A sensory journey through our summer playground
BREATHE IN THE MOUNTAINS
Take a moment to stroll through the forests from Malgovert to Arc 1600, listen to the sound of the animals out grazing in Arc 1800, feel the wind on your face on the col de la Chal, snack on a few bilberries at the halfway station of the Transarc gondola, and feel humbled by the high Alpine summits viewed from the top of the Aiguille Rouge.
THE VANOISE NATIONAL PARK, UNLIKE ANY OTHER NATIONAL PARK
Closely linked to the resort of Les Arcs / Peisey-Vallandry, the Vanoise National Park, extending over 5 hectares, is an invitation to escape from it all and discover and admire the multitude of flora and fauna to be found in their natural habitat.
Over 120 species of nesting birds, 1800 alpine ibex (the biggest colony in France), 4000 chamois (mountain deer), a variety of different amphibians, and a few species particularly associated with the site like the bearded vulture, who’ve made their home on the cliffs of Peisey-Vallandry since 2003.
The signposted walks of the Vanoise National Park allow the walker to discover these protected places. They are accessible to all and give the perfect opportunity to reconnect to nature with the whole family.
A RECIPE FOR CHILLING IN THE HIGH MOUNTAINS
Summer does not usually make you think of snow, but in the resort of Les Arcs / Peisey-Vallandry, it’s pretty common to find yourself face to face with a mound of snow, even in the middle of a heatwave. A trip up to the Aiguille Rouge gives the chance to touch the snow for the first time for some and to escape from the heat for a cooling break. The more curious can also take the Transarc gondola and head towards the Lac des Moutons where in a few hidden nooks and crannies, the snow never melts…