Festival « Les Enfants d’Abord » (Sallanches)

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 24 years!). Over 4 days – this year from Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th August 2019 – every afternoon and evening (15h30 until 18h30) the pedestrian streets of Sallanches, as well as the quais, the Pré de Foire, the Place de … Continue reading Festival « Les Enfants d’Abord » (Sallanches)

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)

[ during these Covid days, please check opening hours and regulations for these establishments (reservations, restricted numbers, mask-wearing, pass sanitaire ] 🏔 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 (separate … 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 (see MBFF article 🌸 BUGGY WALKS – Sallanches springtime family stroll here for a suggested route). All is very compact in the 🏛 centre of Sallanches – so you can take in (and all in one morning or afternoon visit, thought be sure to … Continue reading The BEAUTIFUL QUAIS of the Sallanche river (SALLANCHES)

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 walk 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

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 has just re-opened to the public, after an extensive 2 year renovation … Continue reading Château des Rubins – Observatoire des Alpes (SALLANCHES)


Sallanches has 🌈 four fantastic playgrounds, and we visit them regularly! In addition, there is also a softplay centre in the industrial zone of Sallanches, called 🌈 Le Parc en Folie. There are 🌈 TWO playgrounds in the centre of town: Aire de Jeux des Quais This playground has recently been renovated (sadly, the popular fire engine has now gone!) . . . it is located next to … Continue reading Sallanches PLAYGROUNDS