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Villages, hamlets and resorts

Village and resort

of Haute Maurienne Vanoise

The Haute Maurienne valley houses 10 villages and 6 resorts. Each has its own character and special features for an unforgettable experience that will leave you enchanted!


gates of the valley

of Haute Maurienne

Freney and Saint-André

Le Freney, the first village at the exit of the A43 motorway, is the gateway to Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

Saint-André has a rich architectural and natural heritage with hamlets, churches, a Chappe telegraph, restored water mills and a strong network of hiking trails.

Discover the valleys of Polset and l’Orgère at the gates of the Vanoise National Park.


border cities

of Haute Maurienne Vanoise

Fourneaux and Modane

These 2 villages form a very dynamic commercial village. The SNCF station, the motorway and the Frejus tunnel overlooking Italy make it an essential transit point.

The rich history of Modane, a city that developed all at once at the end of the 19th century with the construction and opening of the Fréjus railway tunnel.

The atmosphere worthy of the far-west is revealed through the military forts (Lavoir, Replaton, Sapey, Saint-Gobain), the Leaning House, the Museobar, which presents the history of the city, the Modane underground laboratory, which provides more information on the research carried out in the heart of the Fréjus tunnel on neutrino and dark matter, and the monumental entrance to the tunnel with its former locomotive and wagons transformed into exhibition space.



of Haute Maurienne Vanoise

Avrieux and Villarodin-Bourget

Avrieux boasts a wealth of religious heritage, including the noteworthy St Thomas Becket church, one of the most splendid Baroque churches in the valley.

The Marie-Thérèse Redoubt also stands here, along with other forts making up the impressive Esseillon Barrier. Together with its neighbouring village, Villarodin-Bourget, Avrieux was also behind the development of La Norma ski resort at the beginning of the 1970s.

It is also in Avrieux that you’ll find the Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA) and the hydroelectric power stations whose turbines run on water from the Aussois and Mont Cenis dams. Just like Saint-André and Val-Cenis Sardières, Avrieux has a Chappe telegraph that has been entirely restored (2018).

Not to be missed!

Haute Maurienne Vanoise is a concentrate of the Alps. Between nature, heritage, exceptional sites or a gastronomy your stay among us will be filled with unforgettable moments!


6 resorts

of Haute Maurienne Vanoise
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