La Porte des Aravis

At the north of the Aravis pass, the "Porte des Aravis" is an imposing opening in the middle of the crest. Its aspect can be compared to a hole in a row of teeth. This geologic curiosity is associated to the legend of Gargantua.

According to the legend, the "Porte des Aravais" originates from famous Gargantua, a nice giant from a book by Rabelais who had a passion for great food, but also loved to travel.

Opening period

All year round.

Tourist Office of Val d'Arly

73590 La Giettaz