Haute Maurienne Vanoise

La NormaWelcome to the benevolent Alps1 350 m - 2 750 m
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Like a perfume of freshness in the heart of the mountains

In Haute Maurienne Vanoise, nestled on a plateau surrounded by forest, La Norma, the cosy resort, is the ideal place for your family vacation in the mountains. A multitude of sporting and cultural activities to discover at the gateway to the Vanoise National Park, just 5 km from Modane (A43 freeway exit and TGV station).

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Hiking and mountain biking from the lifts

The ski lifts are an excellent way to discover and enjoy the full potential of the mountains. Whether on foot or by mountain bike, they allow you to gain altitude easily and to access the main sites from which many activities await you.

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Looking for coolness?

In the water, on the water, in sporty or playful mode, Haute Maurienne Vanoise is full of spots and activities to have fun without suffering from the strong heat.
Take to the heights with the ski lifts open all summer long, breathe in the fresh air while contemplating the summits, discover the waterfalls and high altitude lakes… It is quite simply to appreciate the mountains in summer as they are: a haven of peace, rejuvenation and coolness! Even when temperatures are suffocating in town, in Haute Maurienne Vanoise, between 1000 and 3000 m altitude, they remain mild..

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Your family holidays

In summer, La Norma is the “cosy” village of Haute Maurienne Vanoise, a resort on a human scale, lively and friendly. Its assets: an aquatic leisure centre and a 100% pedestrian centre where children can come and go independently and take part in the many activities offered by the activity leaders and mountain professionals. Are you a fan of “multi-activities”? With your resort pass, La Norma opens its arms to you!

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Outdoor activities

Stroll with a pushchair or a short hike to get into shape, head for the Vanoise National Park on the Orgère discovery trail. Your children will learn in a playful way about nature, the forest, the mountain flora and will marvel at the marmots that can be seen very close up in the valley, just beside the Orgère refuge.
From the resort, with the gondola open in the summer, you can easily access many forest hiking trails. Just below La Norma, for the big thrill, it is on the side of the gorges du Diable that it happens! Giant Tyroliennes of the Parc aventure du Diable, Via ferrata du Diable, Garden of Eden, escape game “La Porte des Secrets” inside the Redoute Marie-Thérèse, one of the five forts of the Esseillon barrier. And why not climb the Rocher des Amoureux?

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Mountain biking for all

All the car parks in the resort are free, including an underground car park with 450 spaces. Leave your car behind and set off on your mountain bike or bike for the discovery of the exceptionally rich local heritage.
Children will have fun in the play areas and thanks to the gondola, which is unlimitedly accessible with the La Norma Pass, you can have fun on the enduro trails in the forest. La Norma offers courses for all levels and tastes, the more experienced can enjoy the Grand Canyon for example!

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Water to have fun

At La Norma, you can relax with your family at the aqua leisure centre: a 1000m² lake with a wooden and grassy beach and a slide. Just next door, a second lake invites you to go trout fishing. The ideal place to share a great holiday with your children!
A picnic with a bit of fresh air would be nice on a hot summer day? How about a giant 90-metre high misting machine in an idyllic setting?

→ Discover the Saint-Benoît waterfall

A dazzlingly rich heritage

The villages of Avrieux and Villarodin-Bourget, which surround the resort of La Norma, are villages which reveal a religious heritage of great wealth. Between chapels and churches, stroll through the old streets and linger over the church of Saint-Thomas Becket in Avrieux, a treasure trove of baroque art in the Haute-Maurienne.
Your eyes will naturally fall on the Esseillon forts, imposing and curious fortifications. To find out more, enter the fortified heritage interpretation area inside the Marie-Thérèse Redoubt and push the “Porte des Secrets”, an original escape game that you won’t find anywhere else!

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Agriculture and local products

Whoever thinks of Savoie, mountains, mountain pastures, cows… inevitably thinks of “cheese”! You can enjoy all the cheese specialities in the resort’s restaurants and buy Beaufort, blue cheese, tomme and other good products from the shopkeepers in La Norma or from the Haute Maurienne Vanoise dairy cooperative in Modane, opposite the station.
In 2012, Tim and Yann started making 100% natural beers, quality beers served by a passion for organic, good and beautiful products. The confinement having passed by, they unveil their brand new creation.
Don’t hesitate to pay them a visit! Brasserie des Sources de la Vanoise in Villarodin-Bourget.

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