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Saint-Gervais

Situated at the foot of Mont-Blanc and 20 minutes from bustling Chamonix, the spa resort of Saint-Gervais with its Baroque church and pedestrian areas has attracted tourists since 1806.

Set in a narrow river gorge halfway between Megève and Chamonix, the landscape is impressive wherever you look. This small Savoyard market town offers an excellent selection of interesting food shops, cosy bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Every Thursday morning in Saint-Gervais there is a superb genuine market

Among Saint Gervais’ attractions are thermal baths with spa treatments, a cinema, casino, and many outdoor activities available such as an Olympic skating rink or unforgettable walks and rambles with over 180km of marked paths and trails, including a Baroque footpath. There is also a great children’s club offering plenty of games and activities and you can visit a traditional old farmhouse with a trip to the Ecomuseum. Finally, an excursion up the mountain on the Mont-Blanc Tramway is not to be missed.

The Mont Blanc Tramway is one of the last rack & pinion trains in France although the locomotives are no longer steam powered. In summer, the Tramway takes you to the foot of the Bionnassay Glacier, the Nid d'Aigle, at an altitude of 2372 metres. From here experienced mountaineers can climb to the Tête Rousse and Goûter mountain huts, and the Mont Blanc.

Places of interest around Saint-Gervais

·          Chamonix: The world capital of mountaineering is only a short drive away. Very cosmopolitan it boasts first-rate leisure facilities and a huge range of shops and restaurants.

·          L’Aiguille du Midi is reached by cable car from Chamonix. The views from Europe’s highest cable car station (3842m) are literally breathtaking. From there you can walk back to the famous ‘Mer de Glace’ with ease and catch Montenvers train back to town.

·          During the course of you stay, discover the benefits of health and beauty spa treatments at the hot springs. Saint-Gervais is the only ‘Alti Forme’ resort in the Alps

·          Tramway du Mont Blanc

The Valmontjoie Leisure Pass

To gain access to even more activities and take full advantage of the Valmontjoie Valley, the resorts of Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines-Montjoie have teamed up to give you access to more leisure activities this summer. With your Valmontjoie Leisure Pass (Pass Loisirs Valmontjoie), you have unlimited access to:

- The summer ski lifts in the Evasion Domain,
- Swimming-pool of the thermal park,
- Les Pontets lake,
- The mini-golf courses,
- The biathlon or archery,
- The library,
- The Museum of Sacred Art

Prices:
Family Leisure Pass - Week: 99 € 
Adult Leisure Pass - Week: 49 €
Child Leisure Pass - Week: 39 €
(Family: 2 adults + 2 children (under 15) - 3rd child goes free. The 4th and 5th child (under 15): 10 € per child, week / season).

St Gervais Adventure Parc

Allée de l’Escalade - Parc Thermal - Le Fayet - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tel. +33 (0)6 61 84 39 09
www.parcouraventure-stgervais.fr  • thevenard.pierre@wanadoo.fr
Open
: during the Easter holidays and in June: ON RESERVATION.
From the end of June to early September from 10.00 to 18.00 except on Saturday morning.
A tree top adventure trail in the quiet and shade of the park in Le Fayet.
Rope ladders, swings, monkey bridges, suspended bridges, nets etc.
Great fun for all the family.

Baby circuit (age 2+) 5 €

Discovery circuit: Adult & child 12 €

Discovery circuit: Family of 3 11 €/pers

Sensational circuit 16 €

Adrenaline circuit 17 €

Enjoy a giant step of adventure! What jumps, runs and bounces? Come and try our spring-mounted stilts! Introductory sessions from 5 years upward.
Time: 1h30 10 €

St Gervais Walking

180 kilometres of trails and footpaths. Enjoy a family stroll or an alpine hike.

St Gervais Paragliding

A2L - Parapente
Ecole label FFVL et DDJS
Triball’Shop (opposite the cable-car)
74170 Saint-Gervais
Tel. +33 (0)6 85 52 13 03
www.A2L-parapente.com  • contact@A2L-parapente.com
No
vertigo and minimum physical effort on your part - dare to go on a 15- to 60-minute Caliente, Salsa or Fuego plane ride, accompanied by professional, qualified pilots (1st and 2nd level BEES). Every day, depending on the weather. Meet Sam Sperber, who has completed more than 16,000 tandem flights in 25 years, and his team opposite the cable car from April to October. Plenty of parking.
Caliente (12 a 20 min) per person from 65€

