Presentation of the village resort

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In “La Giett’”, as this typical village nestled between the mountain slopes and forests is known, time stops long enough to offer visitors an exceptional view over the mountain ranges of Beaufortain, Aravis and Mont-Blanc. A veritable secret location, it is the departure point for a multitude of walks amongst alpine meadows, mountain streams and wooden chalets burnished by the sun, with Mont-Blanc sparkling in the sunshine. The village of La Giettaz is a place apart where mountain ambience combines with peacefulness.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Festi'Val d'Arly Culturelle

Thursday 19 juillet 2018

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Tour du Val d'Arly Sports

Tuesday 31 juillet 2018

Découverte d'une partie du Tour du Val d'Arly. Départ de la Giettaz au Col des Aravis, puis Bogneuve, Chaucisse, Saint Nicolas la Chapelle, et arrivée à Flumet.

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Show Tour The Arts of Music Hall in Val d'Arly Distractions et loisirs

Monday 13 août 2018 at 18H

They come back !!! The National Institute of the Music Hall arts returns in Val d'Arly with its new show. Show for all mixing comedy, popular song, and dance.

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The night of the churches: Story of the church Culturelle

Saturday 07 juillet 2018 at 20H30

Story told of the parish and the church, from the Middle Ages to the present day, through games of light, video projector, scenic games and music.

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"Les Z'Arts en Fête" Festival Culturelle

Friday 22 juin 2018

For 2 days, in the heart of the village, in the open air or with our partners, everyone will be able to live unique experiences and immerse themselves, the Festival time in sounds, initiations of all kinds, know-how...

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Feast in alpine pastures Traditions et folklore

Wednesday 15 août 2018 at 11H

Traditional festival involving Aravis farmers, in the mountain pastureland overlooking Mont-Blanc.

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Story narrated of the parish and the church Culturelle

Saturday 15 septembre 2018 at 20H30

Story told of the parish and the church, from the Middle Ages to the present day, through games of light, video projector, scenic games and music.

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Villa Jeanne d'Arc

Villa Jeanne d’Arc, built between 1908-1914, is the first example of La Giettaz’s legacy as a resort. Initially a hotel on the Route des Grandes Alpes, then a rest home and finally a preventatorium, it traces the evolution of tourism in the village.

Museum - A la Rencontre du Passé

Located in an old house in the center of the village, this museum aims to safeguard and to make known all that constituted the life of our ancestors.

The Chapel of Le Plan

The chapel of Le Plan was built at the end of the 1860s at the initiative of Abbé J.M. Jiguet and the local residents. Blessed in 1870 under the protection of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the chapel is in neo-gothic style.

Oratoire des Clapières

The Oratoire des Clapières is the only wayside cross to have escaped the destruction of the Revolution : it is the oldest in Val d’Arly. Situated on the Route des Chalets, its name comes from “clapier” meaning pile of stone.

Nants chapel

Little chapel located at the place known as L'Abbaye and which is part of the Oratory and Cross itinerary.

Visit commented by the museum: "on the meeting of past"

Presentation(Display) of the Savoyard traditional housing environment, the workshop(studio) where the wood and the theme of the snow with ski, sledges were worked, sun hat.

La Giettaz church

The church at La Giettaz, dedicated to St Pierre-aux-Liens, was rebuilt in the mid-19th century to replace the previous 14th century building. Its bulb-shaped belltower and its furnishings make it a fine example of late baroque Savoyard style.

Le Jaillet Roman boundary marker

The Roman boundary marker at the Jaillet pass is one of Val d'Arly's rarest ancient remains. Together with the markers of the Petit Croisse Baulet and L'Avenaz, they offer the excuse for a themed walk open to good walkers (7 hrs walking).

L'Avenaz Roman boundary marker

The Roman boundary marker of l'Avenaz is one of the Val d'Arly's ancient remains. An excuse for good walkers to discover this and the other two Roman boundary markers - Le Jaillet and the Petit Croisse-Baulet (7 hrs walk).

The Aravis mountain range

The Aravis mountain range stretches 25 km from north to south, from Bonneville to Ugine, with its highest point, the Pointe Percée, at 2752 m. It is between the Bornes mountains to the west and the Arve and Arly valleys to the east.

Le Chalet du Curé

The Curé’s Chalet, with its massive outline and four sections of roof, reflects the influence of religious orders on the architecture of alpine farmhouses. Indeed, in the olden days, alpine mountain farms were often worked by monks.

"La Tête" - Panoramic views

Between the "Col des Aravis" and the "Chalet du Curé", you will find an orientation table to know everything about the surrounding mountains.

"La Tête du Torraz" - Panoramic views

A superb peak, an exceptional balcony overlooking the Aravis mountains. Its mind-boggling 360° views are worth seeing. The peak is one of the features on the Pays du Mont-Blanc et des Balcons de l’Arly hiking tour, following the length of the ridge.

Living museum: "on the meeting of past"

Open the door and dive into the old life! A real living museum, you will discover the traditional habitat and the daily life of the inhabitants of the time through demonstrations of their know-how.

Petit Croisse Baulet Roman boundary marker

The Petit Croisse-Baulet Roman boundary marker is one of Val d’Arly’s ancient remains. An ideal excuse for good walkers to explore this together with the other two markers of Le Jaillet and L’Avenaz (7 hrs walking).

Virgin of Le Châtelard

The Virgin of Le Châtelard can be reached by an easy, short walk (1 hr – 3.2 km, 700m difference in altitude) from the Col des Aravis. The ramble offer lovely views over the Arondine valley, Aravis and Mont-Blanc mountains.

La Porte des Aravis

At the north of the Aravis pass, the "Porte des Aravis" is an imposing opening in the middle of the crest. Its aspect can be compared to a hole in a row of teeth. This geologic curiosity is associated to the legend of Gargantua.

Chapelle sainte Anne

Cette chapelle, située au col des Aravis, est dédiée à sainte Anne, patronne des voyageurs. Erigée en 1650 elle est reconstruite vers 1765 par le curé de La Giettaz.Bien que située sur la commune de la Clusaz, elle est entretenue par les deux paroisses.

Notre Dame des Alpages

The Virgin of Alpine Farms is a statue that was built by alpine farmers in 1956, situated at an altitude of 1800 m. She is believed to protect the farmers, their animals and the whole village. Possible to hike via the Route du Plan to reach the statue.

Feast in alpine pastures

Traditional festival involving Aravis farmers, in the mountain pastureland overlooking Mont-Blanc.