Le Planay Chef-lieu (1130 m) is quite typical by the way of how it is built: with houses on both sides of the road that leads to Pralognan la Vanoise.
The chapel culminates on a promontory at 696 m. It was built on and with the stones of the castle Saint-Jacques and was recently restored. A pleasant path...Read more
A shining gem of architectural heritage in the mountains, Le Monal is a Historical Monument listed hamlet for its natural and heritage interest. It stands...Read more
Like a number of others in the Vallée des Encombres, this hamlet was occasionally inhabited all year round, although living conditions in winter were extremely...Read more
Lying below the trail, the hamlet of Les Priots' houses are typical of the architecture to be found in the Tarentaise’s mountain areas. In the local patois...Read more
The hamlet’s name may derive from a bygone patronym whose bearer left it to the locality, or it may once have meant a square-shaped property.
At the edge of Vanoise National Park, Chavière Valley unveils its natural wonders along a refreshingly varied path: the Savoyard discovery tour around...Read more
This footbridge at the heart of Petit Mont Blanc botanical reserve overlooks the Doron de Chavière. There is an explanatory panel telling you more.
These picturesque villages are home to distinctive post-and-beam houses, most of which date back many centuries. Records have been found as far back as...Read more