Salsa (35 a 40 min) per person from 95€

Fuego (50 a 60 min) per person from 115€

Video: per person from 25€

St Gervais Hot Air Balloon

Alpes Montgolfiere
Gerard Issartel
673, route du Val d’Arly - 74120 Praz-sur-Arly
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 55 50 60
www.alpes-montgolfiere.fr  - alpes.montgolfiere@wanadoo.fr
Open
7 days a week all year round. Minimum height required: 1m30.
1 person 260 €

Per person when at least 2 people enrol 240 €
1 child, age 7 to 14 years (under 40 kg and under 15) 180 €

St Gervais Swimming

Indoor swimming pool
Parc Thermal - Le Fayet - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 78 06 97
www.monpaysdumontblanc.fr  • centresportif.pmb@orange.fr
Open in July & August, every day except Sundays and bank holidays, from 14.00 to 19.00.Adult 3 €
Child under 12 2 €
Child under 5 Free of charge
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

St Gervais Aqua Centre

Saint-Gervais has also built a new aqua-centre for 2014. There is 25m long pool with music under water, a fun pool for families as well as a paddling pool for young children with a geyser and some water animals to play with. It will also include a wellness area with saunas, a steam room and a solarium.

St Gervais Minigolf

Avenue de Miage - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 93 41 83
Open every day from June to September. Closed when the weather is poor.
Opening times:
• June and September: 9.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 19.00
• July and August: 9.00 - 23.00
1 adult round 4,50 €
1 child round (under 16) 3,50 €

St Gervais Tennis 

Stage de Tennis

Emmanuelle Durand
Tél. +33 (0)6 08 10 50 46 - manou68@orange.fr
From 8th July to 31st August 2013. Minimum age: 4 years old. Course from Monday to Friday (minimum 4 people):
Mini-tennis (1hr/day) 70 €
Beginners and improvers (1.5 hrs./day) 115 €
Private or group lessons available.

St Gervais Fishing

Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 41 87
www.pechefaucigny-montblanc.com
Enjoy fishing in mountain lakes and streams. Fishing licence: fishing licence for sale at the Tourist Information Office in Saint-Gervais (Tel. +33 (0)4 50 47 76 08) or at the local newsagents.

St Gervais 2 Wheel All Terrain

Dirt Monster - Claude Penz Sports
Gare de la télécabine du Bettex - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 11 40
www.claudepenz-sports.cominfo@claudepenz-sports.com
Open from 20th June to 1st September
Discover the “Dirt Monster”, an all-terrain scooter with Quad tyres and disc brakes. Hurtle down the slopes of the ski resort after taking the Mont d’Arbois cable car. Helmets provided for safety.
Full day 30 €
1⁄2 day 22,50 €

St Gervais Scooters

394, avenue du Mont D’arbois - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tél. 04 50 47 71 39
Open from July to late August.
A fun, easy outing to enjoy the mountain in a very pleasant, relaxed way, in total freedom. So join in Saint-Gervais at the Booking Office at Tout Le Monde en Parle,
394 Avenue du Mont D’arbois. For ages 10 and up.

St Gervais Mountain Bike

You can ride freely on the mountain bike trails in Saint-Gervais, a peaceful way to discover the exceptional landscapes that surround Mont-Blanc! Follow the signposted circuits around the impressive natural sites. Each trail has its own special features. Whether you’re a novice or a mountain biking expert, there are many paths to choose from, so you can enjoy a new outing every time. Most of the trails can be accessed via the ski lifts, so you can enjoy a downhill mountain bike ride with minimum effort in the Evasion Domain or on the slopes of Le Prarion. We strongly recommend wearing a helmet!

MTB rental
193, avenue de Genève - Le Fayet - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tél./Fax +33 (0)4 50 78 13 11
Open from Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 19.30.
Closed on Sundays and bank holidays. 

Information and itineraries available from the Tourist Office.

ADVENTURES Payraud - Session Raft

Rafting - Kayak raft - Hydrospeed - Canoraft - Canyoning
Benjamin Payraud
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 63 63 - Fax +33 (0)4 50 78 13 12
www.sessionraft.fr  • contact@sessionraft.fr
Open from 15th April to 30th September, 2013.
From a simple outing to a sporty descent, the team at Session Raft are eager to share their passion for white water sports in the local rapids: rafting, hydro speed, canoraft & inflatable kayaks on the rivers in the Mont-Blanc region.
Rafting per child 25 €
Rafting per adult 35 €
Kayak-Raft/pers. 35 €
Hydrospeed/pers. 40 €
Canoraft/pers. 35 €
Canyoning/pers. 65 €

