Unique nighttime experiences

Unique experiences, moments of grace, thrilling sensations and brand new emotions, all amid the magic of the Annecy Mountains!


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Among the trees or on a rock face

To feel at one with nature, spend the night in an Écotagnes cabin perched among the trees.

With your partner, family or friends, return to your childhood in these cabins perched among the trees. Follow the rope bridges to reach these two cosy nests with all the mod cons! Below them, the main chalet and teepee offer additional bedding, the promise of an amazing getaway for larger groups.
From the spacious deck of the chalet, you can enjoy beautiful views over the Mont Lachat and the surrounding mountains while savouring a delicious meal cooked by Hugo, before unwinding in the Scandinavian hot tub to the soothing sound of birdsong. A peaceful change of scene guaranteed!

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© Florian Keller-Mammut
The portaledge, or how to spend the night on a rock face above Lake Annecy.

If you love vertical drops and dream of a night with a difference, then the portaledge is just the thing for you! Fixed securely to the rock face, this camp bed promises a night in the open air, gazing up at the stars before falling asleep, and waking to the most breathtaking sight. Under professional supervision, your excursion includes abseiling, a dinner of Savoie specialities, and a dizzying hike in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This is guaranteed to be an emotional and thrilling experience!

A night in an eco-bivouac

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Hiking under the stars

In summer or winter, an alternative way to explore the Annecy Mountains.

On summer evenings, the excitement of the daytime yields to a pleasant atmosphere of serenity as animals emerge from their shelter. Go bivouacking under the stars near Mont Charvin Lake, stopping at L’Aulp de Fier d’en Haut to buy supplies including the reblochon cheese that you’ll enjoy as you gaze at the Aravis mountains turning ablaze at sunset. A night under the stars… before watching the sun come up over the Mont-Blanc. Moments of pure magic!
In winter, fasten your touring skis and head for the Trou de la Mouche to admire the setting sun. This spectacular panorama can be enjoyed in the company of the guides of La Clusaz before an even more thrilling descent by the light of your head torch or perhaps a full moon!
More into snowshoeing? Go and observe the Milky Way with an instructor from the ESF cross-country ski school of Le Grand-Bornand. For approximately two hours, you’ll admire the pure night sky and identify stars, planets and constellations. In the light of your head torch, as you hear the soothing sound of snow crunching underfoot, you’ll become more aware of your place in the universe.
Two must-do voyages of the senses that you’ll never forget!

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Up at the top of the slopes of La Sambuy, 1,830 metres above sea level, try the Shelters experience!

Recycled from the great French polar expeditions, these unusual Shelters have been transformed into cosy little nests that overlook natural surroundings. If you want to share this “all alone” experience with friends, you can book the Là-Haut refuge just for your group, complete with a storvatt (Norwegian hot tub) and a panoramic sauna that will leave you with unrivalled memories!