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

Last summer, 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 © montblancfamilyfun.com

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!

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


Nearby PLAYGROUNDS

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!).

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Playground near Arly-Plage © montblancfamilyfun.com

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!

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Arly-Plage © montblancfamilyfun.com

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

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Buvette des Belles © Haute Savoie Tourisme

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

La K-Bane restaurant © montblancfamilyfun.com
La K-Bane restaurant © montblancfamilyfun.com

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!


Outdoor Art

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

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 Berges d’Arly art © montblancfamilyfun.com
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Berges d’Arly art © montblancfamilyfun.com

Practical Information

🅿️ parking: Parking des Varins;

Parking des Varins © Praz-sur-Arly Tourisme

🚗 getting there by car: follow the signs to ❄️ the Front de Neige and the 🅿️ Parking des Varins;

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