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Passy

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Passy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie
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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).

Geographical information

MunicipalityPassy
Postcode74190
Tourism labels
Latitude45.9233920 (N 45° 55’ 24”)
Longitude6.6849190 (E 6° 41’ 6”)
AltitudeFrom 542m to 2880m
Surface area80.03 km²
Population11943 inhabitants
Density149 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (82 km, 53 min)
Insee code74208
IntercommunalityCC Pays du Mont-Blanc
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Domancy5.1 km (9 min)
Sallanches5.6 km (10 min)
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains7.7 km (14 min)
Servoz7.8 km (13 min)
Cordon9.9 km (17 min)
Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce10.4 km (18 min)
Combloux11.1 km (19 min)
Magland13.9 km (17 min)
Demi-Quartier14.5 km (24 min)
Les Houches15.7 km (17 min)
Megève16 km (24 min)
Les Contamines-Montjoie16.3 km (26 min)
Cluses20 km (19 min)
Praz-sur-Arly20 km (29 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Lake Passy
Lake Passy
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Passy Plaine -Joux in winter
Passy Plaine -Joux in winter
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Lake Pormenaz
Lake Pormenaz
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Cascade Chedde
Cascade Chedde
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Church of Our Lady of All Grace, architect M. Novarina
Church of Our Lady of All Grace, architect M. Novarina
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La Porte du Soleil A. Feraud
La Porte du Soleil A. Feraud
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Paragliding in Plaine- Joux
Paragliding in Plaine- Joux
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Refuge de Varan ( © C.Martelet )
Refuge de Varan ( © C.Martelet )
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Triathlon Mont Blanc Passy
Triathlon Mont Blanc Passy
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Logo Base Camp
Logo Base Camp
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Assy
Assy
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Col Anterne
Col Anterne
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Lake Anterne
Lake Anterne
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Plaine Joux station
Plaine Joux station
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station and Mont Blanc
station and Mont Blanc
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snowshoeing to Ayière
snowshoeing to Ayière
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Weather

Saturday 30 may
Min. 5°C - Max. 12°C
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Sunday 31 may
Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C
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Monday 1 june
Min. 8°C - Max. 15°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing lessons
Sports sensations33 € to 58 € Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (14.2 km)
Visit to the Fairy-tale House
Entertainment450 € to 6 € Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe (17.8 km)
Paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations90 € Lathuile (40 km)
Unusual walk or snowshoe hike
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 25 € Saxel (43 km)
Sightseeing safari on Lake Annecy
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 40 € Annecy (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Traversée Col de Barmerousse - refuge de Platé
HikeEasy7h00Passy
Climb to the Varen Mountain Refuge Hut & Chalets
HikeEasy4h10Passy
Climb to the Désert de Platé
HikeEasy5h15Passy
Snowshoes itinerary : l'Alpage de Prapacot
Snowshoe hikeEasy2h00Combloux (4.7 km)
Hike : Lac de Pormenaz
HikeEasy3h25Passy

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels