"Chatelard is the starting point of the ""Parc d'Attraction"" - and the former working railway from 1919 holds the world record as far as steep climbs are concerned (87 percent ascent) in the realm of two-carriage funicular railways. The solely 60 centimeter-wide small train to follow appears a toy in comparison. And the so-called Minifunic railway to the crowning dam is a mix between funicular rail and a lift.
Up here views over Trient and the Mont-Blanc region are truly impressive - and the return journey on the same line to Le Chatelard, or by bus from Lac d'Emosson to Finhaut offers more scenic enjoyment.
View: Over Switzerland’s Trient region with Aiguilles du Tour and Aiguille du Chardonnet, across to Aiguille Verte and the Mont Blanc
Attractions: ""Parc d'Attraction du Chatelard""railways, views of the Mont-Blanc massif, 250 million-year-old dinosaur tracks (2.5 hour hike)"