ARLY-PLAGE & BERGES d’ARLY: the perfect spot for splashing & paddling ! (PRAZ-sur-ARLY)

A couple of summers ago, on ☀ a very hot day, I finally ventured to 💦 Arly-Plage for some river fun with the boys . . .

We’d visited 🌈 the Base de Loisirs des Belles several times, and we’d been ⛷ skiing in Praz-sur-Arly, but we’d never gone for 💦 a paddle and a splash around in the shallow Arly river!

Arly-Plage ©

Arly-Plage: splashing fun

The 💦 Arly river runs through Praz-sur-Arly, and it is shallow enough for small children to paddle about! (disclaimer: NEVER leave children unattended next to water!).

You’ll find two sections of the river particularly suitable for young children: 🏖 Arly-Plage. Here, you’ll find grey sand for digging, and pebbles a-plenty!

My two boys spent hours here, pretending that they were 🏞🐊 Amazon explorers and carrying out scientific experiments (ie which flip-flop floated faster!).

Arly-Plage ©


Another great feature of 🏖 Arly-Plage is its proximity to TWO playgrounds!

🌈 Base de Loisirs des Belles – this playground is fabulous, and has so much to keep little (and bigger!) ones entertained! For more information, see MBFF article here;

🌈  small playground by the Arly river – a short buggy walk along the Berges d’Arly will bring you to the second playground, which is suitable for little ones (but not bigger children!).

Playground near Arly-Plage ©

Eating Options

The 💦 Berges d’Arly are well set-up for 🍏 picnics! You’ll find picnic tables and lots of green grass to spread your picnic blankets! You’ll also find some 🍗 BBQ grills!

Arly-Plage ©

🍪 Buvette de Belles – at the Base de Loisirs des Belles, you’ll find a café for snacks and drinks!

Buvette des Belles © Haute Savoie Tourisme

🥞 K-Bane – on the front de neige, you’ll find this restaurant!

La K-Bane restaurant ©
La K-Bane restaurant ©

You also have plenty of options for 🥗 restaurants in town!

Walking and Biking

The 💦 Berges d’Arly are fabulous for strolling (and 🚵‍♂️ draisiennes and biking for little ones) . . . there is lots of 🌳 shade and the path is flat!

There is a little bike park down by the river, and the paths are perfect for a buggy walk !

Plaine des Belles buggy walk © Praz-sur-Arly Tourisme

Outdoor Art

You’ll sometimes find 🖼 artwork adorning your stroll along 💦 the Berges d’Arly . . .

 Berges d’Arly art ©
Berges d’Arly art ©

Practical Information

🅿️ parking: Parking des Varins;

getting there by car: follow signs to Front de Neige & Parking des Varins !

Parking des Varins © Praz-sur-Arly Tourisme

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