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

Tuesday 09 juillet 2019 at 20H

Art et Culture en Arly presents the 4th Festi'Val d'Arly: a series of concerts in Val d'Arly throughout the summer (choirs, opera, symphony and philharmonic orchestras...) Supported by St Nicolas la Chapelle town hall and Val d'Arly tourist Office.

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La Giettaz-en-Aravis
"Les Z'Arts en Fête" Festival Culturelle

Wednesday 24 juillet 2019

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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Tour de l'Avenir - Arrivée Etape 7 Sports

Thursday 22 août 2019

The Tour de l'Avenir, the Tour de France for Young riders under 22, will stop this year in La Giettaz on Thrusday, August 24 at the end of a stage of 106km and 2653 meters of elevation gain. Come and welcome the riders and future stars of the world cycling.

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Notre Dame de Bellecombe
"Unusual Break" in Val d'Arly Culturelle

Monday 01 juillet 2019

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

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Aravis Bike Tour Sports


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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Feast in alpine pastures Traditions et folklore

Thursday 15 août 2019 at 11H

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

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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).

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.

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.

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.

Feast in alpine pastures

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

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).

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.

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).

"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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Museum - A la Rencontre du Passé

Display of traditional Savoie costumes, a woodwork workshop and a snow themed exhibition: skis, sledges, bob sleighs. Possibility of visit during village tour on Friday mornings.

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.

Nants chapel

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