe Loisir FeminineSaint-Gervais Hockey ClubPatinoireSaint-Gervais-les-Bains 18h to 19h30 – every Sunday, all levels welcome (beginners welcome!), from 16+ years;

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until 3rd NovemberBaby Grimpe – Le PalaisMegève – 9h to 10h, 10h to 11h OR 11h to 12h / for children 3 to 5 years with parents / price: 11.50€ per session parent & child / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Baby Grimpe © Palais Megève

until Sunday 5th November – Festival: «Les Petits Princes de l’Automne» Megève  two weeks of fun for families and children under 13 years / cabane-making ( for all / FREE!);  atelier sur bois with Les Bambins des bois (for children 8+ years / design, cut and decorate your work and take it home with you! / sign-up on-site / duration: 30mins / FREE!); face-painting (3+ years / sign-up on-site / FREE!); manège (open to all / this activitiey has an entrance fee); Halloween creative workshop (for children 3 to 6 years / price: 3,50€ / sign-up and pay at Palais de Megève) / address: Place du Village et Local Poterie;

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Sunday 29th October  Fête des Vergers – Chenex9h to 18h / organised by Syndicat Intercommunal du Vuache, with theme of “La pomme dans l’Histoire & histoires de pommes“/ talks, animations, displays of ancient fruit, juice-making, producers / sign up on day / more information: www.pays-du-vuache.fr;

© Maison du Salève

Sunday 29th October (last day!!!)Festival: «Festi’Môm»Annemasse – organised by the MJC Annemasse, this a festival for 0-12 year olds and families! (“Le Festival à vivre en famille pour les 0/12 ans!”) / partnered by Récréamomes / spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for the programme, see website;

© Festi’Mom

until 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures TalloiresTalloiresLac d’Annecy price: 10€;

© Acro’Aventures Talloires

Monday 30th October – Marché Les Houches  Place behind Mairie  Les Houches – 8h to 13h – local products;

Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st October and Wednesday 2nd November Workshop: «Ecole du Regard» (5ème) by Images Temps: “Documenter la vallée et réaliser un magazine photo – Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine Janny Couttet – Chamonix – a photographic workshop, to make your own photo magazine / for 10 – 15 year olds/ price: 50€ for members and 70€ for non-members / all equipment and food supplied / group size: 6 pax / more details here / reservations: imagetemps@gmail.com;

© Image Temps

Monday 30th OctoberFamily activity: “Prête-moi tes yeuxMusée AlpinChamonix16h – FREE for children and entrance price for accompanying adult (1 child + 1 adult) / for 5+ years / reservations: 04 50 53 25 93 / and, during the Toussaint holidays, the museum will be open every day (except Tuesday) from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 18h;

Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st OctoberHalloween at Plain’Wood accrobranche ® – Plaine-Joux Halloween price: 5€ for children in Halloween costume, otherwise 10€;

© Passy Plain’Wood

Monday 30th October – Cinéma du Plateau d’Assy: «Le Petit Spirou» by Nicolas Bary (France, 2017) – Plateau d’Assy – 17h30price: 5€ and 4€ children / duration: 1h 26min / see website for more details;

Monday 30th October – Cinéma du Plateau d’Assy: «Petit Paysan» by Hubert Charuel (France, 2017) – Plateau d’Assy – 20hprice: 5€ / duration: 1h 30min / 6+ years / see website for more details;

Monday 30th OctoberLe Parc en Folie Toussaint activities: make a bag to carry your Halloween sweets Le Parc en Folie Softplay – Sallanches;

until 3rd NovemberBaby Grimpe – Le Palais Megève – 9h to 10h, 10h to 11h OR 11h to 12h / for children 3 to 5 years with parents / price: 11.50€ per session parent & child / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Baby Grimpe © Palais Megève

until Sunday 5th November – Festival: «Les Petits Princes de l’Automne» Megève  two weeks of fun for families and children under 13 years / cabane-making ( for all / FREE!);  atelier sur bois with Les Bambins des bois (for children 8+ years / design, cut and decorate your work and take it home with you! / sign-up on-site / duration: 30mins / FREE!); face-painting (3+ years / sign-up on-site / FREE!); manège (open to all / this activitiey has an entrance fee); Halloween creative workshop (for children 3 to 6 years / price: 3,50€ / sign-up and pay at Palais de Megève) / address: Place du Village et Local Poterie;

