In this Haute Tarentaise village spread across three eagle’s nests (Le Lavachet, Le Lac, Val-Claret), the summertime is packed with sporting activities. Wild swimming, yoga, trail running, climbing, horse riding... Not to mention summer skiing on the pistes of the Grande Motte glacier.
In August every year, the resort holds its traditional Fête du Lac (in Tignes le Lac), with a programme of daytime events (paddle boarding races, boules tournaments) leading up to a larger-than-life fireworks display.
DINNER IS SERVED!
Found inside the Suites hotel, the URSUS restaurant offers a unique dining experience. Clément Bouvier, a Michelin-starred chef and lover of woodland, brought the name of his restaurant back from his adventures (Ursus is the last species of brown bear in Savoie), along with an amazing decor. Inside, no fewer than 380 trees immerse diners in a captivating decor where they can savour authentic, masterful cuisine. The dishes unfurl with a sense of wonder.
90 minutes from Chambery, the Esseillon Forts are a defensive barrier of five fortifications built in the 19th century to protect the Kingdom of Sardinia from a French invasion. Lying between Aussois and Avrieux, the forts can be reached by the same trails used to build them, which are dotted with information panels. It’s a great 4 hour walk!
Do you dream of scaling sheer walls, defying the laws of gravity, and overcoming your fear of heights? A climber’s paradise, Maurienne has plenty of routes for climbers of any level, making it the perfect place to try climbing.
Active tourism reigns supreme all year long in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne: snow sports in winter, and cycling as soon as it starts getting warm! Indeed, the town is proud to be the world capital of mountain bikers, with 48 routes covering some 1600km in the Maurienne valley, taking in ten iconic passes.
From the top of La Met, the high point of Val Cenis, the Canopée des Cimes is a panoramic viewing platform at 2800m. It offers a unique experience where any fear of heights is quickly forgotten as you look out onto the fabulous views of the Vanoise glaciers, the Ecrins massif, Mount Viso in Italy, and Mont-Cenis lake.