In the heart of the Vanoise National Park, you will easily come across marmots from April to September. You will also be able to observe ibexes, high altitude lakes, and the Vanoise glaciers... A natural resource area to discover all year round, on foot, with snowshoes or by ski touring.
The Vanoise National Park is a protected area, mostly on the territory of Haute Maurienne Vanoise, founded in 1963 thanks to Gilbert André, then mayor of Bonneval sur Arc. The central zone, called "heart", is a totally protected area with regulations that promote the biodiversity of landscapes, environments, species and preserve the cultural and mountain heritage.
In a few steps, you are in the heart of the first National Park of France and one of the largest preserved spaces in Europe. Indeed, the Vanoise National Park adjoins the Italian Grand Paradis National Park. Together, they form one of the largest protected areas in the Western Alps. Ibexes and chamois have been able to move from one to the other in peace for decades.