Aussois in Summer:
A traditional mountain village on a plateau at an altitude of 1,500 m exposed on the southern slope of the Vanoise National Park. Long before the creation of this protected nature area in 1963, people were already coming to walk and climb the Dent Parrachée (3,697m). Family house, hotel and holiday camp centre offered the possibility for families and children to enjoy the fresh air and discover ibex, chamois, marmots and other edelweiss.
Today, the number of activities has multiplied and the village has a leisure centre with a swimming pool and spa, a pumptrack, playgrounds…
Birthplace of the “La Transmaurienne Vanoise” mountain bike race, you will have the choice to pedal on more than 200 km of marked and maintained mountain bike trails, from the green track to the black Enduro track.
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Labelled “Family plus” since 2006, Aussois has become THE family resort and a reference for successful holidays in the mountains. Your children are sure to love it! They will be able to become soldiers in the Esseillon forts, search for the Secrets of Victory in the streets of the village, learn to climb on the rocks of the Croé, the via ferrata “Les Angelots”, go for a walk with sled dogs and donkeys and even fish in the streams and dam lakes of Plan d’Amont and Plan d’Aval.
In the forest and elsewhere, set off confidently on the marked trails for hikes to the refuges and lakes of the Vanoise National Park, take part in the outings programmed by the Guide Bureau and the wardens, discover with them the exceptional wealth of mountain flora and fauna.
The commune has an incredibly rich cultural heritage. The baroque church of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption and its rood beam, the chapels and oratories, the wash houses and fountains, the bread oven and of course the imposing forts of Esseillon (19th century) which bear the first names of the royal family of Piedmont-Sardinia. A visit to the “L’Arche d’Oé” museum is a must to discover a little more and meet the old people, those who will tell you all about farming life, what it was like before!
Aussois is a sunny, lively village, with centuries-old traditions. It is said of the “Aussoyens or Oérins” (inhabitants) that they are welcoming, warm-hearted people who love to share. Experience an August 15th during the traditional village festival and you will be convinced too!
For a carefree holiday in the mountains, take advantage of the Pass’activités which offers you, among other things, unlimited access to the Grand Jeu chairlift.