© megeve.com

Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st October and Thursday 2nd NovemberWorkshops & Spectacles for children: «Les Explorateurs» Maison Nelson MandelaPlace Jean Jaurès Annemasse – for 3 to 10 years / FREE! / reservations (required): politique.ville@annemasse.fr / 04 50 95 57 75;

© Annemasse – Officiel

until 1st NovemberChasse au Trésor d’HalloweenAcro’Aventures TalloiresTalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

© Acro’Aventures Talloires

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Tuesday 31st October – Markets in Chedde in Passy (8h to midday), Combloux (8h to midday) and Les Contamines (8h to midday);

Tuesday 31st October and Thursday 2nd November Workshop: «Ecole du Regard» (5ème) by Images Temps: “Documenter la vallée et réaliser un magazine photo – Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine Janny Couttet – Chamonix – a photographic workshop, to make your own photo magazine / for 10 – 15 year olds/ price: 50€ for members and 70€ for non-members / all equipment and food supplied / group size: 6 pax / more details herereservations: imagetemps@gmail.com;

© Image Temps

Tuesday 31st October – 🎃Soirée Halloween au Vox🎃 Cinéma VOXChamonix18h – a surprise film VF (tout public) – price: 4€ / free popcorn for those in costume!

Soirée Halloween © Vox Cinema

Tuesday 31st October 🎃Soirée Halloween (+14 years) au Vox🎃 Cinéma VOXChamonix21h – a surprise film VOST (for public 14+) – price: 5€ / free popcorn for those in costume!

Soirée Halloween © Vox Cinema

Tuesday 31st October – Soirée Latino – La Maison des Artistes Chamonix21h30 – every Tuesday, dancing lessons from Paola Ballart at 21h30 / address: La Maison des Artistes, 84 chemin de la Tournette, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;

Soirée Latino at the Maison des Artistes © Maison des Artistes / chamonix.com

Tuesday 31st October🎃Halloween at Plain’Wood accrobranche ®🎃 – Plaine-Joux Halloween price: 5€ for children in Halloween costume, otherwise 10€;

© Passy Plain’Wood

Tuesday 31st October🎃Le Parc en Folie Toussaint activities: Halloween: go dressed in your Halloween costume!🎃Le Parc en Folie – Sallanches;

Tuesday 31st October – Le P’tit Marché Paysan de Produits Locaux – Sallanches – 16h30 to 19h30 – come and meet local producers, support and encourage local agriculture and the short growing seasons, support the local economy and 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 31st October Guided visit of Farm Les Montagnards – OrmaretCombloux  10h to midday / 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, 74920, Combloux / reservations necessary: Delphine +33 (0)6 21 02 18 99 / price: adults 8€; children (3-12 years) 6€; FREE for under 3s;

© Ferme Les Montagnards

Tuesday 31st October🎃Halloween at the Bowling & Buffalo Grill Mont-Blanc🎃Sallanches – get in Halloween costume, prizes to be won!

© Bowling du Mont-Blanc

Tuesday 31st October – Curling Club free sessions PatinoireSaint-Gervais-les-Bains18h to 19h or 19h to 20h – free trial sessions every Tuesday from September to December – for all 10+ years;

© Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc Curling Club

until 3rd NovemberBaby Grimpe – Le PalaisMegève – 9h to 10h, 10h to 11h OR 11h to 12h / for children 3 to 5 years with parents / price: 11.50€ per session parent & child / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Baby Grimpe © Palais Megève

Tuesday 31st October to 2nd November – Stage: Tout en Equilibre – Le Palais Megève / for children 6 to 12 years / price: 40€ for 3-day stage / reservations: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;

Tout en equilibre © Palais Megève

until Sunday 5th November – Festival: «Les Petits Princes de l’Automne» Megève  two weeks of fun for families and children under 13 years / cabane-making ( for all / FREE!);  atelier sur bois with Les Bambins des bois (for children 8+ years / design, cut and decorate your work and take it home with you! / sign-up on-site / duration: 30mins / FREE!); face-painting (3+ years / sign-up on-site / FREE!); manège (open to all / this activitiey has an entrance fee); 🎃Halloween creative workshop🎃 (for children 3 to 6 years / price: 3,50€ / sign-up and pay at Palais de Megève) / address: Place du Village et Local Poterie;

© megeve.com

Tuesday 31st October🎃Children’s theatre: «Oh non, encore une sorcière!»🎃 – MédiathèqueLe Palais – Megève – 14h30 and 16h30 / for 4+ yearsFREE! / reservations: see flyer below;

© Palais Megève

Tuesday 31st October🎃Halloween Party🎃 – Patinoire du PalaisMegève – 20h to midnight! / price: 4,20€ / address: 247 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève;

