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Heritage discovery

Typical villages

MONTRICHER

The village of Montricher, at 1200 m altitude, is located 5 km before the station Karellis.
In its traditional oven, homemade bread on Thursday morning, July 11 and 25 and August 1 and 22.

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ALBANNE

The village of Albanne, 1600 m above sea level, is 6 km from the resort.
Every Wednesday (the day may vary), a guided tour of the village of Albanne and its baroque church is organized. Possibility to access on foot from the Karellis. Meet at the Albanne car park at 10:00. No registration, free.

SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE

At 20 km from the resort, visit Espace Alu: interactive and immersive museum dedicated to the epic of aluminum in the Alps.

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AUSSOIS

The barrier Esseillon, located 45 km from the resort, offers you to discover 5 forts built by the kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia between 1819 and 1834. Walk in the heart of history and guided tours will make you discover these fortifications.

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ECOMUSEUM

Reconstitution of the old life in the village of Montricher.
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 5pm.
Adults: 2 € – Children 7/18 years: 1 €.

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SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE

Located 15 km from the resort, visit Saint Jean de Maurienne, historic capital of Maurienne:

  • The cathedral, the cloister, the crypt
  • The Museum of Mauritian traditions and costumes in the former episcopal palace
  • The must-see museum of the Opinel knife, open every day except Sunday and holidays, from 9h to 12h and from 14h to 19h.
    Free entry.

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NATURAL PARK OF THE VANOISE

The Park is close to you to discover the Savoyard nature, to meet the marmots, to observe the golden eagles, to see a black grouse and of course the famous ibexes of the Alps.

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