Auron

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TownAuron
Postcode06660
Latitude44.2270960
Longitude6.9313580
National label
Chief townNice (at 92 km, 93 min)
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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TOWN PRESENTATION

In old provencal, Aura refers to the wind and air. This name is probably the slight breeze which prevails almost continuously on the board. For centuries, the plateau Auron was an area of cultivation and grazing for the inhabitants of Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée. In the early 20th century, the only "foreigners" to come there were soldiers on maneuvers and a few skiers. It was not until 1931, for a wagon trail connects Saint-Etienne to Auron. At that time, two major stations began to be equipped with cable: Megeve, France and in Sestriere, Italy. This example inspired the Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes who decided to finance equipment Beuil-Valberg and Auron. In 1934, Auron received his first ski race.

His first cable (the third in France) was inaugurated January 30, 1937. It was carrying 25 people at the extraordinary speed of 2 meters per second! In 1938, Auron greeted the 27th Championships of France, but the war began so the station can sleep it woke quite thirty years later. Its customers had tripled since 1960, but its equipment had not kept pace.

In 1971, the launch of the resort of Isola 2000, near, led the revival of Auron. And this revival was so dramatic and effective since 1979, the station has hosted three times the championships of France Alpine skiing, men and women. Today the station Auron offers 135 km of track.


SIGHTSEEING

Chapel St. Erige: Former place of pilgrimage, they came to ask St. Erige (historical figure who was bishop of Gap) and St. Denis, healings and even resurrect the dead children without baptism, the time to be baptized . Chapel St. Erige houses frescoes are among the most beautiful murals in the country of Nice.

The ski resort.

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ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

The Col de la Bonnette - 2802 m altitude: the highest road in Europe, linking Nice to Briançon. At the top of Bonnette, the views are spectacular, the view of the northern Alps and Mount Viso in Italy is beautiful ... At your binoculars!

The Mercantour National Park: This area is home to a place of harmony between protection, discovery, development and respect for local traditional activities. Everywhere, nature deserves attention and respect is better than picking admire, quietly observed that disturbing ...

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Bungee jumping from 80m off the Pont de la Marié bridge Sports sensations79 €Guillaumes (19.5 km)
Hike in Mercantour and the Valley of WondersNature and the outdoorsFrom 120 € to 200 €Valdeblore (28 km)

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PHOTOS

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WEATHER

Friday 28 November
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Min. 3°C - Max. 8°C
Saturday 29 November
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Min. 1°C - Max. 10°C
Sunday 30 November
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Min. 5°C - Max. 10°C

BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsLe rupicapra  
Roubion
Our guest house dating from 1773 is located in the heart of a medieval village. Roubion is part of the park of Mercantour in the hinterland of Nice.
Located 17.7 km from AuronFrom 75 € to 80 € the double room 
Chalet with 5 bedroomsChalet la Providence  
Le Sauze
Located in the Sauze, winter in the heart of the ski slopes, summer prairie. Real wood and cozy chalet. In each of the 5 bedrooms, bathroom and wc, TV and stunning views of the surrounding...
Located 25 km from AuronFrom 85 € to 145 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 22 personsGrande maison familiale Mercantour
Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage
Rent by the week or weekend at the beautiful and spacious house in the mountain village of Saint Dalmas le Selvage, 7 km from the ski lifts Auron Comfortable. Central heating boiler...
Located 8.3 km from AuronFrom 1100 € to 1400 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsLe moulin d'allos
Allos
Village of the Mercantour National Park Allos offers a multitude of activities in an unspoiled setting. Mill apartments, comfortable, are located close to the village in a quiet and...
Located 24 km from AuronFrom 210 € to 480 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsLe Moulin d'Allos  
8.6
Allos
Village of Allos Mercantour National Park offers a multitude of activities in a protected environment. Mill apartments, comfortable, are located close to the village in a green area...
Located 24 km from AuronFrom 280 € to 780 € per week 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Le Blainon - Hotel in AuronHôtel Le Blainon     
7.3
Auron
Located beside the cable car in Auron ski resort, this hotel’s restaurant serves traditional regional food and offers panoramic views of the slopes and the Tinée Valley. Parking is...
Located in AuronRoom from 90 €
Hôtel Las Donnas - Hotel in AuronHôtel Las Donnas     
7.9
Auron
Las Donnas is situated in the centre of Auron in the Southern Alps. Facing the sun in front of ski slopes, it offers free parking and friendly accommodation. Guest rooms at Hotel Las...
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Hotel l'Ecureuil - Hotel in AuronHotel l'Ecureuil     
6.8
Auron
Logis Hotel l'Ecureuil offers en suite accommodation in the ski resort of Auron. It has a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Guests have access to free parking. Each room in this Logis hotel...
Located in AuronRoom from 98 €

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Majestic Barrière
The Majestic Barrière is located on La Croisette in Cannes, 110 metres from Palais des Festivals and the old port. It offers a Spa, casino and an outdoor...
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