Places to visit

Discover our local heritage

Discover Albanne: this little village about 6kms of the resort is related to the slopes of the domain. Easy! Restaurant, chalets, inn, church: a typical mountain village.

Montricher village at 1,200 metres altitude is 5km before Les Karellis. It is a 10-minute drive to that resort. Restaurant, eco-museum, traditional bread oven, church...

Village website: montricher-albanne.fr
 

MONTRICHER:

5km below the resort

Eco-museum
Reconstruction of life in Montricher village in the past. In a former private residence in the heart of Montricher village, come and discover life in olden times, houses, working the fields, working with wood... In the basement there is a reconstruction of how slates were made, a trade that lasted until the early 1970s.
Open during the winter season, in summer on request, Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 5pm.
More information: ecomusee-montricherautrefois.e-monsite.com
Adults: 2 €  - Enfants 7 /18 ans : €1. Group bookings possible, all year round: Tel.: +33 (0)4 79 59 61 50 
Email: musemontau@orange.fr   

écomusée montricher

ALBANNE:

6km from the resort
Every Wednesday (the day may vary), there is a guided tour of Albanne village and its Baroque church. Can be reached on foot from Les Karellis. Meet in Albanne car park at 10am. No registration required, free of charge.

All the Maurienne Baroque churches can be visited on the "Chemins du Baroque" tour. Visit the Espace Baroque in Lanslebourg. Tel.: +33 (4) 79 05 90 42.

village albanne

SAINT JEAN DE MAURIENNE:

15km from the resort, Saint Jean de Maurienne is the historical capital of Maurienne and has many sights to see: 

the cathedral, the cloisters, the crypt.

Museum of Mauriennais traditions and costumes, in the former Bishop's Palace.

The unmissable Museum of Opinel Knives, open every day except Sunday and bank holidays, from 9am to 12pm and 2 to 7pm. Free entry.

 

Saint Jean de Maurienne Tourist Information Office: saintjeandemaurienne.com

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