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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

Avrieux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Savoie

At the heart of the Maurienne valley (Savoie), the common Avrieux is nestled at the foot of a rocky crowned on the east by the barrier forts Esseillon and notched on the north by the Cascade St. Benedict.

At the gates of the Parc National de la Vanoise, the village enjoys an exceptional climate of Mediterranean mountain promoting fauna and flora unique in the region. These characteristics have also earned the nickname Avrieux small Nice.

Behind the village look nonchalant Avrieux surprise visitor more surprised to discover a small mountain town combines individuality, tradition and modernity.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.2149829 (N 45° 12’ 54”)
Longitude6.7205380 (E 6° 43’ 14”)
AltitudeFrom 1094m to 3506m
Surface area37.85 km²
Population436 inhabitants
Density11 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChambéry (108 km, 1h17)
Insee code73026
IntercommunalityCC Terra Modana

Nearest cities & towns

Villarodin-Bourget2.2 km (4 min)
La Norma4.7 km (9 min)
Modane5.6 km (10 min)
Aussois6.1 km (11 min)
Fourneaux7.7 km (11 min)
Bramans7.7 km (12 min)
Freney8.9 km (14 min)
Saint-André10.6 km (15 min)
Sollières-Sardières12.4 km (15 min)
Termignon14.7 km (18 min)
Valfréjus15.2 km (24 min)
Orelle16.7 km (22 min)
Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis20 km (24 min)
Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne23 km (27 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Each year:


View of the village of Avrieux
View of the village of Avrieux
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Altarpiece of the Church of St. Thomas Becket
Altarpiece of the Church of St. Thomas Becket
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Cascade Saint Benedict
Cascade Saint Benedict
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Redoute Marie- Therese and Dent Parrachée ( 3697m )
Redoute Marie- Therese and Dent Parrachée ( 3697m )
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Redoute Marie- Thérèse
Redoute Marie- Thérèse
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden paraglider flight in Maurienne
Sports sensations65 € to 80 € Valmeinier (19.3 km)
Maiden paraglider flight over the Maurienne
Sports sensations75 € to 105 € Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte (20 km)
Rafting down the Isère river
Sports sensations58 € Montgirod (37 km)
Riverboarding through the gorges of the Isère river
Sports sensations56 € Montgirod (37 km)
Ski trekking in the Queyras valleys
Sports sensations65 € Arvieux (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Fitness trail
HikeEasy40 minVillarodin-Bourget (2.1 km)
The Art trail
Snowshoe hikeIntermediate1h10Villarodin-Bourget (2.4 km)
The Petit Bonheur walking trail
Snowshoe hikeEasy2h25Villarodin-Bourget (3 km)
Bramanette mountain pasture
HikeIntermediate5h00Bramans (4.4 km)
29 - Lac du Mont-Cenis
Cycling itineraryAthletic5h20Modane (5.4 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals