Les VACANCES de TOUSSAINT au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond!)

If you are staying home 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc (or visiting us) during the 🍂🍁🎃 Toussaint holidays (Saturday 19th October until ? November 2019), then you are in for a treat as there are plenty of family-friendly activities a-happening!

Below, you will find some of the family and children’s festivals, 🎃 Halloween activities and more on offer 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc and beyond . . .

And for a more general list of family activivites on offer during the autumn months, see article 🍁 AUTUMN ACTIVITIES for families au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) . . . and, for those ☔️RAINY DAYS, there are THREE main articles :

And for those with really wee ones, head over to separate article 🌈 BABY & TODDLER activities au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) . . .

Colour code for listings:

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

Passy & environs

Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Le Fayet, Saint Nicolas de Véroce & environs

Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs

Les Contamines & environs

🇫🇷 Further France 🇫🇷

🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭

🇮🇹 Italy 🇮🇹

As long as the rain holds off, then the 🍁 Toussaint holidays can be a fabulous time to enjoy our big outdoors, as many of the activities are still available or they open especially for the holidays (weather dependent, and always check opening hours!): 🚠 cable cars, hikes at altitude, accrobranches, parks & gardens . . .

Many of the 🚠 télépheriques & 🚡 télécabines and scenic trains will still be operating during the 🍁 Toussaint holidays, allowing for some higher-altitude walks, with a little less effort . A 🚠 cable-car ride, funicular or train ride is a fabulous option for older relatives or small children with lesser walking ability, or simply just for some WOW factor! / NB – most of these shut after the Toussaint holidays for November hibernation, and they are all likely to be shut in the event of bad weather and strong winds!

  • 🚠 Flégère cable-car – SHUT for complete renovation project!
  • 🚡 Brévent télécabine – up to Planpraz at 2000m (cable car up to 2525m not open during autumn season) / until 3rd November 9h until 15h45h / superb views of Mont-Blanc massif;
  • 🚂 Montenvers train & Mer de Glace – reopening over the Toussaint holidays, but Grotte de Glace and télécabine SHUT;
  • 🚠 Aiguille du Midi – a visit to Chamonix for the first time (or with visitors) often includes a trip up the Aiguille du Midi viewing platform (3777m), with its 360° panoramic view of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps (and with the ascenseur, you can reach the terrace at 3842m) / see MBFF article here for details about a family visit and activities on offer / open until 4th November;
  • 🚡 Panoramic Mont-Blanctélécabine across the glacier to Punta Helbronner / shutting 4th November for annual closing;
  • 🇫🇷🚠 Téléphérique du Salève (Etrembières) – this iconic and historical téléphérique up the Salève will reward you with views over Geneva and Lac Léman / at the top, there is a playground, hikes, restaurants / set for a huge renovation programme! / website;
  • 🇨🇭 Verticalp Emosson (Châtelard, Vallée de Trient) – shuts for winter hibernation on 20th October 2019! / three unique rail installations (Le Funiculaire du Chatelard, Le Train Panoramique and the Munific), will bring you up to the Emosson dams (1965m), from Châtelard, for fabulous views and hiking opportunities and dinosaur prints too / MBFF article and website;
  • 🇮🇹🚠 Skyway Monte-Bianco (Courmayeur) – opened in 2015, the Skyway Monte Bianco is a marvel of Italian engineering and technology, giving you access to the Punta Helbronner (3,466m), with its views of Mont-Blanc / website;
  • 🇮🇹 Funiculars at Forte di Bard – there are 3 funiculars bringing you to the top of the fabulous Forte di Bard (see CASTLES section above of MBFF article) / open all year;
© Téléphérique du Salève


A few of our local 🌳 accrobranches ® will be open over the Toussaint holidays (weather permitting), with some Halloween specials . . . and Passy Accrolac has added some more activities for 2 year olds! / check individual websites and FB pages . . . / for more information see separate MBFF article AUTUMN ACTIVITIES au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond);

© Passy Accrolac

🎃 some fun Halloween activities at these 🌳 accrobranches®: Filenvol, Acro-Aventures (Reignier and Talloires) . . . 


