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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La Giettaz-en-Aravis
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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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
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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La Giettaz-en-Aravis
"Les Z'Arts en Fête" Festival Culturelle

Thursday 19 avril 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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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Festi'Val d'Arly Culturelle

Thursday 19 juillet 2018

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Aravis Bike Tour Sports

Saturday 09 juin 2018

From 18 years

A week dedicated to cyclists. Come and discover, or rediscover, the roads and mountain passes of our region, a cycling area that regularly hosts the Tour de France.

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Notre Dame de Bellecombe
Pause Insolite : Le Salon des Poètes Culturelle

Thursday 19 avril 2018 at 14H18

Unique and original appointment every week to discover otherwise the heritage of Val d'Arly.

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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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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).

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.

"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.

"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.

Nants chapel

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

Feast in alpine pastures

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

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.

Aravis Pass

Mountain pass (alt: 1498m) – means of passage between Savoie and Haute Savoie. Magnificent views over Mont-Blanc. Alpine meadows, hiking trails, restaurants…

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).

Folk Group Les Aravis

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.

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.

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).

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 Dard waterfall

Pretty waterfall located between Flumet and La Giettaz, on the side of the D-road. It also bears the nickname of the Bride’s Veil. Le Dard is the name of the mountain river, stopped mid-flow by a slate cliff.

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.

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.