Terrace - The Balcon de Merlet restaurant
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Balcon de Merlet

The most beautiful terrace of the Valley

Reservations advised.

Marc, Caro and their friendly team are pleased to welcome you to their panoramic terrace or in their cosy indoor restaurant room. You can also enjoy refreshments and local specialities. Reservation recommended in July and August

Tel : +33 6 07 87 81 76

Excerpts from the Menu

Home-made specialities (croûtes au fromage, with cheese or mushrooms) €19.00

Fondant d’Arly: €23
Tomato Tartiflette: €19,00
Kids menu: €10
Mountain platter: €18,50

               chicken gratin:€19,50
Véggie salad : 15,50€

Charcuterie platter in the afternoon : 18,50€

Desserts: ice creams, pastries,
café gourmand assortment: between €3 and €10

> Linch menu

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Practical information and booking

Start of service at 11:45 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. in July and August.
In busy periods, booking is recommended, on site or by phone between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Warning! We do not take messages or SMS into account!)
Before reserving your table, reserve your entry slot for the park. If you wish to have lunch at 12 p.m., book the entry slot preceding the meal (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
We cannot keep tables beyond the reserved time.
On busy days, due to the limited number of tables, there may be a wait; We thank you for your understanding.
We do not serve carafe of water because it is not drinkable.
Payment by cash, bank check or credit card from €8. We do not accept restaurant tickets or holiday vouchers.
The restaurant is located within the enclosure of the animal park, it is therefore necessary to pay the entrance ticket to access the restaurant.
The mask is compulsory to enter the restaurant and the shop and to circulate in the rooms.

welcome to the store!

Located in the same chalet as the restaurant, the shop offers many souvenirs to offer or treat yourself! Soft toys, jewelry, postcards, key rings and decorative items.

In particular, you will find a small guide to Merlet and a coloring booklet, the commemorative book published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the park “Merlet, what is your magic?” (See details below)

Livre Merlet, quelle est donc ta magie ?

Merlet, what is your magic?

A unique work to discover absolutely! In 60 pages, it’s a dive into the unusual history of the former hamlet that has become an animal park that awaits you, with unpublished historical photos… Written and illustrated with passion by Claire Cachat. This book is available in bookstores in Chamonix in a limited edition.a nice gift for those who have climbed to the park!

Also on sale at the shop and at the park reception – €28