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Insee code74208
AltitudeFrom 542 to 2880 meters
Surface80.03 km²
Population11943 inhabitants
Density149 inhabitants/km²


National labelsDomancy at 5.1 km (9 min)
Chief townAnnecy (at 82 km, 53 min)Sallanches at 5.6 km (10 min)
DepartmentHaute-SavoieSaint-Gervais-les-Bains at 7.7 km (14 min)
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Passy, Base Camp Nature Recreation in the Mont-Blanc. Vast territory, the municipality organized tourism activity according to its natural, around two major areas:

The resort winter / summer Plaine-Joux, Gateway Nature Reserve Passy, leaving many walks, including the Tour of Fiz (3 to 5 days walking), paragliding site renowned ski resort and Recreational Snow exceptional view of the chain of Mont Blanc and Fiz. The Tourism Office highlights this Tour through numerous communication activities including the Trail of the Tour of Fiz, every year at the end of July at the event: Day of Base Camp.

The leisure of the Islands around Lake Passy, facing Mont Blanc, is conducive to the sport and leisure opportunities: including the organization of the International Triathlon Mont Blanc, which has become one of the essential events of the Mont-Blanc. It attracts more and more numerous athletes and spectators (in 2010, 631 enrolled and 53% increase).


  • Passy has classified sites :
  • The nature of Green Lake (accessible on foot in winter, by car or on foot the rest of the year), the waterfall Chedde from the village of Chedde on the road in the hamlet of Joux.
  • Site Platé 2000 m : accessible by hiking ( shelter in place ), the largest karst desert in Europe, where flora and fauna abound mountain.
  • Culturally :
  • The sanatorium past the Assy Plateau during the first half of the 20th century led to the construction of a single church of Contemporary Sacred Art : works by Matisse, Chagall, Léger, Lurgat, Bonnard or Richier rub shoulders in a building designed by architect Novarina.
  • A second art project " Sculptures Mountain in 1973 " was originally the route of Contemporary Sculpture, along which you can admire today nine monumental sculptures including Feraud, Semser Calder...
  • Leisure Islands around Lake Passy : basics of white water sports, children's activities ( in the trees, miniature boats, swimming, quad... ).
  • Charming Nature Reserve Passy and activities : nature.
  • Grandfather Nature Trail for children and families, slideshows, films, transparent hive, stuffed animals, children's summer activities.
  • Tour des Fiz.
  • Sports activities : hiking, climbing, paragliding, white water rafting, canyoning, adventure course in the trees, horse riding, tennis, miniature electric boats, ATV, karting, paintball, swimming...
  • Discover the magnificent waterfall of heart Chedde.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Chedde
Information pointsTourist Office of Passy
Leisure centresSki Resort Passy Plaine Joux
MonumentsChurch Notre-Dame-de-Toute-Grâce
Natural sitesAiguille Peak of Varens,   Headland of Platé,   Headland of the Colloney,   Lake of Anterne,   Pass of Anterne


  • End of January: Feast of Goblins in Plaine -Joux in 2015 combined with the 50th anniversary of the station.
  • End of February: The day of the Base Camp White Plaine -Joux.
  • Winter holidays : Thursdays Base Camp.
  • July: Day Lake Passy.
  • Late July: The day of the Base Camp trail : Quechua Tour Fiz.
  • In August, Book Fair Mountain Passy.
  • Late August: International Triathlon Mont Blanc at Lake Passy. In 2015 an additional half ironman race.
  • September: Association Forum at Parvis des Fiz and Sports Day at Lake Passy.
  • September: European Heritage Days.


  • Gorges Diozas Servoz - Cascade Arpenaz Magland - hiking in the mountains from multiple Assy Plaine Joux and chalets Curala, Varan refuge, refuge Platé, Anterne refuge Pormenaz Lake, Lake Anterne.
  • Visit the spa park and thermal baths of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains ; public sports center, rock climbing.
  • Ascent of the Eagle's Nest at 2600 m with Mont Blanc tramway rack from Saint- Gervais le Fayet ( station). We arrive at the edge of the glacier Bionassay, route of normal access route to Mont Blanc by shelters Tête Rousse and Taste.
  • In winter, outdoor rinks in Sallanches, Les Houches.
  • Activities endlessly varied, accessible quickly by joining the stations of Saint- Gervais, Combloux, Megève, Les Houches, Servoz and of course the world capital of mountaineering Chamonix which is only 20 km.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Relaxation at a colourful, musical spaWellbeing25 €Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (5.2 km)
Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing lessonsSports sensationsFrom 33 € to 58 €Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (14.2 km)
Visit to the Fairy-tale House EntertainmentFrom 4.50 € to 6 €Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe (17.8 km)
Adventure trail in the Dodes ForestSports sensations21 €Le Grand-Bornand (20 km)