© megeve.com

Tuesday 31st October – 🎃Bal d’Halloween🎃 Salle de Belambra L’AlisierPraz sur Arly – 21h – organised by l’Amicale des Sapeurs Pompiers de Megève-Demi Quartier-Praz sur Arly / dancing and singing with Les Choucas / go in Halloween costumes / price: 10€ or 8€ (with reservation, l’Office de tourisme or online) / free for under 12 years / more information: http://www.prazsurarly.com/produit/bal-dhaloween-choucas/

© prazsurarly.com

Tuesday 31st October and Thursday 2nd NovemberWorkshops & Spectacles for children: «Les Explorateurs»Maison Nelson MandelaPlace Jean Jaurès Annemasse – for 3 to 10 years / FREE! / reservations (required): politique.ville@annemasse.fr / 04 50 95 57 75;

© Annemasse – Officiel

Tuesday 31st October 🎃Guided walk: «Halloween dans l’enfer du marais»🎃 – Saint-Jorioz (Lac d’Annecy) – 14h to 17h / discover the marais and its inhabitants, and see for yourself, they’re not so scary after all! / come in your Halloween costumes! / for children 6+ years / FREE! / RDV: car park next to campsite Le Solitaire du Lacreservations: ASTERS +33 (0)4 50 66 47 59 or 06 17 54 21 68;

Tuesday 31st October🎃Halloween Special🎃LIle de Tortuga – near Annemasse10h to 22h – at 20h15 fancy dress contest;

© L’Ile de Tortuga

Tuesday 31st October🎃Aqualloween Party🎃VitamNeydens / Halloween decorations, bonbons, the pools lit in Halloween colours, Water Board lessons at 18h, 18h30, 19h30 / reserve here, prévente;

© Vitam

until 1st November🎃Chasse au Trésor d’Halloween🎃Acro’Aventures TalloiresTalloiresLac d’Annecyprice: 10€;

© Acro’Aventures Talloires

until Tuesday 31st October🎃Halloween & Late Opening at Swiss Vapeur Parc🎃 – Port-Valais Switzerland – late openings until 21h: also on Tuesday 31st October / with competitions this month on Swiss Vapeur Parc FB page / address: route de la Plage, Port-Valais, Switzerland;

© Swiss Vapeur Parc

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On-going Exhibitions & New Openings

until 31st December 2017Exhibition: «Sur les Chemins de Chamouny» – 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», 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», as part of «2017 Alpages en Fête»  Maison du Lieutenant  Servoz  the Chamonix Valley 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;

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

until 4th November Exhibition: «Là-haut» by Pierre Witt (1017 Alpages en Fête) – Maison du VillageArgentière  opening hours of Maison du Village – address: 101 route du Village, 74400, Argentière;

© Vallée de Chamonix

until 31st October, and then again 1st to 31st December Expo Vente: The Endorphin CompanyLe Café ComptoirVallorcineaddress: route de la Fôret Verte, Vallorcine;

© Endorphin Company

permanent exhibition2KM3 street art in the underground car park  Saint-Gervais-les-Bains  12 French and international artists have transformed all 11 floors of the underground car park in Saint-Gervais into a unique work of art – a whole new concept in how to integrate art into urban life! / FREE;

2KM3 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains car park © montblancfamilyfun

until 29th October Exposition «Enluminure & Calligraphie, Médiévale et moderne» Maison Forte de HautetourSaint-Gervais-les-Bains – Karen Dépoisier, and her students from the MJC Saint-Gervais;

© Saint Gervais Tourisme

 

until 11th November 2017 «L’Autre» exhibition  Open-air museum in the Parc Thermal  Le Fayet  the artist Kaviik + other artists have about 40 prints on show in the Parc Thermal;
«L’autre» © saintgervais.com

from Wednesday 25th October to 10th NovemberExposition: «Pop-Up, les livre en 3D de Philippe Ug»Médiathèque in Le PalaisMegève;

© megeve.com

all year-roundLe Jardin de Samivel – Chemin de P’Tou – Les Contamines-Montjoie – an open-air museum, dedicated to Samivel – watercolour painter, poet, romance writer, film-maker, explorer;

Le Jardin Samivel © les contamines.com

until 22nd December – temporary exhibition: «Réparer la vision» by Danilo Dueñas Villa du Parc Centre d’Art Contemporain – Annemasse – the first exhibition of Danilo Dueñas, important figure in the contemporary art scene of Colombia during the last three decades, in France address: 12 rue de Genève, Parc Montessuit, 74100, Annemasse;

