Arêches-Beaufort, the eco-friendly village resort
Our visit starts at an altitude of between 700 and 2,300 metres. Described by mountaineer writer Roger Frison-Roche as a “little French Tyrol”, Arêches-Beaufort is an alpine village that combines authenticity, sport and gastronomy.
All year round, lovers of the great outdoors are drawn here to explore a vast network of footpaths, adapted to all ages and levels of ability. Hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners in summer, and skiers and snowshoe walkers in winter revel in the spectacular landscapes. With its chalets and traditional farms, alpine pastures and locally-made produce, including the famous Beaufort cheese, the village has developed in harmony with its environment.Discover
Hauteluce, a hidden gem
A real little gem of a village nestling in a magnificent mountain setting... this will be your first and vivid impression as you enter the Hauteluce valley. With its Baroque church, its eco-museum that recounts life in the olden days here high up in the valley, its historic hydroelectric plant and its high-altitude alpine farms, it’s a real picture-postcard of a village.
Visibly proud of its traditions and its alpine culture, Hauteluce is also a great sports resort, offering hiking trails and mountain biking in summer and skiing in winter with easy access to two ski areas: Les Saisies-Espace Diamant and Hauteluce-Les Contamines.Discover
Les Saisies, a human-sized village resort
Located at 1,650 metres, Les Saisies is the ideal family-friendly resort. In winter, the Espace Diamant ski area, which straddles Savoie and Haute-Savoie, offers 192 km of downhill slopes and a highly sought-after cross-country ski area.
In summer, anything is possible in this location that features a panoramic view of the northern Alps and offers a plethora of sport and leisure activities to suit all tastes and all levels of ability. The terrain is ideal for mountain biking. Other riders will appreciate the natural bike park with its 13 downhill runs as well as enduro lines and cross-country trails.Discover