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.
In this valley between the mountain Dent du Villard (2280m), the Vuzelle (2654m) and the Grand Bec (3398m), it’s really surprising to find a “modern” church.
If you are going through the village you could make nice discoveries showing the popular faith of the former mountain dwellers: small oratory Saint Anne protecting the village against the avalanche of the Dent du Villard, the grotto Notre Dame de Lourdes erected in 1920 by a family who lost his son in the mountain and finally the church with its surprising modern architecture built in 1972 which has replaced the old one built in 1628.
You can’t go to the Planay village without looking at the Vuzelle waterfall, which has more than 100 m of height, sometimes water, sometimes ice; it has been classified at the national patrimony in 1935. In the 40s, some works were made by EDF to pick up the water after the drop, to bring the water 764 m down by penstock to a hydroelectric plant in the Villard.
Le Planay village is also the departure of numerous hiking trails.
All year round, daily.
Vallée de Bozel Tourisme - 04/02/2020
Free of charge.