St Gervais Hike with a donkey

Randonnée avec un âne Hiking with a donkey
Les Ânes Montagnards
55, chemin du Creux - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tél. +33 (0)6 51 28 56 35
www.lesanesmontagnards.com  • xavier.tuaz-torchon@lesaem.org
Open from 15th June to late September at Crozat in Bionnassay.
Spring and autumn in Saint-Gervais. Opening times: 9.00 - 18.00.
In solo or with a professional, discover the joys of hiking with a donkey. Discover the charms of Saint-Gervais with a pack donkey.
In summer the base camp is situated in Bionnassay, an authentic alpine hamlet and departure point for numerous hikes.
Dolly, Nestor, Momie, Léon and all our 4 legged friends await to share an exceptional adventure. 

Solo from €10, guided from €20 per hour.

St Gervais Indoor ice skating

77, impasse Cascade - 74170 SAINT-GERVAIS
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 50 02

Indoor Ice skating rink
Opening hours for public sessions:
From 6th to 12th May: from 10.00 to 12.00*, from 15.00 to 18.00* and from 20.00 to 22.00*. Tuesdays and Thursdays: from 15.00 to 18.00* and from 20.00 to 22.00*.
From 16th to 29th June: from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00*.
From 30th June to 6th July: from 10.00 to 12.00*, from 16.00 to 18.00* and from 20.00 to 22.00*.
From 7th to 27th July: from 17.00 to 19.00* and from 21.00 to 23.00*. Sundays: from 16.00 to 18.00*.
From 28th July to 1st September: from 16.00 to 18.00* and from 20.00 to 22.00*.
*Opening times may be modified depending on events.
Adult 4,50 €
Child under 16 3,50 €
Skate hire 3,50 €

St Gervais Bungee jumping

Come and enjoy a bungee jump from the new Saint-Gervais Bridge. A rather special way of seeing the Bonnant Gorges, with professional supervision.
Contact the Tourist Office for more information.

Saint Gervais Spa

Saint-Gervais natural spring water
Saint-Gervais natural spa water springs from Mont-Blanc at a constant temperature of 40°.

Spa Circuit

The Mont-Blanc Baths are a unique experience dedicated to your health and well-being. A modern 1000m2 decor is conducive to deep relaxation and reflective of the mineral properties of Mont-Blanc water renowned for the past 200 years. The 2 ½ hour spa circuit is composed of three different stages.

Free of charge!
• To prolong this exclusive spa experience, a beauty therapist will massage your face for 2 to 3 minutes with Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Spa Water Moisturiser!
• For optimal recovery, help yourself to a choice of herbal teas, dried fruits and fresh fruits of the season.

Ice Spa
999, avenue de Miage - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 93 99 70
www.icespa.fr  • florian@icespa.fr  

Open 7 days a week from 15th June to 15th September, 12.00 - 21.00.
Late night opening with a meal on request.
Latest generation venue: Sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi, water bed, fun showers, outside Jacuzzi, Lounge Bar, relaxing cocktail evenings.
Massage: Californian, Hot Stone, deep tissue, Ayurvedic, candle, exfoliating, face treatments, etc. Carried out by our team of professionals.
Themed evenings, special events, promotional offers, etc.
Ice Spa Ritual: 1 x 30 min. massage + 1 exfoliation or 1 face treatment + 1 x 2 hr. access to the Ice Spa 89 €
Meal + relaxation 27 €

Tramway du Mont Blanc

Tramway du Mont-Blanc Mont-Blanc Tramway
Gare TMB - Saint-Gervais / Le Fayet
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 53 22 75
www.compagniedumontblanc.com
Open from 15th June to 29th September.

More commonly known as the TMB, the Mont-Blanc Tramway enables you to access some of the most extraordinary panoramic views. It is the departure point to numerous alpine hiking itineraries of which certain give access to high altitude. For a family walk or a sporty outing, there are plenty of reasons to ride this legendary rack and pinion train. Discover a variety of alpine landscapes along the journey and some of the most sumptuous views from the top. More than a simple excursion, a true discovery!