🍁🏔 FURTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond): parks & gardens, woods, parcours d’orientation, amusement parks, playgrounds 🏔🍁 

For more information see articles 🍁 AUTUMN ACTIVITIES au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) and AUTUMN PARKS & GARDENS au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) . . . here are some ideas:

  • 🌈 the Parc d’Attractions in Chamonix has some Halloween 🎃 activities planned (see below);
  • 🌳 Le Parc Thermal in Le Fayet is a wonderful spot for the whole family (playground, duck and fish pond, green space to picnic, kick a ball, ride a bike or draisienne, short walks . . .);
  • Le Parc de Loisirs des Pontets – many of the park’s activities, including Nash Games, will be open over the holidays!
  • 🦌 Les Marécottes animal park . . . (for more information about other animal parks & aquariums not too far from the Pays du Mont-Blanc, and open during the Toussaint holidays, see here);
  • 🍁 Botanical Gardens in Geneva – fabulous during every season!
  • 🛷 all-year luges – in Chamonix, Megève and Les Carroz (with virtual reality option! / open from 10h30 until 12h30 AND 13h30 to 16h30 / Halloween specials on 31st October, 1st & 2nd November from 15h until 19h!);
  • 🌳 paintball options like Paintball Fiz (in Passy and open second week of Toussaint holidays) . . .
Lacs des Ilettes – early autumn © montblancfamilyfun.com

In chronological order . . .

🎭 Children’s festival Les Petits Asticots – from 19th ⇒ 25th October 2019 – (PAYS du MONT-BLANC) 🎭

This much anticipated 🎭 festival for children au Pays du Mont-Blanc (Chamonix, Les Houches, Servoz, Vallorcine, Passy, Sallanches!) & Saint-Gervais-les-Bains) will take place from 19th to 25th October 2019 – a week of theatre, music, dance, circus, puppets and workshops for little people and their families (and some for older children)! / price: all spectacles are priced at 5€ and workshops vary from FREE up to 15€ / booking details: les-petits-asticots.com (from 1st October!) / see separate MBFF article here;

Petits Asticots 2019 © Séverine Sayn


🇫🇷🌈 FestiMôm’ children’s festival (ANNEMASSE) – 19th ⇒ 26th October 🌈🇫🇷

🌈 FestiMôm’ (22nd edition), organised by the MJC Annemasse, will have on offer: spectacles, workshops, cinema, ludothèque, café des enfants / for more details, see programme / billeterie open from 25th September;



🇫🇷🛹 Ruv’Art Festival – from 22nd ⇒ 26th October – (CLUSES) 🛹🇫🇷

The first edition of 🛹 Ruv’Art Festival is the result of the fusion of Urban Art Festival and Les Rencontres Urbaines de la Vallée de l’Arve (RUVA). This autumnal 5-day festival will bring you: workshops, urban concerts, spectacles, initiations in urban art, hip hop dance competitions, exhibitions, film . . . / a great option for older children and teenagers / see website for more information about the events and workshops;

Ruv’Art Festival


🍁 Les Petits Princes de l’Automne – 23rd October ⇒ 3rd November 2019 – (MEGEVE) 🍁

In Megève, from 23rd October until 3rd November, there will be a children’s festival: 🍁 Les Petits Princes de l’Automne / two weeks of 🎨 activities (cabane-making, woodwork, face-painting, creative;

Check with your local accueils de loisirs for special 🍁 Toussaint holiday and 🎃 Halloween-themed activities: MJC Chamonix & MJC Saint-Gervais, Antenne Les Houches, FJEP Passy, Espace Animation Sallanches, MEG’Loisirs, Le Palais Megèveetc . . . more details about these establishments here.

⚽️ good to know: many of the sports clubs and associations carry on as normal over the Toussaint holidays (or organise special stages), so do check directly with them;

© Club Football Megève

MJC Chamonix (ados):

Espace Animation Sallanches online already:

These are the special 🎃 Halloween activities and events planned that I am aware of thus far au Pays du Mont-Blanc and beyond . . . I shall update the list as new events are announced!

