High valley

Traditional villages and resorts with a human feel complement one another to form the coherent whole of Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

Our roots will elevate you

Let us take you to the heights! From Modane (1,000 m) to Bonneval-sur-Arc (1,800 m), Haute Maurienne Vanoise is truly a valley with altitude.

Its villages and resorts are an Alpine concentrate with peaks in excess of 3,000 metres (Mont Thabor, Rateau d’Aussois, Dent Parrachée, Albaron, Bessanaise and Grande Casse) that dominate the slopes, the resorts and the mountain wilderness.

From the top of the resorts the 360° views unfurl. From Punta Bagna (Valfréjus) to the Pointe d’Andagne (Bonneval-sur-Arc), not forgetting the Canopée des Cimes (Val Cenis), feast your eyes, fill your lungs with fresh air and your head with great memories.

Feet on the ground, head in the clouds

If you want to stay a little longer up in the peaks, there are plenty of mountain refuges to choose from!

Quite simply, Haute Maurienne Vanoise boasts the highest concentration of refuges in the Alps. As for high-altitude restaurants, they propose local specialities and can be found at the heart of the resorts.

Moment of wellbeing

What could be more relaxing than a little time out, surrounded by the mountains of Haute Maurienne Vanoise?

After a whole day of activities in the great outdoors, enjoy the great indoors at our relaxation and wellness at one of our high-altitude relaxation and wellbeing centres designed to offer you warmth and indoor comforts.

Go on, treat yourself!

6 resorts

Not to be missed!

Between nature, heritage, exceptional sites and culinary delights, Haute Maurienne Vanoise is a rich blend of all that the Alps have to offer for a holiday filled with unforgettable moments!

gateways to the valley

Freney and Saint-André

From the A43 motorway, the first village you reach is Le Freney, the gateway to Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

Saint André boasts a wealth of both natural and built heritage with its hamlets, churches, Chappe telegraph and restored water mills, as well as a dense network of paths that are open to walkers and snowshoers.

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

border towns

Fourneaux and Modane

These 2 villages constitute a commercially dynamic village. The TGV train station, the motorway and the Frejus tunnel to Italy make this a key transit zone.

Rich in history, the town of Modane emerged quite suddenly in the late 19th century, with the opening of the Fréjus tunnel.

It has an atmosphere reminiscent of the Far West with its military forts (Lavoir, Replaton, Sapey and Saint-Gobain), the Maison Penchée (leaning house), the Museobar which tells the town’s history, the underground laboratory where you can learn about the research on neutrinos and black matter carried out inside the Fréjus tunnel, and the monumental tunnel mouth where an old locomotive and its carriages now serve as exhibition rooms.

lively villages

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 which was entirely restored in 2018.

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