On board the last train of the day, go for an unforgettable experience! Accompanied or not by a mountain leader, discover the scenic beauty of dusk to dawn enjoying the warm welcome of the first refuge on the “Voie Royale”, the Refuge du Nid d’Aigle.
TMB + ½ board refuge + mountain leader from 89,60 € per adult
TMB + ½ board refuge), without a mountain leader 69,60 € per adult

St Gervais Climbing

Companie des Guides et des Accompagnateurs
www.guides-mont-blanc.com
Climbing
and Mid-range Mountains
Children: the guides offer weekly climbing courses with 3 half-days on the learner slopes of Le Fayet.
Price per session 40€
Adults: from 3 hours to full-days or as 2-day courses. The Massif has plenty of opportunities for learning and improving.
2-day courses 235 €

Chemins d’en Haut
51, impasse de la Chaudanne - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tél. +33 (0)6 08 23 76 00
www.cheminsdenhaut.frsylvie.marsigny@gmail.com
Varied programme of hikes for all levels of experience.
Monday morning: Medicinal and Culinary Plants hike
Tuesday: Between two glaciers: the Mont Vorassay Tour
Wednesday afternoon: The World of Red Ants. Walk for 5 to 10 year olds accompanied by an adult.
Thursday: Panoramic Mont-Blanc hike (Grand Croisse-Baulet, Aiguillette des Houches, etc.)
Friday: Inside the Valmontjoie Valley, the Rocks speak... (Col de la Fenêtre, Lac Jovet, etc.)
Half day 20 € per adult
Day 30 per adult

Experience the new climbing centre in the pile on the right bank of the new Saint-Gervais Bridge. Discover all the paths in this unusual climbing room, with a tutor or on your own! Contact the M.J.C in Saint-Gervais for more information: +33 (0)4 50 47 73 40.

St Gervais Casino

Rond-point des Cristaux - Route de l’Artisanat
Le Fayet - 74170 Saint-Gervais
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 47 59 88 - Fax +33 (0)4 50 78 44 32
700m² of pure amusement. Open all year round, 7 days a week from 11.00 to 2.00 Sunday to Thursday and 11.00 to 3.00 on Friday, Saturday and evenings
before bank holidays.

The team at the casino invites you to enjoy 60 one-arm bandits and 2 Texas Hold’hem Poker tables. Over 18s only.
Bar Restaurant - Open from Thursday to Monday evening. Service until 23.00. Open to all the family.

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.    

Saint-Gervais Tourist Office     
(May, June, September): 9h-12h and 14h30-18h30. Closed sundays and bank hols
(July and August): 9h-19h everyday.
From 13/07 to 17/08/2013 inclusive: open saturdays from 9h to 19h30.    
Maison de Saint-Gervais - 43, rue du Mont-Blanc
74170 Saint-Gervais
Tél. +33 (0)4 50 47 76 08 • Fax +33 (0)4 50 47 75 69 www.saintgervais.com  • tourisme@saintgervais.com

9 Bars, 20 restaurants (St Gervais and surrounding areas), shops, a cinema with 2 screens, casino, and a youth club.

There is also a nightclub in the centre of the village, right below the Tourist board office: ‘Le Duplex’.

Secteur du Prarion
La Charme Christian & Claudy Fournier
Tél. +33 (0)6 10 24 24 53
Sale of goats’ cheese and farmhouse snacks. Open from late June to mid September 2013.

Le Chalet des Grands Prés
Tél. +33 (0)6 19 17 03 65 - denis.pelloux74@orange.fr
From 1st July to 31st August 2013. A former shepherd’s chalet surrounded by pasture, located at an altitude of 1,500m. Panoramic view over the Mont-Blanc chain, the Les Fiz chain and the Aravis chain. Midday meal provided. Farcement (potato loaf with bacon, dried fruit and spices) is available from Tuesday to Saturday (reservations before midday the day before). Salad, Alpine hash, charcuterie, omelettes, etc. Easy to reach (30 min).

Restaurants in St Gervais (others available in surrounding villages)

4 Épices +33 (0)4 50 47 75 75
Bistrot Le Saint Ger +33 (0)4 50 53 98 31
Brasserie du Mont-Blanc +33 (0)4 50 90 44 84
Brasserie du Tramway du Mont-Blanc +33 (0)4 50 78 09 78
Café Rodolphe +33 (0)4 50 96 53 80
L’Affiche +33 (0)4 50 93 16 53
L’Édelweiss +33 (0)9 83 24 75 86
L’Éterle +33 (0)4 50 93 64 30
La Pizza Pava +33 (0)4 50 90 44 59
Le BistrotSérac +33 (0)4 50 98 43 35
Le Corti +33 (0)4 50 47 78 42
Le Four Restaurant Grill +33 (0)4 50 78 14 16
Le Galeta Restaurant Montagnard +33 (0)4 50 93 16 11
Le Royal +33 (0)4 50 91 32 44
Le Sérac Gastronomique +33 (0)4 50 93 80 50 (Le Sérac has earned it first Michelin star in 2014)
Le Troubadour +33 (0)4 50 47 76 41
Lou Grangni +33 (0)4 50 47 76 39
Pur +33 (0)4 50 18 62 76
Val Joly & Spa Hôtel-Restaurant +33 (0)4 50 93 43 31

