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SAVOIE GRAND REVARD - AILLONS-MARGÉRIAZ

MASSIF DES BAUGES

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MASSIF DES BAUGES GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS

SUMMARY SAVOIE GRAND REVARD 04 LES AILLONS-MARGERIAZ 18 A BIT OF CULTURE 30

Leave the overcrowded runs, queues at the cash desks, endless traffic jams, artificial and ‘oversized’ places, and noisy terraces behind. It's simple! Just turn left when leaving Chambéry, and head for the Massif des Bauges, for the promise of family holidays with real ‘added value’ : Escaping, going back to your roots, meeting local families, regional products...


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The Massif des Bauges, at an altitude of more than 2200m, is an exceptional area with magnificent landscapes which will charm those who love nature and calm. For the richness of both the fauna and the flora, the natural heritage is remarkable and constitutes one of the major assets of the Massif des Bauges Regional Natural Park. Located between the Aravis and Chartreuse chain, bordered by the Annecy and Bourget lakes, facing the Belledonne mountain range,

the Vanoise massif and the Beaufortain, the Bauges offer wonderful panoramas. Whatever pace you choose, winter holidays in the Bauges will be all about relaxation, well-being and authenticity. The massif’s ski stations, villages and hamlets plunge visitors into a world rich in rural traditions, where you have a choice of various sporting activities which are in perfect harmony with nature.


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SAVOIE GRAND REVARD A GREAT NORTH ATMOSPHERE GUARANTEED

Nestled at the heart of the Massif des Bauges Regional Natural Park, just 25 minutes from ChambĂŠry and 35 minutes from Annecy, Savoie Grand Revard has various activities on offer in a landscape that will take your breath away: downhill skiing, crosscountry skiing, biathlon, snowshoeing, dog sleds, skijoring, troika, yooner, snow scooter, snowmobile... This high plateau with its Great North atmosphere is a real invitation to travel. Between forests and pastures, the scenery changes on a plateau overlooking Lake Bourget. Ranked among the best areas for cross-country skiing in France with 150km of tracks, the resort also has 50km of downhill ski slopes and numerous routes to cross this preserved landscape. Whether snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skijoring, with dog sleds, a troika or even on horseback it is an unparalleled pleasure to discover its forests and vast snow-covered expanses.


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The domain is accessible from its 3 stations : La Féclaz, St François de Sales and Le Revard. LA FÉCLAZ You’ll appreciate the tranquillity and the beautiful landscapes, a change of scenery, with pastures, clearings and huge forests, for a moment of relaxation. The domain is a real playground for families and the more athletic thanks to the numerous activities available on the plateau.

LE REVARD First ski resort created in France, rich in a flamboyant history, Le Revard has kept its charm and authenticity. The summit of Mont Revard offers a unique view of the entire Alps chain, Mont Blanc and Lake Bourget.

ST-FRANÇOIS DE SALES St-François de Sales is more discreet and is superb for families, rest and relaxation. The 4 ridge lines along the Massif des Bauges protect the area from all urban pollution and make it the ideal place for star gazing. StFrançois de Sales has an astronomy centre and is classed as a ‘Village Étoilé’ (Starry Village).

150km

of cross-country tracks : most popular cross-country resort in France*

3 nursery slopes

with free moving carpet

(*by number of visitors)

1 biathlon stadium

built to international standards

1 downhill ski pass

giving access to 50km of runs : 7 green runs, 13 blue runs, 9 red runs, 3 black runs €91/6 days

SAVOIE GRAND REVARD KEY FIGURES

6 sledge runs 1 Combination Pass giving access to the cross-countrydomain and the downhill domain €20/day, €95/6 days

6 ski academies


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THE REFERENCE STATION FOR CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING THE BIGGEST SPORTS ARENA IN THE WORLD

A Biathlon Stadium built to international standards Savoie Grand Revard has a biathlon stadium sized to international standards, where national and international teams train regularly, but which is also accessible to amateurs thanks to its second shooting range: • a 50m shooting range with 30 international standard lanes for 22 long rifle shooting. • a 10m shooting range (with up to 10 lanes) forbeginners with air rifles or laser rifles on a 4.5km network of courses with variable difficulty, green, blue, red and black.

