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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, the Base Camp Leisure Nature in the Mont Blanc. Vast territory, the municipality organized the tourist activity according to its natural assets, around two major poles:

The winter / summer resort of Plaine-Joux, gateway to the nature reserve of Passy, starting many hikes, including the Tour des Fiz (3 to 5 days of walking), renowned paragliding site, ski resort and snow leisures with the exceptional sight on the chains of Mont-Blanc and Fiz. The Tourist Office highlights this Tour thanks to many communication actions including the Trail of the Tour des Fiz, every year at the end of July during the event: the Day of the Base Camp.

The leisure center of the islands around Lake Passy, facing Mont Blanc, is conducive to sports and leisure activities varied including the organization of the International Triathlon of Mont Blanc, which has become one of the essential events of the Mont Blanc country. It attracts more and more numerous athletes and spectators (in 2010, 631 registered and 53% of progression).

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
Population11485 inhabitants
Density143 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAnnecy (51 mi, 53 min)
Insee code74208
IntercommunalityCC Pays du Mont-Blanc
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
TerritoryAlps
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Domancy3.2 mi (9 min)
Sallanches3.5 mi (10 min)
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains4.8 mi (14 min)
Servoz4.8 mi (13 min)
Cordon6.2 mi (17 min)
Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce6.5 mi (18 min)
Combloux6.9 mi (19 min)
Magland8.6 mi (17 min)
Demi-Quartier9 mi (24 min)
Les Houches9.8 mi (17 min)
Megève9.9 mi (24 min)
Les Contamines-Montjoie10.1 mi (26 min)
Cluses12.5 mi (19 min)
Praz-sur-Arly12.7 mi (29 min)
Scionzier14 mi (23 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Passy Plain-Joux in winter
Passy Plain-Joux in winter
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Lake of Passy
Lake of Passy
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Lake Pormenaz
Lake Pormenaz
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Chedde Waterfall
Chedde Waterfall
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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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The Gate of the Sun by A. Feraud
The Gate of the Sun by A. Feraud
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Paragliding in Plaine-Joux
Paragliding in Plaine-Joux
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Refuge of Varan (© C.Martelet)
Refuge of Varan (© C.Martelet)
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Triathlon of Mont Blanc at Passy
Triathlon of Mont Blanc at Passy
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Logo of Base Camp
Logo of Base Camp
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Assy Plateau
Assy Plateau
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Col d'Anterne
Col d'Anterne
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Lake Anterne
Lake Anterne
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Plaine Joux Station
Plaine Joux Station
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The resort and Mont Blanc
The resort and Mont Blanc
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Snowshoeing to Ayière
Snowshoeing to Ayière
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Weather

Sunday 21 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 15°C
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Monday 22 may
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C
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Tuesday 23 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Paintball or lasergame in the heart of nature
Sports sensations25 € Megève (7.2 mi)
The Fairy Tale House
Entertainment5 € to 7 € Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe (11.2 mi)
Canyoning all year with a guide
Sports sensations45 € Morillon (11.3 mi)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight over Lake Annecy
Sports sensations80 € to 130 € Talloires-Montmin (23 mi)
Stand up paddle on Lake Annecy
Sports sensations15 € Talloires-Montmin (23 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mountain bike area Combloux - ​​Track 32: Top of Combloux
Mountain bike itineraryEasy55 minCombloux (2.7 mi)
Valley Tour
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate2h35Combloux (2.8 mi)
The water circuit
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h05Combloux (2.8 mi)
From Combloux to Praz sur Arly via Megève
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate55 minCombloux (2.8 mi)
100% organic ride
HikeEasy40 minCombloux (2.8 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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