Takeaway food

L’Annexe +33 (0)4 50 93 55 62
L’Edelweiss +33 (0)9 83 24 75 86
L’Éterle - Pizzeria +33 (0)4 50 93 64 30
La Brasserie du Mont-Blanc +33 (0)4 50 90 44 84
La Brasserie du TMB +33 (0)4 50 78 09 78
La Pizza Pava +33 (0)4 50 90 44 59
Pizzeria “Tout le Monde en Parle” +33 (0)4 50 47 71 39

Mountain restaurants (accessible via foot or cable car)

Le Bettex
La Causette +33 (0)4 50 93 13 92
La Ferme de l’Avenaz +33 (0)4 50 93 12 35
Le Boitet (hiver) +33 (0)4 50 93 14 58
Les Grands Prés +33 (0)6 19 17 03 65
Les Communailles
La Grand Montaz +33 (0)4 50 93 12 29
La Ravière +33 (0)4 50 93 15 71
Mont d’Arbois
Chez la Tante +33 (0)4 50 90 80 18
Espace Mont Joux +33 (0)4 50 58 99 67
L’Idéal 1850 +33 (0)4 50 21 31 26
Sous les Freddy’s +33 (0)6 99 49 17 70
Terrasse du Freddy +33 (0)6 69 25 14 62
Untitled +33 (0)4 50 93 05 84
Le Mont Joly
Chalet du Mont Joly +33 (0)4 50 93 10 10
Col de Voz a / Bellevue / Prarion
La Cha +33 (0)4 50 54 30 45
La Chalette +33 (0)6 80 51 06 26
La Tanière +33 (0)4 50 93 42 57
Le Courant d’air +33 (0)4 50 54 44 04
Prarion
Refuge du Fioux +33 (0)4 50 93 52 43
Snack du Col de Voza +33 (0)4 50 54 44 65
Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce
Chez Ernestine (hiver) + 33 (0)4 50 93 13 08
Le Gouet (hiver) + 33 (0)4 50 93 20 97
Le P’tit Riquet +33 (0)6 81 86 07 42
Porcherey +33 (0)6 80 64 01 43
Snack le Schuss + 33 (0)4 50 93 21 93


By Road:

Driving distance from Calais to Saint Gervais 545 miles or 7hrs30

By Rail:

Direct TGV from Paris to Saint-Gervais
Saint-Gervais/Le Fayet railway station Tel. +33 836 35 35 35

Connecting TGV trains to Annecy and Geneva.
More information at any train station in France, by phone (from France): 0891 67 68 00 or Internet

Airports:

Geneva Airport is 86km from Saint Gervais (1 hour)
www.gva.ch/en  

Chambery Airport 124km (1 ¼ hours)
www.chambery-airport.com

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 206km from Saint Gervais (2 hours)
www.lyonairport.com

Grenoble Airport is 214km from St Gervais (2 hours)
www.grenoble-airport.com

Regular bus transfers from GVA to Le Fayet (nr St Gervais) via SAT bus,
40, place de la gare
74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Tel: +33(0)450530115
http://www.sat-montblanc.com

Getting around the area

‘Mont-Blanc Express’ Train. The SNCF-CFF Saint Gervais-Chamonix-Martigny line serves all the villages from Saint Gervais/Le Fayet to Martigny (Switzerland), via Servoz, Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentière and Vallorcine. Use of the rail network between Servoz and Vallorcine is free of charge on presentation of a carte d’hôte.
Free travel on trains applies only to journeys starting and ending at stations between Servoz and Vallorcine.
Trains run hourly every day from 7am to 9pm. In France, no more than 5 bicycles may be taken on board a train.
During peak times, SNCF staff reserve the right to refuse to allow bicycles on trains.
In Switzerland, a fee is charged for carrying bicycles on trains.

The resort offers a shuttle bus service between villages and around Saint Gervais town centre. Prices from €1/day, €5/week and €20/season.

Airport transfer

Need an Airport Transfer? Prices from £89 per person based on 4 sharing a private return taxi from Geneva Airport to St Gervais. Call our reservations team for details on 0844 576 0170 or email reservations@peakretreats.co.uk

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