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Lake PassyLake Passy
Passy Plaine -Joux in winterPassy Plaine -Joux in winter
Lake PormenazLake Pormenaz
Cascade CheddeCascade Chedde
Church of Our Lady of All Grace, architect M. NovarinaChurch of Our Lady of All Grace, architect M. Novarina
La Porte du Soleil A. FeraudLa Porte du Soleil A. Feraud
Paragliding in Plaine- JouxParagliding in Plaine- Joux
Refuge de Varan ( © C.Martelet )Refuge de Varan ( © C.Martelet )
Triathlon Mont Blanc PassyTriathlon Mont Blanc Passy
Logo Base CampLogo Base Camp
Col AnterneCol Anterne
Lake AnterneLake Anterne
Plaine Joux stationPlaine Joux station
station and Mont Blancstation and Mont Blanc
snowshoeing to Ayièresnowshoeing to Ayière



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French cuisine restaurantLes Roches Fleuries : le '1786'  
COTTAGE CHIC - Located in the village of Cordon, with its panoramic view of the Mont Blanc, '1786' and its gourmet restaurant team invite you to discover a 'chic' atmosphere, the charm...
Located 6.1 km from Passy35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Gorges de la Diosaz  
A WORD FROM THE CHEF - 'I invite you to discover my kitchen, generous and harmonious. French cuisine, seasonal, made from fresh quality products, enhanced with a touch of modernism....
Located 6.4 km from Passy34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Ferme de mon Père
AUTHENTIC - An authentic place smelling mountain while adorning its most chic attire, La Ferme de mon Père located in the beautiful resort of Megeve is a unique restaurant. Simplicity...
Located 8.2 km from Passy63 € per person 

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Farm with 2 bedroomsLa ferme du mont blanc    
At the foot of Mont Blanc Solange and her family welcome you in a renovated farmhouse in the village of Combloux. Both rooms are available: The room 'Vallot' with a bed and a bench...
Located 4.1 km from Passy60 € the double room 
Chalet with 4 bedroomsLou stalet au pays du mont blanc    
Megeve nearby cozy alpine chalet, 4 cottages are cozy and comfortable assuring you privacy. Enjoy superb breakfasts, sweet, salty. Panorama Mont Blanc to Aravis. A haven of peace in...
Located 5.9 km from PassyFrom 98 € to 110 € the double room 
Chalet with 2 bedroomsLe Chalet des Ecureuils  
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Located 14.3 km from PassyFrom 75 € to 85 € the double room 

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Apartment for 3 personsPetit appartement face au mont blanc 01  
At the heart of a village of Mont Blanc, at 1020 m altitude in the Plateau d'Assy, 5 km from the station Plaine Joux, winter skiing and summer mountain with all its activities, including...
Located in PassyFrom 210 € to 280 € per week 
Apartment for 3 personsPetit appartement face au mont blanc 02  
At the heart of a village of Mont Blanc, at 1020 m altitude in the Plateau d'Assy, 5 km from the station Plaine Joux, winter skiing and summer mountain with all its activities, including...
Located in PassyFrom 220 € to 290 € per week 
Chalet for 6 personsChalet du perret  
Old cottage for 6 persons (visible on the website) located in a quiet hamlet at 600 meters above sea level. 15 minutes walk from the resort of St Gervais les Bains le Fayet. About 20...
Located 2.4 km from PassyFrom 550 € to 725 € per week 

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22 places over 0,5 haAire de campig-car mont blanc   
Les Houches
Area or step staionnement facing the Mont Blanc countryside near the expressway a800 m from shops unique in the valley of Chamonix.
Located 10.8 km from Passy 

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Résidence Le Fontenay - Hotel in PassyRésidence Le Fontenay     
Le Fontenay is located 14 km from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains near the Plaine Joux ski resort and sport centre. The residence offers well equipped studios and apartments. All of the apartments...
Located in PassyRoom from 54 €
Hotel le Tourisme - Hotel in PassyHotel le Tourisme     
Offering panoramic views of Mont Blanc, this 2-star hotel is a 20-minute drive from Chamonix, Les Houches and St Gervais-les-Bains ski resorts. It offers a large outdoor terrace and...
Located in PassyRoom from 49 €
Le Bouchon des Aravis - Hotel in PassyLe Bouchon des Aravis    
Le Bouchon des Aravis is situated in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains. The colourful hotel has free Wi-Fi and an on-site restaurant. The hotel has guest rooms accommodating between 1 and 4 people....
Located 2.3 km from PassyRoom from 42 €

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Hôtel L'Heliopic Sweet and Spa
In Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Hôtel L'Heliopic Sweet and Spa features a 500-m2 Spa with Turkish steam bath, ice cave, indoor swimming pool, tepidarium and sauna....
Royal Rochebrune
Royal Rochebrune, located 70 km from Geneva, is at the foot of Megève’s 450 km network of ski slopes and 60 metres from Rochebrune...
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