Your holidays at the "Haut Balcon", in Savoie

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Heritage and Mountain

Chapel of Vernettes in Peisey





Mountain


HIKING

 

Possibilities for walks and hikes ... unlimited, from small routes with litle elevation to the longest hikes of a few days. The village is crossed by the GR5 hiking trail and the house is located on the "path-balcony of Tarentaise", which connects Vulmix to Naves (45 km).

You will find at the "Haut Balcon" a abundant documentation describing access to many sites in Tarentaise, Vanoise and Beaufortain :
passes and summits, mountain lakes, chapels, hamlets, remarkables points of view, mountain farms producing cheese,...

If you want to be under the guidance of a mountain guide, you will find all the necessary information from guide companies and tourist offices :

Guides companies            
www.guidesdesarcs.com/fr/activites/ete/randonnee             
www.guidemontagne.com/vanoise
www.arcsenciel.fr/activites-montagne

www.guide-montagne-tarentaise.com
www.peisey-vallandry.com

Tourism offices :
www.savoie-mont-blanc.com/offre/recherche/offices-de-tourisme

SKI AND SNOWSHOE HIKING

                       
Many possibilities for ski and snowshoe hiking in the neighbour mountains.
Start with the climb - safely - to the Dôme de Vaugellaz, straight
behind the house (1000 m elevation) !
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NORDIC SKI

Tracks from the car park at the top of the village.

Beautiful circuits at the end of the Peisey-Nancroix valley.
Tracks also in all ski resorts.




  SKIING ON TRACKS


Access to ski stations needs a car : Les Arcs (funicular at Bourg Saint-Maurice - 8 km), Peisey-Vallandry (22 km), La Plagne Centre (25 km), La Plagne Montchavin (16 km), La Plagne Montalbert (17 km), La Rosière (30 km), Sainte-Foy (29 km), Tignes (40 km), Val d'Isère (42 km).


As tenants living "in valley" (out of resort), you get a discount on ski passes on the Paradiski ski areas
(grouping Les Arcs and La Plagne) and on the La Plagne ski area : 14% on 6-days passes, 30% on one-day passes






PARAPENTE, CLIMBING, ALPINISM, VIA FERRATA, CANYONING, RAFTING, KAYAK, ...

                                             
For all mountain sports, you will find instructors and guides to the sports clubs, ski schools and mountain guides companies.

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Sports

BATHING AND SWIMMING

     Nice swimming pool (outside ans inside) in Bourg Saint-Maurice        Pond and nice grassed beach at the "Base de  Loisirs" à Macot                                                                                 (along the RN90 road between Aime and Bourg Saint-Maurice)                                                                                                                            




  









                                                                                                                     

CYCLING 


Many passes in the neightborhood, some of them being "mythical", like : cormet de Roselend, Iseran pass, Petit Saint-Bernard pass, Madeleine pass, and many other ascending roads, among which  the road from the bottom of the valley to Valezan ...



Many ski lifts open in summer to give access at the top of mountain bike tracks
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Green avenue of Tarentaise : quiet cycling walk along the river Isère, away from any road, connecting Bourg Saint-Maurice and Aime
(15 km)




TENNIS, GOLF
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HORSE- AND PONEY-RIDING, ...

                            


Clubs and schools in Bourg Saint-Maurice, Les Arcs, La Plagne, ...
Horse centers in Peisey, Bourg Saint-Maurice, Séez, ...

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Tourism & Culture

Here are some examples of interesting spots, among the closest ones. To learn more about the natural, historical, cultural and gastronomic wealth of the country, please refer to "Interesting links" hereunder.

OUTSTANDING NATURAL SITES


Rosuel, at the end of the Peisey valley, gate to the Vanoise National Park Chapieux and the "Ville des Glaciers" Monal, a quiet hamlet facing the Mont-Pourri
the pass and the hospice of Petit Saint-Bernard


ARCHITECTURE AND HERITAGE

- "The ways of Baroque" : more than 80 churches and chapels included in this circuit in Tarentaise, Maurienne and Beaufortain.
One of the most remarkable, by its wealth and its location in the mountains, is the Vernettes chapel in Peisey. It is reached by a easy walk from Plan-Peisey (on foot in summer, snowshoeing or skiing in winter
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- Historical centers in Moûtiers, Conflans (Albertville), Chambéry, Annecy, ...

- Tamié, abbey and fort







CRAFTS AND COUNTRY                                                                                 

Production of cheeses (beaufort, tomme, reblochon, ...) in La Côte d'Aime, Plan Pichu, Chalet du Rosset, ...
Wines of Savoie : Chignin, Apremont, Mondeuse, ...






MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS

Basilica of the 13th century in Aime


Montmayeur tower, in Aime


Palace of the Mine, in Peisey-Nancroix












SHOWS, CONCERTS

- Cinema "Coeur d'Or" in Bourg Saint-Maurice
              
- Musical Festival of Savoie (July-August)        

- Musical Festival of Les Arcs (2d half of July)

- Baroque Music Festival of Tarentaise

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general informations about the Savoie and links to the tourism offices

informations about the commune of La Plagne Tarentaise (including the village of Valezan)

La Plagne resort

 promotion of the heritage and culture of Savoie's countries

general informations about the  Tarentaise valley

informations about the community of communes of Versants d'Aime (including the village of Valezan)

Les Arcs resort

annual music festival of the "Académie des Arcs"

general informations about the Haute Tarentaise region

local informations about Aime la Plagne and the valley

Peisey-Vallandry resort

annual music festival of Savoie

Vanoise national park

local informations about Bourg Saint-Maurice and the valley

La Rosière resort (connected with La Thuile, in Italy)

annual baroque music festival of Tarentaise


inn "auberge de Valezan"

Sainte-Foy resort

cinema "Coeur d'Or" in Bourg-Saint-Maurice




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