Running and fitness training have become leading sports activities in recent years with a huge increase in the number of people taking part. By spending your holidays in the Massif des Bauges, you are choosing a ‘sport destination’, a place to maintain your fitness in a healthy and charming environment.

• a 5km course.

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Cross-country skiing can work the same muscles as fitness training or running with a very particular cardio dimension. Three sites, la Féclaz, le Revard and Saint François de Sales reveal the pleasures of the most famous cross-country ski area: Savoie Grand Revard. Here, you have access to 150 kilometres of silence in the forest, you can breathe in great lungfuls of fresh air on the high plateaux, and meet the friendly residents of the Baujus villages. Particularly renowned for the excellence of its tracks and its remarkable view points, the resort, dotted with immense forests, guarantees quality snow throughout the winter season until April. Aficionados of cross-country skiing will be able to indulge their passion in a classic style, like in skating. The resort, with it’s Nordic France classification, has a very high quality cross-country ski area with excellent track maintenance, signage, packing and opening, as well as a very diversified offer both in terms of the network of tracks and itineraries, and the Nordic activities on offer.

ember Until 15th Nov Pass dic a season Nor stead costs €80 in of €97

More and more popular: From a single Olympic event in 1960, biathlon now has six. Its popularity is growing, to the point of being a national sport in Germany, Russia and Scandinavia. In France, interest in the sport increased after the women's relay team won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. Biathlon is now France's leading medalwinning sport at the Olympic Winter Games. Thanks to the performances of its stars Raphaël Poirée (now retired) and Martin Fourcade, the sport is attracting more and more followers. To respond to this demand Savoie Grand Revard’s offering is complete, due to the size and quality of its Nordic domain, its biathlon stadium and the beginners’ sessions that are available.

For our youngest beginners the ESF has created LASER BIATHLON Biathlon has become accessible to all thanks to laser rifle equipment.

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FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS TRY THIS

Start your day on the Creux de Lachat black run, a 28km crosscountry route through the Massif des Bauges forest. As you travel through the natural environment, you can discover the whole domain, with its outstanding view of Mont Blanc, and a refuge on your arrival!

It is great exercise, even for the little ones, as it combines physical stamina and the ability to regain composure and focus so you can shoot. It is advisable to have some skiing experience before starting. Even though the skating style is used in biathlon, you can use a classic cross-country skiing style. From 8 years old - €29 per lesson +33 (0)4 79 25 81 90 www.esflafeclaz.com


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DOWNHILL SKIING

IMMERSE YOURSELF

SKI FOR 6 DAYS FOR LESS THAN €100 IN A PICTURE PERFECT SETTING.

IN THE GREAT NORTH

A pass that gives access to 50km of slopes adapted for skiing with family or friends. Fun all week! Downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemark, yooner, snooc, airboard... The Savoie Grand Revard downhill ski domain is great for all types of skiing. The boarder cross and the raised turns of the bear track will delight thrill seekers. 3 nursery areas equipped with free moving carpets welcome beginners.

Whether on dog sleds, troikas or skijoring, Savoie Grand Revard allows you to cross its wilderness on numerous marked routes but you can also glide through alpine pastures and immense forests in the heart of nature, in complete freedom, off the manicured routes :

NEW A big air bag for maximum thrills in complete safety! From beginner to advanced, the Big Air Bag allows you to slide, to try figures on skis or a snowboard, and finish on a big cushion of air.

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DISCOVER THE GREAT OUTDOORS DIFFERENTLY... BY BECOMING A MUSHER Aartu d'Artik offers an introduction to dog sled driving in the middle of nature, on nature trails where you don’t see many other people, trails in the forest and the open, this is a guaranteed great north atmosphere, off the beaten track. THE HIGHLIGHTS : Maximum 3 sleds maximum per outing so that Thibault can pass on his advice and you can enjoy the tranquillity of the place. Very natural routes off the standard trails. Visit to the kennel, baptism, introduction to sled driving, skijoring (skiing, pulled by dogs!), Cani snowshoeing... www.traineau-bauges.fr