In chronological order, for planning purposes:

🇨🇭🎃 Halloween at Swiss Vapeur Parc – from 11th ⇒ 31st October 2019 (Le Bouveret, SWITZERLAND) 🎃🇨🇭

The 🚂 steam train park will be decorated for 🎃 Halloween, with 2500 pumpkins adorning the park . . . and there will be nocturnes, with food options and animations on 11th, 12th, 19th, 26th and 31st October (until 21h) / more information and tickets on website / about 1h30 drive from Chamonix, via Martigny;

© Swiss Vapeur Parc
🇫🇷🦖🦕 Parc Dino-Zoo – from 19th October ⇒ 3rd November 2019 (near Besançon) 🦕🦖🇫🇷

There are about 🦕80 dinosaurs and prehistoric scenes to greet you along a parcours of 2,5kms in 15 hectares of woodland in Charbonnières-les-Sapins / more information on website and Halloween pdf document / address: 1 rue de la Préhistoire, 25620, Charbonnières-les-Sapins (a 3 hour drive from Pays du Mont-Blanc, via Switzerland, so great for a weekend visit) / good to know: can be combined with a visit to Gouffre de Poudrey;

© Dino-Zoo
🇨🇭🎃👻 SENSAS (Geneva) – from 22nd October until 7th November👻🎃🇨🇭

A special parcours 🎃 Halloween, at this centre based on sensory experiences: enter the Maison de l’Horreur / reservations: https://geneve.sensas.top/reservation.html

© SENSAS Genève
🇨🇭🎃👻 Labyrinthe Aventure (Evionnaz, near Martigny) – 25th & 26th October and 31st October 👻🎃🇨🇭

Special 🎃 Halloween animations at this amusement park on Friday 25th  & Saturday 26th October and on Thursday 31st October too . . . / 1 hour drive from Chamonix or 45 minutes from Vallorcine;

© Labyrinthe Aventure
🇨🇭🏰 Fais-moi peur au château (Château d’Aigle) – Saturday 26th October 🏰🇨🇭 
© Château d’Aigle
🎃 Halloween à Sallanches – 30th & 31st October (OT, Sallanches) 🎃

From 14h30 to 17h on both days, the OT Sallanches will be welcoming children with bonbons and a photo session (for children in disguise!) / reservations required for photo sessions;

© Sallanches Tourisme / Mairie de Sallanches
🇫🇷🎃 Halloween au Domaine du Baron à Montriond – Wednesday 30th October 🎃🇫🇷 
© Montriond Tourisme
🎃 Rockypop Halloween – Thursday 31st October (Les Houches) 🎃
© Rockypop
🎃 Halloween @ Bowling du Mont-Blanc (SALLANCHES) – Thursday 31st October 🎃
© Bowling Mont-Blanc
🇫🇷🎃 Soirée Spéciale Halloween @ Filenvol – Thursday 31st October 🎃🇫🇷 

A superb 🍂 autumn outing . . .

© Filenvol
🇫🇷🎃 Halloween Party at Ile de Tortuga softplay – 31st October (Vétraz-Monthoux) 🎃🇫🇷

A 🎃 Halloween special at this popular softplay park near Annemasse! / address: 10 allée des Chênes, 74100 Vétraz-Monthoux;

© Ile de Tortuga
🇫🇷 🐦 🦅 Halloween at Parc des Oiseaux – 31st October until 3rd November 🐦 🦅 🇫🇷

If you fancy a trip away . . .


© Le Parc des Oiseaux
💀 Día de los Muertos Doña Catrina (Chamonix) – Saturday 2nd November 💀

Reservations required for this special event!

