Culture and heritage in Haute Maurienne Vanoise

Discover the culture and heritage of Haute Maurienne Vanoise. The area is a concentrate of natural, historical and architectural treasures: rocks engraved 2,000 years ago, sumptuous Baroque churches, finely restored traditional housing, a former bunker transformed into a museum... There's something for every taste and every age.

A thousand years of history

Haute Maurienne Vanoise is a territory with a thousand year old history. In the mountain pastures, mysterious signs were engraved by the first inhabitants. Caves have been inhabited since the Neolithic period.

The Haute Maurienne Vanoise has been a valley of passage since Antiquity and is also rich in traditions, tales and legends where the devil is never far away... In each village you can also discover churches and chapels that reveal treasures of baroque art.

Forts and local culture

A border zone since the creation of Italy at the end of the 19th century, Haute Maurienne Vanoise is also studded with fortifications, some of which can be visited. You will find, for example, many vestiges of the Maginot Line of the Alps. And to learn more, discover the museums of the territory: from the creation of a prehistoric necklace to the tracking of dark matter, passing by the trades of yesteryear and the bistros of the Belle Epoque, you will discover the history, the culture and the secrets of the Haute Maurienne Vanoise in a playful way.