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

Tuesday 2 September
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Min. 7°C - Max. 20°C
Wednesday 3 September
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Thursday 4 September
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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsLa petite Etoile d'hôtes bio    
9.4
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Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage
Bed and breakfast in the house of the star in Mercantour. Alexandra And Patrice will welcome you warmly and invite you to delight in the natural environment and family atmosphere. La...
Located 8.3 km from Auron 
Chalet with 5 bedroomsLe chant du mèlé    
10
Valberg
Great cottage in the middle of a large meadow where marmots frolic, 1 km from the center of the Valberg. 5 large bedrooms with bathroom toilet. WiFi, large private parking, bicycle...
Located 14.5 km from Auron82 € the double room 
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 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 22 personsGrande maison familiale Mercantour   NEW
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   NEW
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     
7.4
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...
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Hotel Edelweiss - Hotel in AuronHotel Edelweiss     
7.3
Auron
Located in the main square of Auron, this hotel is beside a cable car that can transport guests to the slopes in 2 minutes. The hotel is south-facing and offers en suite rooms with...
Located in AuronRoom from 58 €
Hôtel Las Donnas - Hotel in AuronHôtel Las Donnas     
7.8
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...
Located in AuronRoom from 89 €

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