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SKIJORING, TROIKA OR HORSE

FAVOURITES

Alice, a true devotee, chose a site in the middle of the magnificent plateau of Féclaz to create her equestrian centre, where you can discover the area skijoring, on horseback (on snow) or in authentic Russian or Polish sleds. The centre has a 300m speed ring, a secure school for beginners from the age of 6 years old and access to many wilderness routes through forests and pastures. You can try a 20 minute skijoring discovery session on the plateau during which the guide holds the horse, or a 45 minute initiation session alternating between the plateau, the forest and the speed ring. Whether in a troïka, on a horse or skijoring, 3 hacks are possible. The longest is half a day and is a panoramic circular route, with breathtaking views of the Belledonne Chain and the Massif des Bauges. It alternates between the huge snowy expanse of the plateau, the forest and the speed ring. On horseback or skijoring, the ride is adapted to individuals, with the choice of a simple walk or something more athletic focused on speed or manoeuvrability.

ON THE ROUTE TO THE STARS : THE ST FRANÇOIS DE SALES STAR STATION

The Observatory and its dome allow an exciting astronomical discoveries to be made with :

Centre équestre Volte-Face +33 (0)4 79 25 86 36 www.volteface-cheval-savoie.com

SNOWSHOEING FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO TAKE IT A LITTLE MORE SLOWLY... Among the 60kms of snowshoeing trails in the area, we mustn’t forget the unmissable trail to the Cross of Nivolet at 1558m altitude with breathtaking views of Mont Blanc, the Chartreuse and the Belledonne Chain . Something unexpected is waiting for you at the top: Lunérus, a small metal robot (erected at the end of the 1960s to commemorate the launch of the 1st satellites to conquer the moon).

•T  he Bauges Observatory : Once night has fallen, the dome opens and slowly pivots to allow the telescope to point to the most beautiful visible objects in the sky that night. We can see the craters of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the nebulae, galaxies and clusters of the brightest stars.

•A  360° digital fixed planetarium can accommodate 30 to 35 people for sessions lasting between 20 minutes and 1 hour. It works during the day and in the evening, whatever the weather conditions. So you can still see stars at Saint Francis de Sales. •T  he planet trail : An hour to snowshoe through the solar system with the 8 planets and the sun to scale! www.randonnees-astronomie.com

The magic of winter and its constellated sky...

D STAR FILLE EVENINGS

This is what we can discover at the Bauges Observatory with a programme full of surprises. The evening begins with snowshoeing on the plateau des Creusâtes, with its Nordic landscapes. The glow from the sunset gives us light. Back at the Observatory, we warm up around a traditional mountain meal before opening the domes. First, the planetarium, for a 360° exploration of the sky, then the telescope for an unforgettable vision of the most beautiful stars visible that night.


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SNOW ODYSSEY On private trails in a magical setting, reserved exclusively for snowmobiles, Snow Odyssey offers rides in large sleighs pulled by a very quiet snowmobile, for a gentle, peaceful and effortless activity. Depending on the departure time you will enjoy a breakfast, aperitif or snack on a snow bar in the heart of a beautiful clearing, and a lunch or dinner at the chalet d'Alpage. Day or night, it’s an unusual and fantastic experience that will leave you with wonderful memories. www.odysseedesneiges.com

THE TEEPEE VILLAGE

THE REVARD BELVEDERE

An unforgettable experience: Spend the night in a teepee in the middle of a snowy clearing and eat around a wood fire... A choice of theme nights is available. The trapper's night, for example, offers the choice between simple snowshoeing, orienteering, throwing Polynesian arrows, blowpipe shooting, archery or tobogganing. There is also a choice of menus, which are as varied as the activities. Savoyard cuisine and cooking on a wood fire, griddle and barbecue set in the snow, Mont Blanc beer menus, fondue or raclette over a wood fire, or even bison steak!

This promontory with a glass floor offers a breathtaking skyline, a 360° view of the landscape towards Lake Bourget, the largest natural lake in France, the Belledonne Chain, or the Beaufortain, Bauges, Chartreuse, Mont Blanc, Vercors or Jura massifs.

A unique adventure : Musher evenings for a night-time trip with dog sleds. Special evenings are organised for New Year’s Eve and Saint Valentine’s Day.