© Villa du Parc Annemasse

until 15th October 2017 Exhibition: «Lilian Bourgeat» Manège d’Haras AnnecyWednesday to Sunday from 14h to 19h – a sculpture exhibtion from Lilian Bourgeat: items from our quotidien, but HUGE! / guided visit at 16h / price: 3€ / see here for more details about the exhibition;

Lilian Bourgeat at the Haras in Annecy © http://www.lac-annecy.com
from 28th October 2017 to 21st January 2018 – Exhibition: «Le chic français, image de femmes 1900 – 1950»Palais Lumière Évian every day from 10h to 19h address: Espace d’Exposition, quai Albert Besson, 74500, Evian / tel: +33 (0)4 50 83 15 90;
«Le chic français, image de femmes 1900 – 1950» – Palais Lumière © Palais Lumière

until 7th January 2018  Exhibition: «Faune & Fer» by Atelier Pyrite  temporary exhibition  Barryland  Martigny  Switzerland – more information: www.fondation-barry.ch;

© Atelier Pyrite/ Barryland

until 7th January 2018 «Fourmis»  temporary exhibition  Muséum (Natural History Museum)  Geneva  Tuesday to Sunday crom 10h to 17hCLOSED 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, the 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 – Geneva – Tuesday to Sunday from 11h to 18h / CLOSED Mondays / price: 9/6 CHF;

from 10th October 2017 to 4th February 2018 New exhibition: «William Leavitt, Rétrospective»MAMCOGeneva address: Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, 10 rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, CH–1205, Geneva / www.mamco.ch;

© MAMCO

until 7th January 2018«Body Worlds: Le Cycle de la Vie» by Opus One PalexpoGeneva10h to 19h – shut every Monday – price: 16CHF to 25 to 25 (with audioguide included) / the mysteries of the human body revealed! / see here for more details;

© Body Worlds / Opus One / Palexpo

until 19th Novembre 2017«Cézanne: Le Chant de la Terre» exhibition temporary exhibition Fondation Pierre GianaddaMartigny every day 9h to 19h Switzerland every day from 9h to 19haddress: 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
until 26th November 2017 «Steve McCurry, Mountain Men» photo exhibition – Forte di Bard Bard, 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 men 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;

until 1st November 2017 «Le Sommet de l’Artisanat Valdotain de Tradition» – Forte di BardBard, Aosta Valley Italy10h to 18h Tuesday to Sunday – organised by Assessorato alle Attività Produttive della Regione Valle d’Aosta address: Forte di Bard, 1020 Bard (AO), Valle d’Aosta, Italy; tel: +39 0125 833811;

© Forte di Bard

Weekly Markets au Pays du Mont-Blanc
  • Saturday Chamonix (8h to midday) and Sallanches (8h to 13h);
  • Monday Les Houches (8h to 13h);
  • Tuesday Chedde in Passy (8h to midday), Combloux (8h to midday) and Les Contamines (8h to midday);
  • Tuesday – Le P’tit Marché Paysan de Produits Locaux (Sallanches16h30 to 19h30) – support local producers & local economy, local agriculture and their short growing seasons, and help 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;
  • WednesdayLes Houches Marché Paysan (from 15h); Le Fayet Market (8h to13h, in front of the Gare SNCF);
  • ThursdaySaint-Gervais-les-Bains (8h to 13h);
  • FridayMegève (8h to 13h);

Parks & Gardens open in October au Pays du Mont Blanc & environs

all year-roundLe Parc ThermalLe Fayet – playground, picnic areas, grass for games, hiking trails, accro-branche, rock-climbing, duck pond, Clubhouse restaurant/café, open-air museum, le Petit Train du Parc Thermal, Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais-les-Bains spa, indoor swimming pool and tennis courts . . . and a bit of a fresh breeze on hot summer days! / FREE / see MBFF post for more details;

until 2nd OctoberLe Jardin des CimesPlateau d’Assy;

all year-roundLes Marécottes Animal ParkSwitzerland  April 2017 saw the birth of a baby black bear (Mirus) and marcassins (baby sangliers) . . . see the Marécottes Facebook page or website for more details / getting there: see here / *you can take the train from the Chamonix Valley to Les Marécottes!*

Zoo Les Marécottes © montblancfamilyfun

all year-roundBotanical Gardens (Conservatoire et Jardins Botaniques de Genève CJBG) – Geneva Switzerland – see here for special events / FREE!

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