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Albiez-Montrond

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Albiez-Montrond - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie
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Albiez le Vieux is an authentic mountain village, located 1 hour from Chambéry, above Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

At the heart of the mountains, the village and its hamlets are a haven of tranquility to relax and enjoy the fantastic scenery. Albiez Montrond Old and partnered in 1972 to form the municipality of Albiez-Montrond.

Composed of several hamlets, including - the Rieux, the Gouthier, Belleville - the highest and most important is the Chalmieu (altitude 1600 m), which had up to 240 inhabitants in 1875. Literally hanging from the pasture, we sometimes wonders what could motivate Neolithic men to settle here in the mountains (many traces of ancient occupation of the Iron age - about 500 BC -. including collapsed tombs containing pins bronze bracelets, brooches and amber beads).

Located in Maurienne, in the heart of Savoy, the village of Montrond (Latin Mons rotondus - rounded Mont -) dominated the northeast by the Cret de la Feisse to 1812 m and the superb Needles of Arves southeast at 3514 m, is mentioned for the first time in the year 1038. Today, the rural exodus has reduced the population to about thirty people in the year (twice in summer) with three families of farmers farmers Abondance cows that produce milk for the dairy cooperative of Saint Sorlin d'Arves used in the manufacture of Beaufort AOC an excellent rewarded many times at agricultural show in Paris. You can, if you wish, watch the milking outdoors, summer in the pastures, thanks to the "feature-phone". Pulled by a tractor, it will install the equipment necessary to trafficking in upland meadows and move to progressively moves the (gradual rise of animals). The milk is then lowered into the 4x4 then harvested every morning, weighed and taken away in Saint-Sorlin.

The school Chalmieu closed in 1973 and became a rural house. The school-age children go to primary Albiez le Vieux.

The climate is characterized by lots of sunshine, a long snow (almost 6 months), low rainfall (800 mm per year) and finally exceptional brightness. The sky Montrond plateau is often described as Mediterranean.

Formerly, these advantages have made it the country with wheat whole Country Arvan (named after the river which rises on the slopes of St Sorlin before flowing into the Arc) and wheat are gilded his ears up '1600 m altitude.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAlbiez-Montrond
Postcode73300
Tourism label
Latitude45.2176950 (N 45° 13’ 4”)
Longitude6.3512950 (E 6° 21’ 5”)
AltitudeFrom 738m to 3320m
Surface area48.58 km²
Population389 inhabitants
Density8 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (91 km, 1h12)
Insee code73013
IntercommunalityCC de l'Arvan
DepartmentSavoie
RegionAlps

Nearest cities & towns

Albiez-le-Jeune3.8 km (6 min)
Saint-Jean-d'Arves12.5 km (20 min)
Villargondran14.2 km (25 min)
Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves15.6 km (25 min)
Saint-Pancrace16.3 km (28 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne16.6 km (27 min)
Montricher-Albanne18.5 km (33 min)
Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire18.8 km (31 min)
La Toussuire19 km (32 min)
Hermillon21 km (32 min)
Jarrier22 km (36 min)
Villarembert22 km (36 min)
Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis23 km (34 min)
Pontamafrey-Montpascal23 km (35 min)

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Events and festivities

For further information: or animation@lesalbiez.com +33 4 79 59 30 48.

Photos

The lower village in Albiez
The lower village in Albiez
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Col du Mollard Water Plan
Col du Mollard Water Plan
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The village and the Needles of Arves
The village and the Needles of Arves
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The water Mollard cervical
The water Mollard cervical
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Bas village of Albiez
Bas village of Albiez
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On the slopes of Albiez
On the slopes of Albiez
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View Mollard (upper village)
View Mollard (upper village)
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The Albiez to Aiguilles d'Arves
The Albiez to Aiguilles d'Arves
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Albiez Cinema
Albiez Cinema
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The Monk Champlan in Albiez
The Monk Champlan in Albiez
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Summer in Albiez
Summer in Albiez
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Water area of ​​the Col du Mollard
Water area of ​​the Col du Mollard
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The slopes of Albiez
The slopes of Albiez
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Walk Discover Savoy Albiez
Walk Discover Savoy Albiez
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The lower village, in Albiez
The lower village, in Albiez
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Weather

Saturday 10 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 6°C
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Sunday 11 december
Min. 2°C - Max. 2°C
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Monday 12 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 3°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hike in the Arvan Valley
Nature and the great outdoors18 € Saint-Jean-d'Arves (7.2 km)
Maiden paraglider flight over the Maurienne
Sports sensations75 € to 105 € Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte (9.2 km)
Horse riding in the Alps
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 950 € La Ferrière (24 km)
Night-time snowmobile trek
Sports sensations130 € Les Deux Alpes (26 km)
Tandem paragliding for all
Sports sensations75 € to 140 € Saint-Hilaire (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Col de la Croix-de-Fer east
Cycling itineraryAthletic4h45Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (6.3 km)
Poingt Ravier Eco-Forest Trail
HikeEasy2h30Valloire (8.2 km)
Valloirette Fitness Trail
HikeEasy2h00Valloire (8.4 km)
Col du Galibier from Valloire
Cycling itineraryAthletic1h40Valloire (8.4 km)
Walking to "Prés Plans" chapel
HikeEasy1h35Saint-Sorlin-d'Arves (10 km)

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