NEW Astronomy Evening: An immersive 3D journey in a giant planetarium inside the big teepee! www.village-tipi.com

NIGHT CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Every Tuesday evening and full moon evenings, from January to March, between 5:00pm and 8:30pm, the Plan Goÿ (red) and Olette (green) tracks welcome you for a 14 km night trip with phosphorescent markings! After the night expedition, the Carcey in La Féclaz and the Nordic Ski Centre in Crolles have something to eat on offer!

ACCOMODATION GÎTE DU GOLET - 4* GITE DE FRANCE Ideal for a holiday in nature and relaxing with your friends and family! Renovated traditional Alpine chalet located on the cross-country ski tracks. Splendid natural environment, perfectly preserved setting with mountain pastures and forests. Very comfortable. Warm mountain charm. Very cosy. Lots of charm and character. Superb panoramic view of the massif and the valley. Alain Charlier +33 (0)4 79 25 83 07 www.gites-de-france.com/locationvacances-Les-Deserts-Gite-Chalet-DuGolet-73G98136.html


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WINTER’S KEY EVENTS

02 31 02 31 - JAN- MARCH - MARCH JAN FULL MOON EVENING All winter, at every full moon, a spectacular show on snow, combining equestrian performance, aerobatics and pyrotechnics. After the show the audience can go through the forest and across snowy plains, to discover stars, with an initiation to astronomy in a breathtaking setting. The evening is rounded off in a yurt with a friendly, warm dinner. www.volteface-cheval-savoie.com

20 & 21 JANUARY RAIDDOGS Introduction to driving on Saturday, Bivouac evening with the Mushers. Sunday, day’s sled ride-trek www.mikia.org

23 JANUARY LA GRANDE ODYSSÉE SAVOIE MONT BLANC Savoie Grand Revard will be one of the 10 stages for the famous dog sled race which is over 1000km long in total. You can see 300 dogs and 20 Mushers, among the best n the world.


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LES AILLONS MARGÉRIAZ The station-resort of Aillons-Margériaz will charm anyone who wants to recharge their batteries! At the heart of the Geopark and the Regional Nature Park of the Massif des Bauges , it's got everything you want. The beauty of the landscapes, the warmth of the villagers, the nursery and more advanced slopes within a well equipped and safe domain, discovering large protected areas for downhill or cross-country skiing, snowshoes or dog sleds, the breathtaking panoramas, it’s all there to be shared with family or friends.


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Ideally located, just 30 minutes from Chambéry and Annecy, the resort welcomes beginners and advanced skiers, big and small. The soaring mountains, the expertise and local architecture, give an authentic character to this village rich in traditions. A place for relaxation, the resort offers the pleasure of sport and the sweetness of mountain village life with a strong, preserved identity. It is easy to be charmed by the historical and culinary heritage, to discover the great outdoors, or to relax and meet up with family or friends.

1 pass

giving access to 40 km of runs

2 nursery slopes

with free moving carpet

2 sledge runs

2 night ski runs 1 secure freeride 3 courses for crosscountry marked out

1 boardercross

2 of the steepest runs in the Alps

LES AILLONS MARGÉRIAZ KEY FIGURES


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2 ALTITUDES 2 SITES - 2 ATMOSPHERES

Aillons-Margeriaz 1400 The perfect place for learning to ski ! Aillons 1400 has gentler runs, a large number of beautiful, wide blue and green runs and a nursery area with free moving carpet. Beginners or those who enjoy ‘peaceful’ skiing love it here and enjoy breathtaking views of Mont Blanc.

Aillons-Margeriaz 1000 It's where the most experienced skiers find their thrills! These runs are a bit steeper than those at Aillons 1400 Here, you can find 2 of the steepest runs in the Alps: •T  he most impressive of the two is the black Massines run, you need to wear tips because the slope average is 65% with sections up to 80%. •L  e Golet, meanwhile, has a 60% sustained pitch with 70% at the start.

NEW •F  ans of off-piste and powder snow will love being able to indulge their passion riskfree, with the creation, this year, of a secure freeride zone. •A  illons-Margériaz, always at the forefront of new trends, has also considered the increasing number of enthusiasts of crosscountry skiing, with the creation of 3 marked tracks.

