Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval

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Ranked among the "most beautiful Villages of France", Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval combines architecture and nature with originality. Horseshoe cirque, the waterfall of the Rouget (nicknamed the Queen of the Alps) and the largest Reserve Naturelle de Haute-Savoie are worth.

The Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval

The Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval is the largest Alpine mountain circus. It is a huge limestone amphitheatre ranging from 4 to 5 kilometers, whose steep cliffs can reach 500 to 700 meters in height. The summits are the Tenneverge (2985 m), white horse (2831 m) and the common attic (2775 m).

In June, more than 30 of fairly impressive waterfalls gush from its steep cliffs. The waterfall of the Rouget deserves its nickname of "Queen of the Alps", she gushes in two jumps on 90 metres in height,

You can discover the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval travelling along the interpretive trail laid out by the Association of friends of Nature Reserve. This family walk lasts about 3½ hours. It is an unforgettable moment.

The village of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval

Ranked among the "most beautiful Villages of France", Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval combines architecture and nature with originality. 24 hamlets are spread over a territory of more than 12'000 hectares. The most notable are Le Mont, Passy, Salvagny, Le Fay, Hauterive, the MD or the Frenalay. The majority of them is full of small from treasures of a long history. Each house has its traditional granary

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval Abbey built in the XIIth century by Ponce de Faucigny, is a symbol of the rich past of the village. The chapels, fountains and carved doors bear witness to the know-how of the stonemasons of the high Giffre (Frahans) who worked "the Black of Sixt  iron of the horse". It is a very hard black limestone which is still exploited in the commune.

The village of Samoëns

The village of Samoëns is located 6 kilometres downstream of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. The town is renowned for its original Karst terrain, the stonemasons of Samoëns scoured Europe from the XIVth to the XIXth century.

Samoëns is the world capital of a high level caving. It has chasms among the deepest in the world. Abyss Mirolda is the second deepest underground chamber in the world, the difference between its upper entrance (2342 m) and the bottom of the cavity is 1733 meters.

The Alpine Botanical Garden the Jaÿsinia is classified "Remarkable Garden" of France. 8'000 plants of mountains of the world are planted on 3.5 hectares

Useful information :

Address :
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval ,74740 

Good to know :
Tourist Office of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval,
Place de la Gare, 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
Tél. 33 (0)4 50 34 49 36

Free of charge.

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