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A Beating heart

Located right in the heart of Val d’Arly, this village resort has the feel of a typical little mountain community, where local people and visitors happily mingle in the lively, beating village centre. Fans of culture and traditional everyday life are spoilt for choice: medieval church, pretty little streets, local specialities… and some breath-taking panoramic views too, all under the protective eye of Mont-Blanc.

Flumet / St Nicolas La Chapelle

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Chaucisse church

The local parish church was hard to reach on foot from the hamlet of Chaucisse, especially during the winter. In 1818, thanks to a gift from one of the village’s “expatriates”, a chapel was built that later became the parish church (1828 to the 1960s).

L'Etale

This compact mountain summit is, despite its appearance, higher than Le Charvin (2484 m). With its many cliff faces, it is more difficult to climb but is bursting with genepi plants…

Flumet church

Saint Théodule church in Flumet was rebuilt in 1682 after the the original 13th C church was destroyed by fire Particularly noteworthy because of its belltower in the shape of a medieval tower, its unusual design, rich furnishings and baroque altars.

Learn about the secrets of Reblochon

Let yourself be guided during a visit of our museum space and an introduction to the making of Reblochon (white Tomme) - which will end with a friendly tasting of our cheeses made in our workshops.

Hanging houses – Panoramic view

Flumet’s hanging houses, with their foundations built into the actual rock, overlook the river Arly 40m below. The only one of its kind in Savoie, this architectural group of buildings is most unusual, with breathtaking, dizzying views.

Oratory of the Virgin with the Child

Oratoire de type guérite, crépi blanc au toit à 4 pans couvert de tôle avec croix métal au sommet.

Evettes Lake

After a mountain walk, come and relax by the side of this peaceful little lake surrounded by fir trees.

Notre Dame de Lourdes – Le Char Oratory

Oratoire de type guérite crépi gris au toit à 4 pans couvert de tôle avec une croix de métal au sommet.

34th Celebration of horses carriage

Parade of coaches and horse-drawn vehicles in period costume through the streets of the town, with folk groups and brass bands. Lunch and dinner in a marquee with musical accompaniment.

Saint Nicolas la Chapelle church

Saint Nicolas-la-Chapelle church, dedicated to the saint of the same name, dates from the 18th C. The baroque building is notable because of its belltower with double light turret, sculpted porch, murals and canopied main altar – unique in Savoie.

Le Mont-Charvin

Mont Charvin (2407 m) is one of the main peaks of the Aravis mountain range and is recognisable by its pyramid shape and steep rock face. This is maybe the reason for its name: Charvin means exposed summit (“charve” is patois for “chauve” meaning bald).

Museographic space

Exhibition space of the local area, mountain agriculture and the local AOP products. Experience life in the Val d'Arly through the film "Carnet de Voyage" and then enjoy tastings of our local produce. Open daily, year round, from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm (unguided visit) - guided tours can be booked.

"Le Gâteau" - Panoramic views

A pretty mountain, overlooking Flumet, which probably got its name ("gâteau" means cake in French) from its “millefeuille” cake shape. It offers splendid views over the Mont-Blanc chain of mountains, the Beaufortain and Aravis…

Saint Théodule church: free entry

Self-guided tour of this little church which houses a magnificent canopy.

Château de Charbonnière

The "château" de Charbonnière is a fortified house dating from at least the 16th C. Burned during the Revolution, the only parts of its former exterior remaining are the large living quarters and one of the four elegant turrets that once adorned it.

Abymes bridge

The Abymes bridge connects Flumet with Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe. Interesting not only for its architecture, the bridge offers stunning views over the river Arly situated 32m below, the T’ienne mill and hanging houses.

Château des Faucigny

The Château des Faucigny, fortified in the 12th century, is now a ruin. However, the building was once of great architectural and historical value and was part of the original development of Flumet.

Our Lady of Pity Oratory

Bloc de granit, surmonté d’un chapiteau du même matériau et, pour le toit, 2 blocs triangulaires en pierre avec au sommet une croix en fer forgé ouvragée ; niche creusée dans la pierre protégée par une vitre et par une grille en fer forgé.

Chapelle du Passieu

Passieu chapel was established in the 18th century at the initiative of the parish priest. Blessed in 1747, it was placed under the patronage of St Sébastin, St Antoine and St Guérin. Restored in 1975.

De Bieu Fortified house

The Maison De Bieu, standing on the edge of the village, is a 15th C fortified house with a distinctive square tower adjacent to the living area. Long-time home to the De Bieu family, it is Flumet’s last maintained and inhabited “château”.