Saint Gervais Les Bains, Haute-Savoie: tourism & sightseeing

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Saint Gervais is an attractive alpine village and ski resort which which  sits between its more famous neighbours of Chamonix and Megeve.

Exploring Saint Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais is an attractive small town which sits in a splendid location with views out to the magnificent Mont Blanc. It has an attractive church and attractive alpine style hotels and houses.

From Saint Gervais/Le Fayet you can board the Mont Blanc Tram (TMB) which takes you up to the 'Eagles Nest' On Mont Blanc at an altitude of 2,372 meters. The views from here are outstanding and it is the starting point for many hiking trails and climbing expeditions.

You can also take a cable car from Saint Gervais to the Plateau of Bettex and Mont d'Arbois for some more stunning views. There are also restaurants allowing you to relax and really enjoy the view. Bettex is the start of the skiable areas close to Saint Gervais.

There is also a spa - Les Thermes de Saint Gervais.  As well as offering relaxing massages , indoor and outdoor baths, saunas etc., the Thermes of Saint Gervais are the second most important in Europe for dermatological conditions and its waters are also especially good for respiratory problems.

Winter  Activities

Saint Gervais has over 60km of ski runs and is also close to other ski resorts such as Megeve and Chamonix. All levels are catered for and snowboarding is also possible.

Summer Activities

The village is an important starting point for mountain climbers hoping to reach the summit of Mont Blanc. The Voie Royal departs from here and is the most direct access to the summit. Saint Gervais offers a 4 day relaxed climb to the summit with a guide. See the tourist office for prices and details.

There are a whole range of water related sports that you can take part in, including white water rafting, hydrospeed, and kayaking.

If you are looking for a really special view over the area then hot air ballooning and para-gliding are both available.

In the summer there is an indoor ice-rink.

Close to Saint Gervais

Baroque Art has been a dominant style in the area and the Baroque footpath is a trail which passes ten churches and chapels in the Baroque style. This starts at Saint Gervais and encompasses some of the neighbouring villages.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Haute-Savoie guide and the Rhone-Alpes guide.

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Address: Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Bonneville, Rhone-Alpes, 74170, France || GPS: latitude 45.893333, longitude 6.713889

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Sallanches: recommended detour (8 km)
  • Megeve: ville fleurie 4* (8 km)
  • Le Brévent: site of natural beauty (11 km)
  • Glacier des Bossons: site of natural beauty (12 km)
  • Lac Cornu: site of natural beauty (13 km)
  • Lac d'Anterne: site of natural beauty (13 km)
  • Mont Blanc: site of natural beauty (13 km)
  • Aiguille du Midi: site of natural beauty (14 km)
  • Montenvers: site of natural beauty (16 km)
  • Mer de Glace: site of natural beauty (18 km)
  • Col de Romme: site of natural beauty (19 km)
  • Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval: most beautiful village (19 km)

Market days in Saint Gervais Les Bains, France

Regular market(s) are held in Saint Gervais Les Bains each Thursday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at Saint Gervais Les Bains (Francais)