Aillons-Margériaz 1000, however, remains accessible to all with a large number of blue runs and a nursery area with a free moving carpet. So it’s the ideal place for skiing with friends or family, with skiers of different levels. Most of the accommodation is close to the snow and there is daily entertainment from morning to evening with events for children, shows for everyone, night skiing and sledging, perfect for young and old. A large number of activities and organised routes let you discover the domain from a different angle: dog sleds, skijoring, farm visits and the secrets of making local cheese...

Marked cross-country and snowshoeing tracks let you discover this unspoiled natural environment.

Even more skiing fun THE GLISS’QUIZ (free): entertaining and fun treasure hunt set up with educational advisers from the National Education and the Savoyard Association of Discovery Classes: on the downhill and cross-country slopes, children, with skis on their feet, search for markers with questions about the mountain environment, safety and life in the resort, the environment and sustainable development LUDIK’PARK: a beginners’ area located on the Gentianes slope, designed to allow everyone, young and old alike, to learn by taking small steps and mastering their balance. The Ludik'Park is composed of several small stepping stones with different levels of difficulty, a rail and a rocking bridge BOARDER CROSS open to all: large series of different turns which ends with 2 moguls for maximum thrills!


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NEW FOR

OFFERS

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THE TRACÉ SAUVAGE A pure powder run for all levels. Feel the thrills of off-piste in safety!

3 CROSS-COUNTRY TRACKS Discover off-piste safely.

NEW PAY PER USE PASS SNOOCS ARE INVADING THE AILLONSMARGERIAZ 1000 RUNS Modern day sledge, the Snooc is a totally revolutionary gliding machine; a 2-en-1 which combines ski trekking and sledging. It is lightweight and extremely easy to master. Set it up in under 5 minutes. Then just sit down and finish off your trek with an effortless slide, and enjoy some fun with your Snoocer group! It can be used from 10 years of age. The SNOOC is aimed at those who love scenery and nature as well as thrill seekers, and more generally at all those who enjoy the pleasure of skiing. The activity is one of the nature sports such as trail or ski trekking... It is an introduction to ski touring accessible to all.

SUPER JANUARY OFFERS AND SPRING SKIING

ADVANTAGE PASS

Skiing with family, friends or your partner, at the Aillons-Margériaz station, you don’t need to break the bank! •S  uper January: from 8th January until 9th February, the Aillons-Margériaz 1000 pass is €10/day during the week and €12/day at the weekend.

On the principle of electronic toll payments, this is an advantageous pass which gives you free access to the slopes (no more queuing at the cash desk) and which rewards loyal skiers with special offers all winter!

•S  pring skiing: from 26th March until 2nd April the Aillons-Margériaz 1400 pass is €12/day during the week.

WIFI FOR ALL

All the passes can be downloaded for peace of mind and less time queuing.

At the foot of the slopes to share your exploits!

A NEW MOBILE APP. The kilometres and the altitude difference covered by the skier are revealed to them for a connected and personalised slide + the weather and the slope opening times in real time + direct and easy access to topping up ski passes online.

HOLIDAY ADVANTAGES From 3 days stay, the passes will entitle you to a free admission to the ice rink and the swimming pool in Chambéry.

TOP UP ONLINE

Whether for a weekend, three days or a week, any ‘all inclusive’ package bought entitles you to an Advantage Pass, which you can use to benefit from the numerous offers in the station’s shops and suppliers. ‘All inclusive’ packages at www.lesaillons.com

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CONCENTRATED VITAMIN SPORTS

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This night mountain ski race at AillonsMargeriaz 1000 is for amateurs and experts alike.

24TH JANUARY THE VERTIC AILLON Night mountain skiing race, climbing (around 500m) and descent (slalom gates). Race open to all, beginners and competitors.

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10:00AM - 5:00PM

9TH GLISS’GOURMANDE On skis or snowshoes, in a Rally format on the Aillons-Margeriaz 1000 slopes, discover local producers and taste regional produce. How to combine the discovery of various regional produce, meeting the producers with the joys of skiing and showshoeing? A course will mark out the ski area and several stages will be meeting places for an aperitif, a meal, tasting Bauges cheese or Savoy wines, with a herbal tea or a liqueur to finish. The day will close with a snack. It is also an opportunity to meet local producers and chat with them.

