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Les Gorges du Durnand...

Looking @ the web site wow what a place 2 visit, but hey has anybody been there already, is it suitable for young kids?

http://www.gorgesdudurnand.ch/index....=1&key=4&hit=1
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Old 05.08.2011, 20:49
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Re: Les Gorges du Durnand...

Sorry, I am not familiar with it but my immediate answer would be 'probably not'.
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Re: Les Gorges du Durnand...

How young is young? It wouldn't be suitable for small toddlers, or prams.

Le passage qui comprend des marches et des passerelles en bois a été réalisé en 1877. Il a été entièrement rénové et réhaussé en 1987. Suite à une crue importante en 2006, la réparation des dégâts a demandé un investissement de la bourgeoisie de 70 000 francs suisses1, c'est pourquoi la visite est payante. Le parcours d'environ 1 km pour 200 m de dénivelé , comprend 330 marches et surplombe 14 cascades. Il dure environ 60 minutes avec la possibilité de retour par un chemin pédestre dans la forêt.

Includes steps and wooden bridges. It is 1 km long with 200m rise and includes 330 steps and overlooks 14 waterfalls. Lasts about 1 hour with possible return via a footpath in the woods.
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Re: Les Gorges du Durnand...

I've been there many years ago. There are a LOT of stairs, it's slippery and narrow. Thus not suitable at all for young kids (under 8 or so I'd say).

Very impressive sight in there, feeling like your stuck to the rock looking at cascading and rushing water way below you...
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Re: Les Gorges du Durnand...

Confirming what Odile and Nicolaschulz said... definitely not for the very young. I have been there and, although there are handrails to hold on to all the way along, some of the stairways are steep and above a big drop. Even adults with vertigo would not like it.

I went with my daughter who was 10 at the time, and she loved it - all depends what you mean by young i suppose.

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