© Doña Catrina
🇨🇭🌳 Signal de Bougy Parc Pré Vert – Sunday 3rd November🌳🇨🇭

Over on the other side of 💦 Lac Léman, there is a wonderful parc de loisirs, Le Parc Pré Vert at Signal de Bougy110 hectares, 🌳 with woodland, 🌈 a large playground, buggy-friendly walks, 🦆 animals, ☕️ a spacious family-friendly restaurant, 🍏 picnic areas, 🎨 workshops for children, 🎭 an outdoor theatre, a parc aventure, ⛳️ mini-golf and more . . . all with 🏔 a splendid view of Lac Léman and snowy peaks! / website / 🗺 address: route du Signal, 1172, Bougy-Villars, Switzerland (1h30 to 2h drive from Pays du Mont-Blanc, so works for a day trip!) / 📱 tel: +41 58 568 31 50;

🎃 special Halloween animations on Sunday 3rd November ;

© Signal de Bougy Parc du Pré Vert
© Signal de Bougy Parc du Pré Vert

There are lots of 🍁 nature workshops and outdoor events for children and families over the holidays . . . in chronological order, for planning purposes!
🚲 Inauguration of new pumptrack in Les Contamines-Montjoie – Saturday 19th October 🚲
© Les Contamines-Montjoie Tourisme
🐄 Foire Agricole (SAINT-GERVAIS-MONT-BLANC) – Sunday 20th October 2019  🐄

This year will be the 🐄 42nd Foire Agricole in Saint-Gervais – a great day out for the whole family (MBFF recommended!): farm animals, market stall, activities for children, plentiful food! / parking: you will be directed to car parks, and some a fair distance away, so with poor walkers it is a good idea to drop them off!

further activities for children during 🍂 autumn holidays in Saint-Gervais . . .

© Saint-Gervais
🦉 Lumière sur la Nuit . . . night time animations (Centre de la Nature Montagnarde) 🦇 

In three locations au Pays du Mont-Blanc!

© Centre de la Nature Montagnarde
 La Réserve Naturelle de Passy
Up at the ⛰ Reserve Naturelle de Passy, there are holiday activities organised for children and families! / see FB page for more details;
La Maison de la Réserve Naturelle Plaine Joux © montblancfamilyfun.com
🐻 Centre de la Nature Montagnarde (Sallanches) 🐻

The fabulous 🦌 Centre de la Nature Montagnarde in Sallanches is currently SHUT for renovations (there is a smaller annexe open at the site of the old médiathèque, on rue Doran, during works), BUT 🎨 the children’s workshops Les P’tits Experts de la Nature will take place on Wednesdays 23rd and 30th October, as well as a 🍁 Randonnée Automnale on the 23rd October (for members) / website;

Les Ptits Experts de la Nature © Centre de la Nature Montagnarde
🐄 Foire Froide (Sallanches) – Friday 25th ⇒ Sunday 27th October 2019 🐄

A foire artisanale, 🐄 a competition of Abondance cows, vintage cars, animations, and 🧀 a special menu Foire Froide in participating restaurants and buvettes at the annual event on the Sallanches agenda / see here for more details;

© Ville de Sallanches
🐰 « Les Petits Fermiers » farmyard workshops and visits at Ferme Les Montagnards GAEC (Ormaret, Combloux) 🐰 

The 🚜  Ferme les Montagnards, in Ormaret in Combloux, often offers farm workshops and visits for children and families during the holidays / highly recommended by MBFF / see FB page for more details nearer the holidays;

Ferme les Montagnards © montblancfamilyfun.com
🐎 Stage du Tousaint at Ecuries des Fiz – (Le Fayet) 🐎

A 🐎 horse-riding stage for all levels 🐎, Monday to Friday 9h until 17h / reservations!

© Ecurie des Fiz 
🏔 Réserve Naturelle des Contamines-Montjoie 🏔 

⛰ Les Contamines-Montjoie’s nature reserve often organises nature-inspired activities for children over the holidays / see FB page for more details;

© Réserve Naturelle Les Contamines-Montjoie
🇫🇷 Maison du Salève (Présilly) 🇫🇷 

🍁 La Maison du Salève in Présilly often organises nature workshops over the Toussaint holidays! / it is a great place to visit with children, especially on a warm and sunny day, as there are plentiful outdoor activities, as well as the interactive exhibitions indoors / see website for more detail about holiday animations;

© La Maison du Salève


There will be some 🧗‍♀️ climbing stages au Pays du Mont-Blanc offered over the Toussaint holidays by:

🧗‍♂️ Cocogrimpe (Chamonix Valley) – 21st ⇒ 25th October, 9h until 12h for 4 to 6 year olds and  14huntil 17h for older children / inscriptions: cocogrimpe74@gmail. com or 06 86 89 22 72 (SMS or Whatsapp);