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SAVOIE SNOWBOARD TOUR The SST is made up of 7 stages which take place in the 7 Savoy ski stations. 150 participants compete at AillonsMargériaz 1400 to become Savoy Snowboard Champion and/or qualify for the French Championships. This night mountaineering ski race in Aillons-Margériaz 1000 is for amateurs and experts.

24TH FEBRUARY 9TH SNOW TRAIL THE WHITE FAIRY Leave your skis behind and put on your trainers for an unprecedented discovery of the Nordic area at Aillons-Margériaz 1400, at night! The Snow Trail The White Fairy is becoming more popular because of its accessibility (10.5km with +220m in altitude) allowing you to discover this beautiful race on snow at night.

18TH MARCH THE SKI FUN CHALLENGE An original and sporty challenge with crazy slalom, boardercross, freeride and even photography! In a team, open to all, have fun with family or friends, followed by a DJ set on the snow front! Book your place at www.ski.lesaillons.com

2ND APRIL THE VINTAGE DAY A festive and friendly day, free and open to all, to dress up in ski clothes from the 1920s to the 1980s.

1ST APRIL EASTER EGG HUNT An Easter Egg hunt on skis to find the 1700 eggs that will be hidden in AillonsMargériaz 1000 including 5 special ‘ôf’ which mean you have won a chocolate sculpture ! Each participant will get a chocolate surprise. And so that everyone can join in the fun, there will be a dedicated space for the under 4s.


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FAVOURITES UNDERGROUND ADVENTURE

FREE FLIGHT

Discover speleology and the underground world with footbridges and ladders, and understand the different stages of the geological formations of the Massif des Bauges.The visit to the ‘Tanne du Névé’ has a return journey of 90 minutes. In winter the professionals of the speleological department accompany the visitors.

During the winter season, tandem paragliding flights at Aillons-Margériaz 1000 (Mont Pelat) and 1400 in partnership with the ESF.

www.karst-3e.fr

CHALET DU BLANC BED AND BREAKFAST A place where you can combine well-being and the discovery of new activities: yoga, aerial yoga, pilates, aquabike... Jacuzzi, sauna, hydrotherapy, indoor pool. +33 (0)6 22 11 90 89 - www.lechaletdublanc.fr

www.espace3d.fr

CABINS IN THE TREES The ‘Là-haut’ Cabins 5 top of the range cabins with jacuzzi. +33 (0)4 79 70 27 17 - www.cabanes-lahaut.com

La Cabane dans l’Arbre du Jarsin One of the highest cabins in France. +33 (0)6 86 00 19 45 - +33 (0)9 54 71 17 93

ARTISANS

Strolling in the Bauges, you meet many artisans: potters, leather craftsmen, sculptors, ceramists, stringed instrument makers, mohair weavers... The numerous artists and craftsmen of the Massif are very welcoming. They take great pride in their fine work, and are guarantors of an exceptional expertise, working with a passion and respect for traditions in reviving or creating unique and characterful objects that enhance our daily lives. Many other specialities can be enjoyed in the Bauges: cheeses, chocolate, herbal teas, organic breads, plant tinctures or beers.

At the height of good taste A cheese plate in the Bauges includes a speciality that you must not miss: the Tome des Bauges PDO. This Tome cheese, which has the peculiarity of being written with only one M (its nameToma comes from the local dialect and means cheese produced in the mountain pastures) has the fragrant taste of the meadow flowers of the Massif des Bauges.

GET INVOLVED... •T  ake part in a workshop making Tome des Bauges butter and cheese • See the cows being milked on a farm •T  aste Rissoles like in the days of Mère Chatelain, with Séverine in the Bauges markets…

MATOUILLE Tartiflette, raclette and fondue are so old fashioned now when it's cold we make a Matouille! It’s a typical recipe of the Massif des Bauges which consists of melting a Tome des Bauges and serving it with potatoes, cold meats and pickles for those who appreciate their food.


