Traditional village | Listed valley | Nordic area
Altitude 1 250 m – All the charm of a traditional Savoyard hamlet nestling in the heart of an unspoiled environment, at the gateway to the Vanoise National Park. An ice tower that is one of a kind in France. Accessible by train from Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-Les-Bains train station.
In winter, thanks to its comfortable gondola, the traditional village of Champagny-en-Vanoise is linked to the Paradiski® area, guaranteeing excellent snow conditions for skiing in the mid-altitude and high altitude areas (the topmost peak is at 3,080 m). The site also has two children’s ski gardens. Another significant asset for a successful holiday is the swimming pool with a spa and a paddling pool for your little ones. A few bends further up the road from the main village is the unspoiled valley of Champagny-le-Haut, a real picture-postcard setting where you can enjoy a wide range of Nordic activities: cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice climbing (on Europe’s one and only ice tower!), hikes and snowshoe walks, dogsledding and a sculpted snow grotto. A visit to the Espace Glacialis is a must to find out all about the life of glaciers. For your holiday accommodation, a family-run hotel and a wide choice of chalets and residences are dotted around the village.
In summer, it is a real treat to wander around the little streets in Champagny-en-Vanoise, a charming and authentic mountain village. The south-facing site enjoys plenty of sunshine which only adds to the charm of its baroque church and the narrow streets with chapels and oratories. After a hike starting from the listed site of Champagny-le-Haut, the gateway to the Vanoise National Park, you simply must visit the Espace Glacialis to find out more about the life of glaciers. The hiking trails and refuges offer access to an unspoiled mountain area of fauna and flora. You only have to look around to spot marmots, ibex and bearded vultures. In summer, Champagny-en-Vanoise also offers hiking, mountain biking and e-bike trails, concerts and other original activities, not forgetting the outdoor swimming pool in a lush green setting overlooking a light-filled mountain landscape. Fishing enthusiasts and anyone looking for a great place to relax will enjoy some time at the lake.