🧗‍♂️ Salle Mont-Blanc Escalade (Les Houches) – from 21st ⇒ 25th October / inscriptions: info@montblancescalade.com or;

© Mont-Blanc Escalade

 🧗‍♂️ Koala Grimpe (Saint-Gervais & environs– see website for more details;

🧗‍♂️ Tout en Equilibre @ Le Palais Megève (indoors) – from 22nd > 24th October and from 29th > 31st October / 9h until 10h30 for 6 to 8 year olds and 10h30 until 12h for 9 to 12 year olds / price: 45€ / inscriptions: ☎️ 04 50 21 15 71 / lepalaismegeve.com;

Climbing wall at Le Palais, Megève © montblancfamilyfun.com

and . . .

🧗‍♂️ Baby Grimpe – Fridays 25th October and 1st November / ⏰ de 9h à 10h, de 10h à 11h, or11h à 12h / price: 15 € le duo (material included) / reservations: ☎️ 04 50 21 15 71;

and . . .

© Guides Megève


Visite Guidée du Patrimoine (Vallorcine) – 🗓 every Wednesday, from 10h until midday (weather permitting), there is a guided visit organised by local guide Xavier Dunand (GPSM) / themes: Vallorcine culture, history (including 750 years of unique Walser history), architecture, Why is Vallorcine not Swiss? / meeting place: Office de Tourisme de Vallorcine, Chef-Lieu, 74660 Vallorcine / price: 20€ / reservations: +33(0)6 09 81 36 97 or www.xavierdun.com;

© Vallorcine Tourisme


Radio & Photography © montblancfamilyfun.com

📻 Globule Radio workshop for older children – from 19th ⇒ 22nd October (CHAMONIX VALLEY) 📻 

📻 Globule Radio is offering a radio journalism workshops during the Toussaint holidays, for children 8 to 15 years / it will cover the Festival des Petits Asticots (a chance to get behind the scenes of this festival, to interview the actors and the teams involved in the production, and to interview the public too) / price: 170€ (15% off until 30th September, with code « ASTICOTS »), lunch included / more information: www.globule-radio.fr/inscriptions-ouvertes or tel: 0763629269;

© Globule Radio
📷 Promenade découverte et mini-photoshoot (CHAMONIX) 📷 

Discover and photograph Chamonix (teenagers & adults) with the auteur-photographe, Teresa Kaufman / 🗓 when? until November, Mondays and Saturdays 14h to 17h / price: (adults only) 60€ / inscriptions: +33(0)6 08 95 89 42 or email www.teresakaufman.com / meeting spot: Place de l’église, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;

© Teresa Kaufman

Over the 🍁 Toussaint holidays there will be some 🎨 special art and creativity workshops at some of our local museums and art hubs . . .

art & creativity workshops © montblancfamilyfun.com

In chronological order :

📚 Dédicace de la nouvelle BD de Sophie Trogneux (La Librairie du Mont-Blanc) – Sunday 20th October 📚

Inscriptions necessary!

©  Librairie du Mont-Blanc
🍂 🎨 🍂 🎨 🍂
🏺 Stage Céramique Boutique du Bout des Doigts (Saint-Gervais-les-Bains) 🏺 

A pottery course for children 6+ years, from 21st until 26th October / 13h until 15h / reservations: 06 24 59 08 32 / price: 75€;

🍂 🎨 🍂 🎨 🍂
🍂 Stages des Vacances d’Automne (Le Palais, Megève) 🍂

🧁 atelier gourmand – from 21st ⇒ 23rd october – for 8 to 12 year olds / from 9h30 until 11h or 11h until 12h30 / price: 65€;

🖐 pottery – from 28th ⇒ 30 october / 7 to 9 years: 10h until 11h30 / 10 to 12 years: 15h until 16h30 / price: 65€;

inscriptions: ☎️ 04 50 21 15 71 / more information: lepalaismegeve.com;

🎨 Atelier Créatif (Les Petits Asticots): Viens construire ton Pop-Up (Mediathèque Ange Abrate, Sallanches) 🎨

On Tuesday 22nd October, in conjunction with the spectacle Pop-Up Circus from Les Petits Asticots / reservations with médiathèque!