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A BIT OF CULTURE

‘Secrets of the Greengrocer’ at the Val d’Aillon cheese shop Immerse yourself in the world of agriculture and cheese in the ‘Secrets of the Greengrocer’ discovery area in the Val d'Aillon cheese shop. Move through informative displays, games, quizzes and a glass pyramid overlooking the cheese making workshop... Fully understand the history of cheese, the lives of farmers and the cheese maker. An original museum which should not to be missed. You can make real butter and cheese in the Tome des Bauges and butter workshop at the Val d'Aillon cheese shop. A very friendly, enjoyable workshop, followed by a tasting. +33 (0)4 79 54 60 28 www.fromagerieaillon.com

Ferme de la Correrie Dairy cow and goat farm. Sale of farm cheeses (Tome Bauges, cold meats, regional products ...). Free visits every evening, goat treats from 6:00pm to 7:30pm + watch the milking of the cows. Taste chocolates, Savoy wines, La Baujue beer (Lescheraines). +33 (0)4 79 54 64 70

THE REGIONAL NATURE PARK OF THE MASSIF DES BAUGES Classed as a UNESCO world heritage site with the Geopark Label since 2011, it is the worldwide recognition of a remarkable geological heritage. The Bauges Geopark stands out for its exceptional underground and aquatic heritage. Two sites not to be missed: the Prérouge cave, the gateway to the deepest speleological network in Savoy and the Devil's Bridge Canyon, one of the canyoning must-do's in Rhône-Alpes. Between the panorama of the Revard and the Pissieu waterfall, some fifty geosites* offer a wide choice of discoveries for the whole family to enjoy. *A  Geosite is a space that allows you to observe remarkable elements and geological phenomena.

LES BAUGES, A TYPICAL ARCHITECTURE The heart of the Bauges is composed of 14 authentic villages, historical testimony to a typical baujue architecture. Many small barns dot the old pastures, and there are a multitude of chapels, wash houses and bread ovens in all the villages of the Massif and along the roadside. Observe the old frontages of the shops which used to flourish in Saint-François-de-Sales and the houses of Châtelard, the Arclusaz meadow with its stone walls. Push the doors open of the Ecole church, with its 16th century pieta, and Jarsy church also known as the Cathedral of the Bauges. Don’t miss: Enjoy the sun in Arith, nicknamed the Little Nice of the Buages and stroll through the narrow streets of La Compôte, a typical Bauges village with its characteristic architecture: numerous barns with wide crossed board doors and the famous ‘tavalans’ a type of balcony suspended from the eaves by wood with a naturally curved end.

A STONE'S THROW AWAY, DISCOVER CHAMBÉRY, TOWN OF ART & HISTORY 30 minutes from the Massif des Bauges ski stations, allow yourself to be charmed by the ancient capital of the Dukes of Savoy with an unexpectedly rich heritage. Château of the Dukes of Savoy, Grand Carillon (No.1 in Europe and No. 8 in the world), old pedestrian centre with colourful facades and many trompe-l'oeil, museums, House of JeanJacques Rousseau, the modern part designed by Mario Botta and the Ticinese school, not to mention the 4 sans Q, nickname of the famous Fountain of Elephants…, all this cultural heritage is the soul of a town which will surprise you.

TAKE THE WATER IN CHALLES-LES-EAUX ‘Mum to be’ or ‘New mum’ treatments, slimming treatments well-being and aesthetic care, women are in the spotlight! The balneotherapy area, the cryotherapy treatments, together with the hiking trails, the aerodrome and the leisure centre at the lake, invite you to combine fitness, pleasure and well-being!


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DISTANCE

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BY TRAIN

• 3.5 hours from Paris

• From Paris and Lyon: A43 motorway, exit Chambéry then Massif des Bauges

•N  earest train station : Chambéry 25km away

• 1 .5 hours from Lyon and Geneva • 30mins from Chambéry •3  0 mins/45 mins from Albertville, Annecy

• From Geneva: A41 motorway, exit Aix-les-Bains Nord or Seynod Sud • From Chambéry: D912 then D206

•C  hambéry TGV station, then shuttle bus (according to season) or taxi


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