Sixt National Park

nature reserve

Sixt Fer a Cheval

The stunning Cirque du Fer à Cheval is the biggest natural reserve in the whole of the Haute-Savoie region – 9,200 hectares of protected landscape and wildlife. Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is a medieval village with a 12th century abbey and is the gateway to the vast natural reserve of the Cirque du Fer à Cheval.

The Cirque du Fer a Cheval is a spectacular amphitheatre of mountains which form part of a remarkable glacial circle with several waterfalls. It is a place of exceptional natural beauty. Numerous waterfalls, plenty of wildlife and truly stunning scenery at every turn. There are a variety of walks suitable for all the family and the region can be explored throughout the year with huge variations in scenery from season to season. At the summit of the Cirque, you reach the Bout de Monde, meaning the end of the world, completely surrounded by walls of rock, including Europe’s highest sheer limestone face on Tenneverge.

 

Sixt National Park