© Mairie de Sallanches / Médiathèque Ange Abrate  
🍂 🎨 🍂 🎨 🍂
🎨 Les Petits Curieux (Saint-Gervais-les-Bains) 🎨

A couple of workshops available / see agenda of Saint-Gervais Tourisme;

© Saint-Gervais-les-Bains 
🍂 🎨 🍂 🎨 🍂
🎨 Maison de la Créativité (Conches,  near Geneva, SWITZERLAND) 🎨 

The MBFF family memers are huge fans of this centre of creativity for families in Conches, Geneva . . . we discovered the house and grounds of the 🎨 Maison de la Créativité one sunny day two years ago, and have been back since! / a house and gardens full of treasures for children, incredible (and always changing) workshops, an outdoor “kitchen”, a playground, incredibly welcoming staff . . . / 🗓 Toussaint opening: 21st & 22nd and 24th & 25th October 14h30 to 17h30, and Wednesdays 23rd & 30th October and Saturday 26th October, from 9h30 until midday AND 14h30 to 17h30 / matinées grand parents 22nd and 24th October, from 9h30 until midday / no need to reserve! / aimed at children up to the age of 6 years / more information: website and MBFF article / address: 7 chemin Calandrini, 1231, Conches, Switzerland / tel: +41(0)22 810 18 90 / parking: on route de Florissant, and then a short walk (or bring draisienne!) / price: 3CHF for children and adults 2+ years (bring Swiss cash if possible);


For a comprehensive list of museums & current temporary exhibitions au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond), see separate MBFF article: MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) . . . here are some ideas for the Toussaint holidays:

🏔 Musée Alpin (CHAMONIX) 🏔 

The wonderful Musée Alpin in Chamonix will have some activities and workshops planned for children & families over the Toussaint holidays . . .

© Musée Alpin
🏔 Le Musée Montagnard (LES HOUCHES) 🏔 

Check FB page for more information nearer the holidays . . .

Le Musée Montagnard aux Houches © montblancfamilyfun.com
💎 Espace Tairraz – Musée des Cristaux & Alpinisme (CHAMONIX) 💎 

Check FB page for information about re-opening and guided visits at the Espace Tairraz – Musée des Cristaux . . .

Espace Tairraz à Chamonix © montblancfamilyfun.com
🏔 La Maison du Lieutenant (SERVOZ) 🏔 

This superb hub of nature and creativity in Servoz will have a programme for the Toussaint holidays / check Servoz FB page nearer the holidays . . .

La Maison du Lieutenant, Servoz © C Gilbert
🕰 Musée de l’Horlogerie et du Décolletage (CLUSES) 🕰 

There are lots of thematic visits and animations for children and families at this museum dedicated to the industrial history of the Arve valley (and especially of clock-making and décolletage ) in Cluses / see website for more details;

🧬 La Turbine (CRAN-GEVRIER, near ANNECY) 🧬 

There are Toussaint activities planned at this super science hub near Annecy / see website for more details;

🐯 Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Genève & 🧬 Musée d’Histoire des Science (GENEVA) 🐯

There are various workshops scheduled over the Toussaint holidays / see here / MBFF article here;

🖼 MAMCO (Plainpalais, GENEVA) 🖼 

From 22nd ⇒25th October, there will be a ​Visite-Atelier, from 10h until 11h30 – visit exhibition l’Atelier depuis 19380 de Sarkis, and then L’Atelier d’aquarelle dans l’eau / for children 4+ years / FREE / inscriptions: visites@mamco.ch / more information here;

l’Atelier depuis 19380 © MAMCO
🇨🇭🖼 MAH – family visits (GENEVA) 🖼🇨🇭

There are several children’s and family visits scheduled at this super museum located near the Parc des Bastions and old town! / more information and agenda here; some workshops need an inscription! / there is a brilliant family area #MAHfamily, located next to the café and restaurant / MBFF article here;

special holiday programme: Les vacances qui donnent la patate

🇨🇭 Brick Live (Palexpo) 🇨🇭 
© Brick Live
🧬 Exploracentre (Plainpalais, GENEVA) 🧬 

🤖 Robots and more are on the agenda for the 🍂 Toussaint holiday workshops at this interactive museum for children! / more information on website (section Vacances) / good to know: Plainpalais is a superb, bustline and dynamic area of Geneva – here you will find family restaurants (and lots of international cuisine!), playgrounds and a skatepark, and other museums: MEG, MAMCO and more . . .

