BUGGY WALKS : a springtime stroll in Sallanches

🌸 Springtime has arrived . . . and while I dream of one day being in Japan for its famous 🌸 springtime cherry blossoms, for now I am excited to share this little 🏛 Sallanches town stroll with you. While there is still snow on the higher altitude walks, why not take a leisurely amble through the streets of Sallanches, enjoy the 🌸 spring blossoms, and discover a little history as … Continue reading BUGGY WALKS : a springtime stroll in Sallanches

Festival « Les Enfants d’Abord » (SALLANCES)

As residents of Sallanches, we have watched the 🎭 children’s festival « Les Enfants d’Abord » get bigger and better each year! (the festival has now been running for a quarter of a century, with a couple of years of absence due to Covid!). Over 4 days, every afternoon and evening (15h30 until 18h30) the pedestrian streets of Sallanches, as well as the quais, the Pré de … Continue reading Festival « Les Enfants d’Abord » (SALLANCES)

Lacs des Ilettes (SALLANCHES)

Officially known as the Base de Loisir des Ilettes, the 💦 Lacs des Ilettes actually consist of three lakes and this is a popular place year-round for locals to come for a stroll en famille, 🚵‍♀️ for a bike ride, 🐶 a dog-walk (permitted around the 3rd lake), 🎣 fishing, 🏃‍♂️ or a jog and workout. In ☀️ summertime, the middle lake is a popular choice for swimmers and … Continue reading Lacs des Ilettes (SALLANCHES)

SOFTPLAY & INDOOR PLAY au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond)

🏔 Au Pays du Mont-Blanc, we are lucky to have 🌈 a softplay option in the industrial zone of Sallanches for those ☔️ RAINY DAYS all year round . . . and in the ☀️ summer months, plenty of bouncy castles spring up in lovely locations too . . . And further afield in the 🇫🇷 Arve Valley and beyond, there are some 🌈 larger softplay and 🤸 indoor play … Continue reading SOFTPLAY & INDOOR PLAY au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond)

The BEAUTIFUL QUAIS of the Sallanche river (SALLANCHES)

A walk along the 💦 quais in Sallanches makes for a perfect buggy walk or stroll with a toddler on a draisienne any time of year! It is especially lovely in later springtime, to see the chestnut trees blossoming and in summer, to sit at a restaurant or café terrace. But it is also lovely in winter, to enjoy the sparkling Christmas lights ! [ ⇒ … Continue reading The BEAUTIFUL QUAIS of the Sallanche river (SALLANCHES)

Château des Rubins – Observatoire des Alpes (SALLANCHES)

Set in 🏰 a historic 14th century château seigneurial (noble stronghold), located just behind ⛪️ the Eglise Saint-Jacques and next to the entrance to 💦 the Gorges du Lévaud in Sallanches, the 🏰 Château des Rubins – Observatoire des Alpes is a museum dedicated to 🏔 the Alps (and mountains in general)! The museum recently re-opened to the public, after an extensive 2 year renovation programme ! … Continue reading Château des Rubins – Observatoire des Alpes (SALLANCHES)

Sallanches & Domancy PLAYGROUNDS

Sallanches has 🌈 four fantastic playgrounds, and we used to visit them regularly when the boys were small (less these days!). In addition, there is also a softplay centre in the industrial zone of Sallanches, called 🌈 Le Parc en Folie. Domancy has a 🌈 small playground next to the town hall. Sallanches playgrounds There are 🌈 TWO playgrounds in the centre of Sallanches: Aire de Jeux des … Continue reading Sallanches & Domancy PLAYGROUNDS