Bordering Italy to the east, the Tarentaise region boasts a rich history and prides itself in the unique character of its exceptional cultural heritage - that of a once remote, but nevertheless strategically important Alpine region…
A religious heritage trail “The Baroque Paths"
“The Baroque Paths” in Tarentaise is a cultural project devised by the FACIM (Foundation to promote international cultural actions in mountain regions). Since the 17th century Baroque art has embellished the churches and chapels of Tarentaise, each holy sanctuary rising from the artist’s faith as a sumptuous visualization of Paradise. Throughout the year you can admire these magnificent edifices and penetrate the mystery of their construction.
Rural heritage programme"Alpine Land"
"Alpine Land" (“Terre des Alpes”) is a FACIM project exploring rural sites of cultural interest. Observe traditional folk architecture and landscapes, learn about regional produce and the tools necessary for fabrication, meet local craftsmen and farmers : in sum learn more about the roots and the singularity of rural Savoyard culture.
History and heritage programme "Stone walls of Savoie"
"Stone walls of Savoie" (“Pierres fortes de Savoie”) is yet another FACIM project. The growth and survival of the royal House of Savoy was based largely upon its long-lasting control of strategic mountain cols and the roads leading to Italy, all powerfully protected by fortresses and strongholds. Learn all about this significant role as “Gate-keeper” of the Alps… a thousand years of Tarentaise history within your grasp.
Glacier Valley : 2,000 – 3,800 m
Lancebranlette : 2,928m
Mount Jovet : 2, 558m
The Quermoz : 2, 296 m
The Pierra Menta : 2, 714m
The Grande Motte : 3, 653m
Canyoning, rafting and white water sports
Fun for everyone ! Jumps, river-slides, abseils, down-river action. River Isère : Bourg St Maurice, Landry, Bellentre, Macot la Plagne, Centron. River Doron de Bozel : Brides-les-Bains and Salin-les-Thermes.
Suitable for all levels of ability or experience. An engineered mountain pathway for a unique climbing experience with an exhilarating vertical perspective. You’ll need good concentration, a certain degree of physical fitness… and definitely a head for heights ! (Climbing activity on rock faces equipped with rungs, rails, cables and safety systems.)