Culture and heritage in Haute Maurienne Vanoise

Discover the culture and heritage of Haute Maurienne Vanoise. The region boasts a wealth 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 land with a history stretching back thousands of years. In the mountain pastures, mysterious signs were engraved by the first inhabitants. Caves have been inhabited since Neolithic times.

A valley of passage since ancient times, Haute Maurienne Vanoise 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 revealing treasures of Baroque art.

Forts and local culture

A frontier 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. For example, you'll find many remnants of the Maginot Line in the Alps. And to find out more, discover the region's museums: from the creation of a prehistoric necklace to the hunt for dark matter, not forgetting the trades of yesteryear and the bistros of the Belle Epoque, you'll discover the history, culture and secrets of Haute Maurienne Vanoise in an entertaining way.