© Exploracentre


Language Learning au Pays du Mont-Blanc

Jeunes Diplomates (Megève) – Halloween party games and an escape game . . . 


🌈 Le Parc en Folie in Sallanches will be celebrating its 3rd birthday during these Toussaint holidays and there will be lots of activities scheduled / see FB page for more details nearer the holidays;

Toussaint programme © Le Parc en Folie

And, for more information about larger softplay and indoor play structures not too far from the Pays du Mont-Blanc, see separate MBFF article 🌈 Softplay & Bouncy Castles au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) . . .


In chronological order . . .

« Le mystère des pingouins » by Hiroyasu Ishida (Japan 2019) / length: 1h48 / ” Quand des pingouins apparaissent partout dans sa petite ville, semant au passage une joyeuse pagaille, le jeune Aoyama se dit qu’il y a là une enquête à mener. Ce studieux élève de CM1, accompagné de son meilleur ami, enrôle également sa rivale aux échecs et une énigmatique assistante dentaire pour percer le secret des pingouins. Mais ces petites bêtes ne sont que le premier signe d’une série d’événements extraordinaires. Commence alors pour le jeune garçon une aventure pleine de surprises… et de pingouins ! ” (Cinébus Les Houches) / price: members 4,50€, adults 5,50€, children 3,50€;

© Cinébus Les Houches

« Le Roi Lion » / price: adults 5€, children 4€;

© MJC Saint-Gervais

« Petite forêt » by IM Soon Rye (South Korea 2019) / length: 1h43 / ” Sur un coup de tête, elle décide de quitter la grande ville, laissant ses problèmes derrière elle. De retour au village, elle retrouve Jae-ha et Eun-sook, ses amis d’enfance. Alors que l’hiver se prépare, les journées de la jeune fille sont remplies de moments paisibles autour de repas préparés avec des ingrédients cultivés dans une nature préservée. Elle découvre peu à peu la véritable raison qui l’a poussée à revenir dans sa maison natale, où elle a vécu avec sa mère… ” (Cinébus Les Houches) / price: members 4,50€, adults 5,50€, children 3,50 €;

© Cinébus Les Houches

Wednesday 30th October, at 19h – 🎃 special Halloween horror film at Médiathèque Ange Abrate, for public 12+ years / FREE and no need to book! / address: Salle Polyvalente, Médiathèque Ange Abrate, Sallanches;

© Sallanches Tourisme / Mairie de Sallanches
Médiathèque Ange Abrate Sallanches © montblancfamilyfun.com

31st October 2019 – The Spielberg Halloween Part @ Monkey Bar (for adults!)

© Monkey Bar


. . . and some of the films to enjoy at the Vox cinema (Chamonix) and the Ciné Mont-Blanc (Sallanches) over the Toussaint holidays  . . .


In chronological order . . .

Saturday 19th October at 16h (Médiathèque Ange Abrate, Sallanches) Les Racontines storytelling, for all ages, in Salle de l’Heure du Conte

Wednesday 30th October at 15h AND 17h (Le Palais, Megève)spectacle jeunesse de théatre d’ombre et de papier: « Petit bleu petit jaune » by Compagnie Moitié Raison Moitié Folie / based on book by Leo Lionni, which explores joys and fears of friendship and delves into the question of difference . . . / for children 2 to 7 years / FREE and no need to sign up! / address: Auditorium du Palais, Megève;

( I shall update this list au fur et à mesure . . . )

See article 🍁 AUTUMN ACTIVITIES for families au Pays du Mont-Blanc for some ideas for day trips or weekends away during the Toussaint Holidays . . .

🍂🍁🎃 Bonnes Vacances de Toussaint !!! 🎃🍁🍂

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