Gorges du Fier  © Zivax

Les gorges du Fier A beautiful family-friendly gorge to discover

This narrow gorge, considered to be one of the natural wonders of the Alps, was carved over the years by the River Fier, the river which runs through Lake Annecy before reaching the River Rhone. Follow a footbridge on a walk through the gorge, however be warned- those who suffer with vertigo may want to give this one a miss!

An essential site in the region, the Gorges du Fier trail is set in the rock to offer you a unique experience above the river's white water. A metal footbridge is fixed on the rock face 25 metres above the river that runs at the bottom of the canyon. More than 250 metres long, it offers a unique view of the Fier and the different ways in which its current has dug into the rock, carving several "giant pots". A space arranged at the end of the perched route invites you to walk along a path punctuated by explanatory panels. The various legends carried by the site are also the subject of an open-air museography. In the Gorges du Fier, you can also discover the "Sea of Rocks" in which the stream flows, and its many geological curiosities. An interior space finally presents you with images of the great floods that the gorges have experienced. A shop and a bar also await you at the end of the visit. The terrace of the establishment offers a breathtaking view of the Gorges du Fier and the medieval castle of Montrottier.