Origin of name: From Allius (Allius area) and then successively Allodi, Allio, come Allione, Aillion, rags, Aillons because of the many hamlets, finally Aillon-le-Jeune in 1863 when the parish has been replaced by 2 common after connecting of Savoy to France in 1860.
The station Aillons - Margeriaz, true mountain village is nestled in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Bauges.
Located near the city gates 4 of Savoy (25 km from Chambéry, 35 km from Aix-les-Bains and Annecy and 50 km from Albertville), the resort enjoys a privileged location that gives direct access from large cities. This is the station nearest Savoie Lyon and Paris!
Winter activities :
Young and old enjoy a range of varied activities : Sports Ski or more "cool", surfing or relaxing more "spectacular" snowpark, cross-country trails, snowshoeing, dog sled rides, contemplative pauses on the tops, farm tours, tasting cheeses and other local products... or just relaxing !
The Aillons- Margériaz is the station of all skiers. It allows thanks to its two ski areas: Aillon Station and Margériaz, to enjoy the pleasures of snow and mountains in all their facets.
A Margériaz : Point Lower slopes: 1400 m - High Point to slopes: 1900 m - Number of lifts : 11 - Ski slopes : 24 - 22 km - Ski skiing : 5 - 22 km.
A Aillon Station : Point Bottom of slopes : 1000 m - High Point to slopes: 1600 m - Number of lifts : 9 - Ski slopes : 16 - 18 km - Nordic trails : 3-15 km.
Proposed activities : Snowshoeing trails, disabled skiing, downhill cliff rappelling, hiking and initiations dog sledding, night skiing.
For children : contest snowmen, children's carnival, crafts workshops, screening of cartoons.
For Teens : snowpark, fly jump, shows, films.
The Aillons- Margériaz offer all walks you crave : themed walks on the trail of Tannes and Ice Orchids or in pastures or forests, sports or quiet, walking or biking. Your senses enjoy the mountains out of sight, streams.
Proposed activities : waterfall zipline, swimming, climbing, paragliding, open lifts, tennis, mini- golf, canyoning, caving, hiking and themes, fishing.
Summer is also the village festivals like the Festival of peaks, Lez'Arts in Scenes, Contest Loggers, Vogue and the Fair.
In winter and summer : A weekly entertainment program " The Anim'Aillon " is available throughout the winter season and summer, you can find on the website of the Tourist Office Aillons - Margériaz.
The Aillons- Margériaz also seduce you by the discovery of its heritage, both historical and culinary :
Go to track Carthusian : At the end of the 12th century, the parish Aillon increases with the installation of Carthusian monks in the valley of Lourdens. There are now only remains as : La Chartreuse which has since 1989 a plan for heritage conservation and is currently one of the thematic heritage houses the Regional Natural Park of the Bauges. Come and visit the Chartreuse, a themed rooms succession that is dedicated to cultural heritage and rural life territory bauges.
Chapel Correrie, the bell tower of copper, renovated around 1960, with a cross placed in the small adjoining cemetery is one of the most beautiful tracks of the occupation of the Combe de Lourdens by the monks. Round Basin Chartreux in Correrie also a remarkable relic.
The hamlet of Penon was previously one of grangeries of Carthusian monks...
Gastronomy baujue :
Fruitière Val d' Aillon will seduce lovers. Founded in 1889, it is one of the last village collective installations of Savoy, it centralizes most of the dairy farms in the town and turns the milk cheeses like Tome bauges (AOC). The museum " Secrets Fruitière " will delight young and old. Playful and intelligent she initiated the whole family to the secret alchemy which, from milk to produce tasty cheeses.
At the station, visit a farm producing various farm cheeses ( cow and goat ) as the Tome bauges, St. Bruno or Vacherin : The cheese Bound maple and birch bark is made at the time the first frost. Its preparation requires one that is no longer controlled by a few producers aillonnais expertise.
Chevrier producing various goat cheeses including the famous Chevrotin, AOC ; opportunity to visit his farm in winter and summer pastures.
Ludik Nordik in January. Initiation of public awareness activities Nordic Margériaz. Nordic skiing, biathlon, dog sledding, snowshoeing, children's... Warm atmosphere guaranteed.
Gliss'Gourmande late January.
The White Fairy : running on snow in February.
The appointment of winter Aillon Station :
Torchlight children: Thursdays during school holidays to 19h. Children ski lessons ( level 2 star) can participate in the descent with their monitors.
Torchlight and Fireworks : Thursdays during school holidays to 20h. Given by the instructors of the French ski school and lift staff multi-sport demonstration, entertainment, fireworks and mulled wine !
Market and Crafts tradition : Thursdays during school holidays. Sale of local products and local handicrafts.
Children's Carnival : every Tuesday during February vacation. Costumes, makeup, music and celebration. Free!
Contests Snowman : Every Wednesday from December 24 to April 1.
The appointment of the summer :
National Day : July 13. From 18h: rustic meal followed by a dance pavilion and a fireworks display. A Aillon Station.
The festival peaks : in July. Mounted lifts to reach the summit of Mount Pelat where you expect meals and entertainment. Descent chairlift, mountain bike or on foot. A Aillon Station.
The lumberjack competition early August. Proof mat and ax. Entertainment, craft market, wooden sculptures. Challenge Alain Perignon. A Aillon Station.
The Feast of Mid-August: August 15. Animations, wooden toys, traditional meal followed by a ball outdoors. A Aillon Station.
Lez'Art in scenes in August. Live arts festival.
The fair Aillon-le-Jeune in September. Many exhibitors and at noon, traditional stew cooked in cauldrons. The village of Aillon-le-Jeune.
In summer, the weekly free entertainment during the holidays Aillon Station :
The soccer tournament.
The films and cartoons.
The petanque tournament.
The manual activities.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The Herbarium at the Walnut Clappe: Views from the exploitation of medicinal plants in July and August.
House Fauna-Flora to School: House theme park that reveals the relationship between man and nature.
Museum of Natural History in Gruffy: Discoveries entertaining and educational wildlife of the region through a collection of stuffed animals in their natural setting.
The water of Lescheraines: Base recreational tree climbing ... many activities await you.